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Cogent Steps, LLC is a disabled veteran and woman owned business formed to assist others to better prepare for the future through greater skills, knowledge, and understanding. We are based in Alexandria, Virginia, USA.

Our consultants have the highest professional qualifications. 

We have clinical consultants, university and college professors, retired military, emergency medical response professionals and access to those who support non-governmental organizations. We combine a broad range of experience with specialized knowledge in the management of emergency care in many environments. Our consultants are located throughout the United States, with flexible schedules to meet the needs of our clients.

For further information about each instructor, please visit our staff page.


Cogent Steps, LLC, is owned by I. Reid Bessenger and Michele Leavitt Weinstein, PT, MS, SCS, ATC. We have a depth of experience providing direct support to private clinics, universities, professional and national athletic organizations and other organizations. Cogent Steps, LLC bring their clients the skills and knowledge needed in the area of Emergency Management.

We are an active part in our community: local, regional, national, and professional. We are dedicated to improving the lives of those around us!

Why train at Cogent Steps?

We are an NATABOC provider. Cogent Steps, LLC is uniquely qualified to support our clients in the administration, oversight, and complete support of the Emergency Response for the Athlete and Emergency Medical Response. Our long term relationship with the sixth largest marathon in the US provides an enhanced experience for our enrolled students and instructors.

Who trains at Cogent Steps? 

Registrants may include students and licensed providers in athletic training, nursing, physical therapy and physicians. Cogent Steps, LLC is not an approved educational provider for firefighters and EMT professionals who need to complete training and testing for the national registry exam.