Chris Cozad has served on the City of Columbus Community Relations Commission since 2004. She also serves as the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trandgender (LGBT) community liaison to Columbus Mayor Michael B. Coleman.
Cozad sits on the Board of Trustees of the Buckeye Region Anti-Violence Organization (BRAVO) having served in that capacity since the foundation of the organization in 1996. Additionally she served as President of that Board from 1996 through 2007. BRAVO is an organization working on issues of violence in the LGBT communities including hate crimes, domestic violence and sexual assault. Cozad is known nationally for her expertise in violence as it effect the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender communities. Cozad has served at the Co-Chair of the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) for 3 years.
Cozad is the President of Alternative Auto Care, an independent auto repair facility, serving Columbus since 1983 and is an ASE Certified Master Automotive Technician. In 2002 Cozad joined the faculty of Columbus State Community College as an adjunct instructor of Automotive Technology.