2012-03-02 / Milestones

Former Resident Is Appointed By Cornell


Debra Wein Debra Wein Debra Wein, president and founder of Wellness Workdays and a former Rockaway resident, has been appointed by Cornell University to the President’s Council of Cornell Women (PCCW). The council is a group of highly accomplished alumnae working to enhance the involvement of women students, faculty, staff, and alumnae as leaders within Cornell University and its many communities. She joins noted alumni Janet Reno, Gabrielle Giffords, Jane E. Brody, Mae Jemison, and Irene Rosenfeld. Membership is by appointment only.

“I am honored to be selected as a member of the President’s Council of Cornell Women and to be joining a distinguished list of talented and accomplished Cornell alumni in advancing the role of women at the university,” said Wein. “The council plays an integral role in developing future women leaders, and I look forward to utilizing my entrepreneurial expertise to help the council meet its objectives.” Through her role on the council, Wein will work to expand the role of women within Cornell’s decision-making groups; advise the president on issues important to Cornell women; help attract outstanding women students, faculty, and staff to Cornell, and enhance their leadership opportunities; engage leading alumnae by strengthening their ties to each other and to Cornell; and offer guidance and role models for Cornell women.

A seasoned entrepreneur, Wein’s company, Wellness Workdays, based in Hingham, Massachusetts, is a leading provider of corporate wellness programs and the only corporate wellness provider in Massachusetts to receive state and national certification as a women-owned business enterprise. Wein is also the president and co-founder of partner company Sensible Nutrition, Inc., a consulting firm of RD’s and personal trainers, that provides nutrition and wellness services to individuals. She has designed award winning programs for both individuals and corporations around the world and is a nationally recognized expert on health and wellness with nearly 20 years of experience in the industry.

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