Anita Cozart

Managing Director


Anita Cozart (née Hairston), Managing Director, advances PolicyLink priorities related to just and fair infrastructure investment. She established the Transportation Equity Caucus, a national coalition that promotes policies that foster greater inclusion for low-income people and communities of color. Anita also leads a philanthropic partnership dedicated to expanding access to housing and opportunity. She served as one of the lead coordinators of Equity Summit 2015, a one-of-a-kind, national gathering which lifted up issues and leaders that are critical to the equity movement. Prior to joining PolicyLink, Anita spent six years with the Washington, DC Office of Planning where she served first as a community planner working on neighborhood and citywide plans, and ultimately as the chief of staff, leading the agency's media activities, legislative initiatives, and several major projects. Anita holds a master’s degree in city and regional planning from the University of California, Berkeley.