Director of Diabetes Education, Cardiovascular Risk and Weight Management
Rosemary Takacs, RN, BS, CDE is the director of diabetes education, cardiovascular risk and weight management at The Wright Center for Community Health. In this role, Rosemary provides individualized diabetes self-management education and training to individuals and groups, using the standards set for diabetes educators. She focuses on treating the whole person, not only his or her disease, as a team member at The Wright Center for Community Health Mid Valley Practice. Currently, she and registered dietician Karen Papi host PreventT2, a year-long program that helps participants learn skills like healthy eating, incorporating physical activities into their routine, managing stress and solving problems that can get in the way of healthy changes.
Rosemary graduated from Mercy Hospital School of Nursing and received her bachelor’s degree in health arts from The University of St. Francis. She obtained her certification as a Diabetes Educator (CDE) in 1986 and has maintained this credential ever since. She is active in the Northeast Pennsylvania Association of Diabetes Educators, working with colleagues in the area to provide education and training to educators and staff working to improve the quality of life for people with diabetes.
Rosemary lives in Olyphant with her husband, John, and spends time whenever she can with her three grandchildren. She loves to read, garden and travel with her husband – especially on cruises. She also enjoys learning about other cultures. Rosemary is accepting new patients of all ages.