Introduction to Fibroid Foundation
As the premier global community of fibroids patients, our mission is to amplify the voice of women living with fibroids.
We intentionally create and support initiatives to find a cure for fibroids by advocating for ongoing funding of patient sensitive fibroids research. We strive to erase the ‘Stigma of Silence’ around menstrual health and minimize treatment disparities with layered patient support, by creating and supporting initiatives to find a #CUREforFibroids. Our innovative programs, strategic initiatives and powerful partnerships directly reach patients in their daily lives and healthcare providers in their daily practice. We take a multi-faceted approach to fibroid education.
By developing a collaborative partnership with fellow patients and healthcare providers, we’re fostering a supportive relationship where informed women have proactive conversations with trusted providers on a regular basis. As a patient-founded organization, our unique insights layered with a unique mix of digital and in-person outreach drives exponential change.
Sateria is a patient advocate who was diagnosed with fibroids at the age of 26. After receiving the recommendation of a hysterectomy in her 20s, she was prompted to explore other options to manage her fibroid diagnosis. She began a quest for information, which led her to found The Fibroid Foundation.
Preserving her fertility has always been her primary concern. Unfortunately, she soon discovered that there were limited resources and information available to women, who, like her, had severely symptomatic fibroids. Sateria researched and interviewed physicians to find trusted, patient-focused medical professionals, many of whom are now members of The Fibroid Foundation’s Medical Advisory Board.
Holistic professionals provided a vast storehouse of information. Sateria was successfully treated by a naprapath who provided life-sustaining support for anemia. Frustrated by the return of fibroids after four surgeries, she was determined to find answers. Sateria learned to listen to her body, and to allow it to guide her. This awareness led to major nutrition and lifestyle changes.
Along the way, Sateria patented a design for an undergarment for women with heavy flow issues and those in need of incontinence protection.
The Fibroid Foundation has developed a substantial network within the medical community. Sateria is a sought after speaker. She has been featured online, in podcasts, and is published in medical journals. Sateria holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Carnegie Mellon University.
Meet The Fibroid Foundation Team
The Fibroid Foundation Team is comprised of individuals whose passion for health, education, and patient advocacy remains at the forefront of their willingness to champion the fight against fibroids.
Our Corporate Partners
Our corporate partners are comprised of groups who are working with us to change the fibroid story by assisting The Fibroid Foundation in their advocacy and awareness efforts.
Our Board of Directors
- Jarrad Aguirre
- Karen R. Baker
- Pamela Bames
- Tiara Batle
- Craig Mclendon
Our Medical Advisory Board Members
James Segars, MD
William Catherino, MD, PHD
Wanda Nicholson, MD, MPH, MBA
Elizabeth (Ebbie) Stewart, MD
Linda Bradley, MD
Vanessa Jacoby, MD, MAS
Erica Marsh, MD, MSCI
Magdy Milad, MD, MS
James Spies, MD, MPH