WILMA’s Leadership Institute: Cathy Wright

Snapshot of this year's Leadership Institute members

WILMA’s 2021 Leadership Institute, an annual nine-month program, gives area women the opportunity to learn from leaders in the region, visit a range of local companies, and serve as each others’ personal board of directors.

The program is part of WILMA’s Women to Watch Leadership Initiative, created to help develop more women leaders in our area.

Meet 2021 institute member CATHY WRIGHT.

Cathy Wright

Title: Manager of therapy servicesCathy Wright Res

Company: Novant Health New Hanover Regional Medical Center

How long have you been with your current employer? 13 years

Alma mater:

Elon University (Bachelors in exercise sports science) 

MGH Institute of Health Professions (Doctor of physical therapy) 

UNC Chapel Hill (Master of health care administration) 

Prior career experience:

Physical Therapist Acute Care Rehab Services at NHRMC 2007-2008 

– Physical therapist Rehabilitation Hospital at NHRMC 2008-2011 

– Therapy Coordinator- PT  Rehabilitation Hospital at NHRMC 2011-2021 

– Manager -Therapy Services at Pender Memorial Hospital  2021 – present 

Current job responsibilities: “Perform administrative, and operational activities for Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Speech Therapy and necessary support at Pender Memorial Hospital, Rocky Point Outpatient, and Therapy Resource Pool across New Hanover Regional Medical Center’s therapy locations. 

Hobbies: Running/exercise at EFC, sitting at the beach with my boys, watching reality TV and baking shows.

To learn more about WILMA’s Leadership Institute and Initiative, go to wilmamag.com/women-to-watch.

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Categories: Women to Watch