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Empowering Birthing Women and People Through Quality Maternal Care

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At Bayview S.O.L., we are dedicated to creating a nurturing and uplifting environment where women of color in San Francisco can experience safe and culturally sensitive birthing experiences, fostering the health and well-being of both mother and child.

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About

About Bayview S.O.L.

Bayview S.O.L. is a nonprofit organization committed to improving maternal health outcomes for women of color by providing access to high-quality, culturally sensitive birthing services. Our organization strives to create a healing space where women can feel valued, supported, and empowered throughout the birthing process.

The acronym 'S.O.L.' stands for 'Sustaining Our Lives' and the word ‘sol’ in Spanish translates to ‘sun’, which is the star that creates life. With Bayview S.O.L., we nourish one another so that we may flourish for generations to come.  Just like the sun in the San Francisco horizon, Bayview S.O.L. shines warmth and joy among our communities.

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Leadership

Meet Our Leadership Team

Patricia Rodriguez

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Founder & CEO

Patricia Rodriguez is a lifelong San Francisco resident who understands the needs of her changing community. Her unwavering dedication to the public health sector, passion for community service, and experience working with midwives and doulas led her to establish a space of healing and care for marginalized pregnant mothers.

 

Patricia is deeply committed to addressing the economic and social factors responsible for health inequities among the most vulnerable populations of San Francisco. By recognizing the Social Determinants of Health and eliminating the disparities faced by many women of color, Patricia has made it her mission to improve health outcomes for those most at risk, working in partnership with other community-based organizations.

Marna Armstead

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Board President

Marna Armstead, a San Francisco native, has deep roots in the diverse and vibrant Bayview District (SF District 10). She has been deeply passionate about childbirth and providing support to pregnant women for over eighteen years. Her journey began after the birth of her own daughter, igniting a love for the birthing process and a strong desire to empower women.

 

As the founding member of SisterWeb and the current Executive Director, Marna has dedicated herself to creating a supportive network that addresses the challenges faced by communities disproportionately affected by adverse birth outcomes in San Francisco.

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“Improving maternal health outcomes is not just about providing medical care. It's about creating a culture of support and empowerment for women of color.”

― Dr. Maria Rodriguez

Conceptual Design

Please note the concept for Bayview S.O.L. is evolving and the renderings above do not reflect the final layout and design of the space. 

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