Wendy LoCoco was born and raised in New Orleans, where she attended Mt. Carmel Academy. She pursued a bachelor's degree from the Business School at Loyola University with a concentration in Finance.
Upon graduation, Wendy felt the call to a life dedicated to healthcare. She was accepted into the Tulane School of Public Health, where she obtained a Master's degree in Health Administration. With her degree in hand, Wendy entered a residency program at the Philadelphia Geriatric Center, a 538-bed facility.
She returned home around two years later to get married and took a position at a long-term care facility before being named the Administrator of Our Lady of Wisdom Healthcare, a position she held for over ten years.
After moving on from the world of long-term care, Wendy remained in healthcare and became the office manager at an urgent care office. When the urgent care was sold, Wendy became a business consultant. Yet, her love of healthcare was ever at the forefront of her mind.
In January 2021, Wendy founded ElderChoice, a senior referral placement service. Wendy truly believes that ElderChoice is the culmination of all of her years of experience, education, and love of working in healthcare. She looks forward to assisting her clients as they search for placement in assisted living facilities in the New Orleans region.
Away from work, Wendy volunteers for many organizations around her beloved city of New Orleans. Wendy was awarded the prestigious Order of St. Louis Medal by the Archdiocese of New Orleans which is the highest honor that can bestowed on a member of the Catholic laity which recognizes the contribution of their time and talent to the Church. She is often called upon to give talks to groups on long-term care issues where she spreads her vast knowledge and expertise to those in attendance.
Wendy lives in Lakeview with her husband, Vincent B. "Chip" LoCoco, an estate planning attorney, and who is also an author of historical fiction novels. Wendy and Chip have two children.