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Wellness for Washington Women

Our Team

3W Medical for Women patient care is exclusively provided by licensed medical professionals


Dr. Susan Rutherford, MD

Dr. Susan Rutherford, MD

President & Medical Director

Dr. Rutherford graduated from Washington State University and University of Washington School of Medicine. She is Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Maternal-Fetal Medicine and is a Fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. She was employed by EvergreenHealth, where she has served as founding Medical Director of the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Program and also Medical Director of Women’s and Children’s Services. She is also a past President of the Washington State Obstetrical Association.

Christi Emmons, MSN, ARNP, FNP-C

Christi Emmons, MSN, ARNP, FNP-C

Medical Provider

Christi Emmons graduated from Seattle Pacific University with her Bachelors of Science in Nursing. She returned for her Masters in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner program at Gonzaga University in 2018 after working over twenty years for both Swedish and EvergreenHealth. Christi is passionate about education and partnering with her patients to help support their optimal wellness.

Annabell Sandoval, CMA

Annabell Sandoval, CMA

Certified Medical Assistant

Annabell graduated in March 2020 from Charter College, in Sunnyside, WA. As a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA), Annabell assists alongside 3W’s Medical Providers to ensure high standards of patient care. She has a deep love for women’s healthcare and joined 3W as their first CMA in June 2020.

Helen Nguyen, MSW

Helen Nguyen, MSW

Chief Executive Officer

Helen graduated with a Master’s degree in Social Work with a focus on Administration and Public Policy, as well as a BA in Women’s Studies, both from the University of Washington. Helen, along with friend Melanie Gibbs founded WAMS in 2012 and has served on the WAMS Advisory Board since its inception. Helen was hired on as Advancement Director in August 2015, became Executive Director in June 2017, and CEO on July 15, 2020.

Taylor Worthen

Taylor Worthen

Executive Assistant

Taylor received her BA in Management from Northwest University in 2017. She has experience working with nonprofits and in HR specifically in recruiting, onboarding and policy management. She is originally from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma but spent most of her life in Gig Harbor, Washington. Taylor was a key team member in helping 3W become AAAHC accredited in 2019. She joined the 3W team in January 2018 as the Office Manager and recently stepped in to the Executive Assistant role in April 2020.

Lauren Wooding

Lauren Wooding

Office Manager

Lauren graduated with her BA in Psychology from the University of Washington in Spring 2020. She was born and raised in Lake Tapps, Washington. Lauren has worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant in both acute long term care and ambulatory day surgery. She is passionate about caring for the whole patient and walking alongside their health journey. Lauren joined the 3W team in Spring of 2018 as a medical volunteer and developed a calling and passion for Women’s Health. She was hired on as Office Manager in March of 2020.

Mike Jones

Mike Jones

Media Director

Mike graduated from the University of Washington with a BA in English with a Creative Writing emphasis and a minor in Philosophy. He grew up in California’s Silicon Valley but has called Washington home ever since college. Following his diverse interests in the arts, technology, and natural health, to name a few, he has variously worked as a freelance videographer, software instructor, and farm intern. He looks forward to the unique convergence of these interests—creative, technical, and holistic—in his new role as 3W’s Media Director, beginning July 2020.

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