Commissioner: Teal Kozel

Teal Kozel, 45, of Yuba City, has been appointed to the Board of Parole Hearings. Kozel has been Senior Psychologist Supervisor in the Forensic Assessment Division at the Board of Parole Hearings since 2009. She was Psychologist Specialist at the California Medical Facility in 2009 and was Staff Psychologist and Suicide Prevention Coordinator at San Quentin State Prison from 2007 to 2009. She was Staff Psychologist at Napa State Hospital from 2004 to 2007. Kozel earned a Doctor of Psychology degree in clinical psychology from Baylor University.