Sona founded CaringBridge in 1997 when the Internet was just becoming a household name, making her one of the first to recognize that the Internet could create a powerful connection for people to receive emotional and physical support during a health journey. In 2016, after nearly two decades as CEO, Sona transitioned into the role of founder and chief ambassador. As an author, speaker and community builder, Sona will elevate the awareness and use of CaringBridge on a national scale by speaking about improving health outcomes through the power of social support. Sona is frequently recognized and honored for her passion and visionary leadership. In 2015 Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal honored her as a top CEO in technology with the "Titans of Technology" award. In 2014 The Women's Health Leadership TRUST named her one of the "Top 35 Women Leaders" in Minnesota Health Care. In 2013 Minnesota Monthly placed her on their list of the "75 most influential people of the Twin Cities."