Jul 24, 2020 12:15 PM
Dee Schweitzer via Zoom
Inside the Grand Jury, Dee Schweitzer

Dee Schweitzer is a trainer with the California Grand Jurors Association (www.cgja.org) traveling throughout the state training new civil grand jurors. She served on the Sonoma County Civil Grand Jury 2017-2018 term and as Foreperson during the 2018-2019 term. In 2017-2018 term, she was Chair of Cities and Special Districts Committee and active on the Editorial Committee. Dee was born and raised in New York and moved to the San Francisco North Bay Area with her husband and two children in 1980.

Dee was Director of Quality and Compliance in a community based organization (CBO) providing behavioral health services in Marin, Napa and Sonoma Counties. She has certification as a HIPPA privacy expert (CHPE) and is also a California licensed life and health agent. In retirement, she provides compliance consultation for social service and behavioral health agencies.

She is a board certified registered art therapist (ATR-BC) who developed a specialty as a cognitive art therapist providing mental health and substances abuse services at all levels of behavioral health care. Her approach embraces the principles of existential therapy in a social rehabilitation model. She also taught these subjects in many Bay Area colleges and universities.

Before embarking on a career in behavioral health, Dee was a graphic artist in New York as well as a flight attendant. Dee has been a volunteer docent at the Museums of Sonoma County History and Art Museum. Her favorite sport activity is swimming and she starts each day swimming laps before sunrise. Dee is an adoring grandparent to her grandson; and her son and daughter, both married, live in the San Francisco Bay Area.