Anita Cozart, Managing Director, leads place-based, equitable development initiatives. During her time at PolicyLink Anita has established the Transportation Equity Caucus, a national coalition that promotes policies that yield just and fair infrastructure investment; led a philanthropic partnership dedicated to expanding access to housing and opportunity; and served as a lead coordinator of Equity Summit 2015. Prior to joining PolicyLink, Anita spent six years with the Washington, DC Office of Planning where she served first as a neighborhood and citywide planner, and ultimately as the chief of staff, leading the agency’s media activities, legislative initiatives, and special projects. She serves on the boards of Jobs to Move America, Shared Use Mobility Center, and Smart Growth America. Anita holds a master’s in city and regional planning from the University of California, Berkeley. She resides in Washington, D.C. with her spouse and three children, and is an active member of the historic Shiloh Baptist Church.