Yamelsie Rodríguez is the president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri. Under Yamelsie’s leadership, PPSLR has expanded its scope of care across the affiliate’s eight health centers in Missouri and Illinois. Before taking on this role at PPSLRSWMO, she served as the chief operating officer at Planned Parenthood of Illinois. Yamelsie brings a wealth of experience in innovative and patient-centered health care delivery models that adapt to the evolving needs of the communities in which her health centers serve.
Many of us heard of the passing of Sarah Weddington, the fearless attorney who represented Jane Roe in the landmark Roe v. Wade Supreme Court case 49 years ago this month. As I reflect on her accomplishment, I’m met with deep frustration, fear, and hope for what this day represents. Frustration that nearly five decades […]