Ana Rodney is a Doula who has been practicing for 14 years. Ana is a yoga instructor, energy healer, and wellness practitioner based in Baltimore City. She runs MOMCares as the Executive Director and founder as well as the Rising Mama as Founder and Director. The Rising Mama is a wellness organization that centers mothers in the delivery of care and support to the entire family unit. MOMCares is a project of The Rising Mama and doula program that supports black women navigating high risk pregnancies and/or NICU involvement after birth. MOMCares seeks to bring awareness to the Black Maternal Health Crisis and advocate for equitably compassionate care across care systems interacting with black mothers in Baltimore City. Ana has spoken and led workshops throughout the DMV, addressing audiences at Johns Hopkins Hospital, University of Maryland Medical System, Greater Baltimore Medical Center, and George Washington University. Ana Rodney is a graduate of Morgan State University. MOMCares is represented on the Baltimore City Mayor’s Women’s Commission, Maryland Breastfeeding Coalition, Reproductive Health Equity Alliance of Maryland and BCIITY Coalition. Ana Rodney serves as a perinatal mental Health consultant for the Baltimore City Health Department . Ana is a current OSI Community Fellow. Ana was named a Baltimore Homecoming Hero in 2019 and named a Game Changer by Baltimore Magazine in 2021. Ana also sits on the Baltimore City Maternal mortality review board.Finally, Ana is most importantly mother to Aiden Rodney, age 5 and Asher Rodney, age 3 months. Ana has a background in education, teaching in Baltimore city as an artist and english co teacher between 2006-2014.