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Serving Orange County

I have enjoyed serving on the Orange County BOCC and hope to serve another term. I am a pediatrician, a partner, a parent, and an advocate for all Orange County residents. Please read more about me below or feel free to reach out to learn more.

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A lifelong North Carolinian, Amy Fowler, MD, MPH, was born in Winston-Salem and attended the NC School of Science & Math in Durham. She studied biomedical engineering at Duke University and earned her M.D. with Honors and a Master's of Public Health in Maternal and Child Health from UNC-Chapel Hill, completing residencies in pediatrics and preventive medicine also at UNC-Chapel Hill. She currently works as a pediatrician at the Chapel Hill Children's Clinic in Southern Village.


Serving on her first term on the Orange County BOCC, Commissioner Fowler has prioritized equity, education, mental health, and the environment. She has served on the Board of Directors of Alliance Health, the Behavioral Health Taskforce, Juvenile Crime Prevention Council, Climate Council, Solid Waste Advisory Group, Intergovernmental Parks and Rec and the Cooperative Extension, among others.

For over 16 years, Dr. Fowler has been heavily invested in improving local education. She has served as a member of the NAACP's education committee and served as leader of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools (CHCCS) Special Needs Advisory Council (SNAC) from 2015-17. In 2017, she was elected to the CHCCS Board of Education where she served until November 2020. She served as the Board's vice chair her final year. As a BOCC member the past 3 years, she continues to strongly support funding for the county’s two school systems’ operations and capital needs.

Commissioner Fowler has long been passionate about supporting folks with disabilities.  She served as leader of the Orange-Chatham chapter of the Autism Society of North Carolina (ASNC) for 7 years and  has been engaged with ASNC for over 20 years. When not working as a pediatrician or county commissioner, Dr. Fowler supports her son who has autism as he participates in B3, Reality Ministries, and his work at Extraordinary Ventures. 


Dr. Fowler attends Orange United Methodist  Church. She is married to Dr. Vance Fowler. They have three adult children who have attended CHCCS public schools, graduated college and are now pursuing careers in medicine, environmental science, musical theater, culinary and horticulture. Dr. Fowler and her husband enjoy traveling, cooking, running and hiking. 


I'm always open to hear your concerns or share more about me. Let's connect.

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