Mary Deanna “Dee” Cozart is an Inland Empire resident since 1971. She is a graduate of San Jacinto High School and Mount San Jacinto College. Dee earned her Vocational Nursing Certificate from United Health Careers in 1973 and has gone on to a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix and an MBA from National University, San Diego. With over 30 years in management level positions she retired as the Senior Director for Corporate Safety for the National American Red Cross. Dee now runs her own consulting business, Cozart Management Services, and has been a Menifee Valley Chamber Member for the past year. She was a participant in development of the Chamber Strategic plan for 2015-2016. Dee has traveled to 45 of our 50 States, England, Canada, Mexico, China, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
Dee has been married for over 40 years to her high school sweetheart, Scott Cozart and together raised two sons. Their family now consists of two daughters-in-law and 5 grandchildren with #6 due in October. Ranging in ages from 20 to 4, there are currently 4 granddaughters and 1 grandson.
Dee is active in many local charity organizations and has a passion for service. She is currently President of the Board of Directors for VIP Tots, Secretary and Scholarship Chair for San Jacinto Valley Women’s Conference Committee, Secretary of the Board of Directors for Hemet-San Jacinto Valley Chamber of Commerce, and an active member of the San Jacinto Education Foundation. Dee serves MSJC as both a member of the Citzens’ Oversight Committee on Measure AA as well as a member of the MSJC Foundation Board of Directors. She serves as a volunteer for the Soboba Foundation, the Soboba Center Against Sexual Assault Community Service Committee and is a member of the Ramona Pageant Association Advisory Board. Additional areas of note and service include membership in Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society, American Association of University Women, founding member of the Museum of the American Indian and founding member of the National Museum of Women’s History, both museums of the Smithsonian Institution. Dee is also a member of Soroptimist International San Jacinto – Hemet Valley.
“It is one of the beautiful compensations in this life that in helping others you also help yourself.”