Theresa Wu, RN, BSN, poses with recognition as a graduate of the Leadership Thurston County’s 25th class.

Capital Medical Center is proud to have our very own Theresa Wu included as part of the recent Leadership Thurston County (LTC) program graduating class through the Thurston County Chamber Foundation.

Theresa, a Registered Nurse Clinical Coordinator and valued Capital team member for nearly eight-and-a-half years, was one of 39 graduates of the LTC’s 25th class.

“I am so thrilled that Theresa had the opportunity to complete the Leadership Thurston County program,” noted Capital Chief Nursing Officer Becky Means, RN, BSN. “Theresa is a strong leader on our ICU/PCU unit … her knowledge and mentorship toward staff cannot be topped!”

LTC is dedicated to developing informed, skilled and committed community leadership representative of the area’s diverse citizens.

The program was established to develop community leaders. It is a local program created specifically for our community and designed to help participants:

  • Acquire knowledge and a broad understanding of the complex issues facing South Sound
  • Build relationships for collaborative efforts needed to resolve challenges
  • Enhance leadership skills through experiences with community leaders and other activities during the year

During the 10-month program, LTC class members met with local, community, and statewide leaders, learned about issues surrounding South Sound communities, expanded networks and resources and explored numerous opportunities to get involved.

Topics ranged from business and economic development to environmental issues, education, and health and human services. Site visits included tours of local businesses, schools, public agencies, and non-profit organizations.

Theresa says it was a pleasure to represent Capital Medical Center as part of the class, and that many facets of Thurston County were revealed to her of which she hadn’t been aware – despite growing up and working here for the last nine years.

“LTC taught me about civic leadership, the importance of getting involved in community organizations and provided an opportunity to network with likeminded individuals,” she noted.

“It also taught us that together, we can create a better future through setting achievable goals, utilizing our collective strengths and the belief that we can always do more and be better.

“I would like to say congratulations to all my fellow graduates and thank you for a memorable and rewarding experience. I look forward to working with you in the near future,” she said.

Leadership Thurston County is a program of the Thurston County Chamber Foundation and has been developing informed, skilled and committed community leaders since 1994.

Capital Medical Center Leadership Thurston County graduates:

  • 1995: Karin Frinell-Hanrahan
  • 2009: Renee Crotty
  • 2010: Jennifer Weldon
  • 2012: James Kaech
  • 2014: Jessica Forsman
  • 2017: Dave Forsberg
  • 2018: JJ Geise
  • 2019: Theresa Wu