Deborah Booth Adler, WHNP, IBCLC
Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner
Deborah grew up in Rocky Mount, NC and moved to Chapel Hill in 1989 to attend UNC. After working in psychology research, she decided to pursue nursing. After obtaining her Master’s in Nursing at Vanderbilt University, Deborah worked as a Nurse Practitioner in a private OB-GYN practice in Durham. She then moved to Sacramento, CA and Bristol, TN and held various positions including labor and delivery nurse, provider at a Nurse Practitioner-run clinic serving vulnerable populations, and nursing instructor. Deborah and her family, that now included a daughter, returned to Chapel Hill in 2006 and her son was born in 2007 at Women’s Birth and Wellness Center. She joined WBWC in 2010 to provide care for women of all ages. In 2012, Deborah became an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant and joined our lactation staff. You may see her in either, or both, of her two roles here.
Wendy Fields, FNP
Family Nurse Practitioner
Wendy grew up in the Boston area and began her journey in women’s health after giving birth to her first child in 2000 with the assistance of a Certified Nurse-Midwife in Philadelphia. The experience of becoming a mother was so life-altering that she left her career as a writer and PhD student in English to pursue a career that would come to revolve around partnering with people and communities to improve their health and well-being. During the early years of parenting her first two children, she became a childbirth educator and birth doula where she attended births at hospitals, homes, and birth centers, including WBWC. She returned to school for her ABSN degree at Duke University. Wendy worked as an RN at UNC Hospitals, before returning to school for her MSN and Family Nurse Practitioner certification at UNC. Her third child was born at WBWC in 2012 with Allison and Emily in attendance. Prior to joining WBWC, she worked as a family nurse practitioner for two years at the Caswell County Health Department, providing full scope primary care to all families.