Interview with Ana Rodney (MOMCares)

Interview with Ana Rodney (MOMCares)

Ana Rodney, Executive Director and Founder of MOMCares. MOMCares serves under-supported mothers with NICU experiences in Baltimore City by providing prenatal and postpartum doula care including transportation, advocacy, self-care opportunities, and nutritious meals to mothers and their families.
About the guest

Ana Rodney is a practicing Doula for nearly 15 years, a yoga instructor, energy healer, and wellness practitioner based in Baltimore City. She’s Executive Director, Founder of MOMCares and the Rising Mama, a wellness organization that centers mothers in the delivery of care and support to the entire family unit. Ana has spoken and led workshops throughout the Mid Atlantic Region of the United States; addressing audiences at Johns Hopkins Hospital, University of Maryland Medical System, Greater Baltimore Medical Center, and George Washington University.  She is also a graduate of Morgan State University. Ana serves as a Board Member and historian for the BCIITY Alliance and board member for  Maryland breastfeeding association. Ana is the Chair of the Baltimore City Maternal Mortality Review Board as well as a member of the Fetal Infant Mortality Review Board. Ana has been acknowledged by the Public Justice Center for her contributions and collaborations in Policy in Maternal Health. Ana is the recipient of the NARAL MD Prochoice Young Advocate award, OSI Community Fellowship, Warnock Foundation Award, along with other awards for her service to the mothers of Baltimore City. Most recently, Ana has been rewarded the Goldman Sachs One Million Black Women Impact Grant for MOMCares. 

Ana Rodney has served as a Perinatal Mental Health  Consultant for the Baltimore City Health Department. Ana was named a Baltimore Homecoming Hero in 2019 and a Game Changer by Baltimore Magazine in 2021. Ana has a background in education, teaching in Baltimore city as an artist, Spanish and  English co-teacher between 2006-2014. Finally and most importantly, Ana is mother to Aiden and Asher Rodney, ages 7 and 14 months, respectively.

About MOMCares

MOMCares serves under-supported mothers with NICU experiences in Baltimore City by providing prenatal and postpartum doula care including transportation, advocacy, self-care opportunities, and nutritious meals to mothers and their families. Please consider making a donation to support our work by visiting momcares.org/donate.

This interview is brought to you in part my the support of Innovation Works Baltimore.

Innovation Works Baltimore is an innovative, collaborative resource network that connects neighborhoods, entrepreneurs, social innovation assets, and investors to build sustainable neighborhood economies in Baltimore.
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