Healthy Soccer San Francisco is a coalition of players, coaches, families and other park users who are building awareness about unanswered questions regarding personal health and the environmental impact of synthetic turf soccer fields.
Advisors to HSSF include:
Kathleen McCowin, Honorary Chair: Soccer mom and attorney. Kathleen wrote the legal opinions banning red dye 2 & 4 from the American food supply. Kathleen successfully negotiated a San Francisco City ban on cigarette ads on city owned property, such as MUNI buses and bus shelters. She looks forward to again collaborating with key San Francisco child advocacy groups to protect San Francisco children from cancer risks. Kathleen's daughter, Liz, now 19, has played soccer since kindergarten.
Christina Olague: Former Chair, SF Planning Commission. Former SF Supervisor. Former President, SF Latino Democratic Club.
Alan Ogilvie: Soccer player for over 30 years.
Coached and refereed through American Youth Soccer Organization.
Ellen Koivisto, Science Teacher, San Francisco.
Dr. Marya Zlatnik, MD, MMS: Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, & Reproductive Sciences at UCSF, and a Maternal Fetal Medicine specialist, with clinical expertise in ultrasound and the diagnosis of fetal anomalies. She has a long-standing interest in environmental toxins and their effect on pregnancy. She is a member of UCSF’s Program in Reproductive Health and the Environment (PRHE), as well as the associate director of UCSF’s fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine. She is the Associate Director of the Maternal Fetal Health and the Environment Program at the University of California San Francisco's Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit (UCSF PEHSU). Her research interests include obstetrical complications and environmental toxins in pregnancy and reproduction.
Dr. Zlatnik earned her medical degree at the University of Iowa and completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology, a fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine and a master's program in medical science at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. She is a retired midfielder who hopes her young son will grow up to be a left-footer.