President & CEO at Planned Parenthood of St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri
Yamelsie Rodriguez is the President and CEO for Planned Parenthood of St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri and a strong advocate for reproductive rights, and health equity.
Rodriguez was formerly the Chief Operating Officer for Planned Parenthood of Illinois and led a team of more than 220 employees. She has conceived strategies to expand health care services offered at 17 health centers across Illinois, managed new infrastructure initiatives, launched new business ventures, and developed a partnership Chicago Public Schools, the third. largest public school system in the nation to empower young people to take control of their reproductive health.
Rodriguez was born in Puerto Rico and studied industrial engineering at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus.