Dixie Kozak, RN, BSN, CDP
Director of Nursing
Homeschool teacher for 18 years
Loves learning new things
Dixie was born and raised in Wyoming. After studying business and selling real estate for a time she decided to attend college for nursing. She selected Arizona State University over University of Wyoming largely to get out of taking computer classes! Boy was the joke on her! She started out her nursing career working in labor and delivery. After almost a year she decided that was not her calling and accepted a position at Carl T Hayden VAMC working in geriatrics. She loved working with veterans and seniors. Due to an allergy to latex she was forced to leave that system eventually finding work in the home health care arena. She has worked home health for the last 18 years while also being a homeschool mother. After their youngest child graduated Dixie decided to work on developing her career. She took courses and became certified OASIS expert making it clear to her that she was looking for something different. When she saw a posting for Sunland Home Care’s nursing position, after researching the company she decided this was the opportunity she was looking for and applied. Dixie has a passion for serving seniors and educating the people who care for them whether it be a family member or caregiver.
In her free time Dixie loves spending time with her husband Joe, and the family. She also enjoys reading, sewing, whole food cooking, hiking, embroidery, and many other things. She loves cooking with her niece Jazmarie. If extended time off you are likely to find her with her family and some friends in a home near some mountains for hiking. She tries to travel back to Wyoming and Montana once a year.