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Wellness for Washington Women

Our Team

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

Susan Rutherford, MD

President/CEO, 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.

Helen Nguyen, MSW

Executive Director
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, and became Executive Director in June 2017.

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

Office Manager
Lauren will graduate with her BA in Psychology from University of Washington this Spring. 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.