Maureen Darcey

Maureen Darcey, CNM

Executive Director

Maureen has served women for her entire career. Early in her career, she practiced in rural community hospitals which included West Virginia, Kentucky and Maine in adult medicine, general surgery, orthopedics, labor and delivery and pediatrics. She completed her graduate training as a Certified Nurse Midwife at the State University of New York Downstate in 1979. After moving to North Carolina, she worked at Chatham Family Birth Center (doing hospital and home births), the Chatham County Health Department OB/GYN clinic, and in a private physician’s practice in Sanford. Maureen’s passion for midwifery and the birth center model of care led to the creation of Women’s Birth & Wellness Center in 2003. As a midwifery leader in North Carolina, she held the job of midwifery program director for Piedmont Health Services, the Chair of NC American College of Nurse Midwives as well as the NC Midwifery Joint Committee. She is dedicated to mentoring CNM students from around the world and is one of the national coordinators for American Association of Birth Centers “How to Start a Birth Center” workshop. She’s the mother of three children born at home and at birth centers and is a grandmother to five; four of whom were born here at WBWC.


Brianna Honea, MBA

Business Director

Brianna was appointed Business Director in July 2005.  She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and a Master’s Degree of Business Administration from East Carolina University. Brianna has great experience in non-profit medical management. Prior to working at WBWC, she worked as the Director of Development at New Bern’s Clinic for Special Children, where she assisted families and children affected by developmental disabilities. Brianna is also an instructor in therapeutic and healing arts. She teaches yoga at the Chapel Hill-Carrboro YMCA. Brianna is an active board member for Focus Therapy Services, a non-profit New Bern health clinic. She also serves as a board member for Community Nutrition Partnership in Durham and on the national board of the American Association of Birth Centers Foundation. She enjoys running, yoga, reading and spending time with her family and friends. One of Brianna’s favorite past times is traveling. She eagerly awaits her next adventure!