Get to know Wendy
Wendy Cossman earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and RN degrees at The University of Michigan’s School of Nursing where she graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1977. She spent her early nursing career as a Medical, Emergency Room and ICU Nurse at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. She then moved to Michigan where she ran the Internal Medicine Department's Health Education Program at Group Health Plan HMO. Wendy went on to work at Becton Dickinson where she was a National Diabetes Nurse Consultant, speaking around the country to teach people about new trends in diabetes. She then started the Diabetes Outpatient Program at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda and was the Diabetes Nurse Educator and Acting Director of the Diabetes Treatment Center at Georgetown University. She has consulted for several pharmaceutical companies, and acted as nurse educator in physicians' offices. Wendy has since formed her own private practice, Weigh To Go where she consults with clients about health education, wellness and nutrition.
Wendy has spoken around the country on Diabetes, Stress Management, Health Education and parenting. She has been featured on Fairfax Magazine Television, written for Diabetes Magazines and served on various Boards of Directors. In her free time, she volunteers for Hospice Caring as a Child Bereavement Counselor, Make a Wish Foundation as a Wish Granter, The American Heart Association, and Kids Enjoy Exercise Now. She loves to travel, exercise, cook, read, paint and spend time with her family. Wendy Cossman resides in Potomac, Maryland with her loving husband, Jeff, and two wonderful daughters, Jenna and Allison.
Wendy is extremely passionate about making others live a healthier lifestyle in order to live the most fulfilling life possible. She strives to help clients make manageable lifestyle changes that help them make wellness a permanent part of their lives. Wendy takes each client's needs and differences into account and uses her nursing and nutrition background, as well as her compassionate and energetic personality, to set goals and create individual plans for each person or corporation she works with. She wants to make a lasting impact on each life she touches by teaching, motivating, and finding creative ways to help each client become more fit, healthy, happy, and live the best life possible.