Commissioner: Teal Kozel
Teal Kozel was appointed to the Board of Parole Hearings by Governor Newsom April 20, 2022. Kozel was Senior Psychologist Supervisor in the Forensic Assessment Division at the Board of Parole Hearings from 2009 to 2022. Kozel was a Psychologist Specialist at the California Medical Facility in 2009. Kozel was a Staff Psychologist and Suicide Prevention Coordinator at San Quentin State Prison from 2007 to 2009. Kozel was a Staff Psychologist at Napa State Hospital from 2004 to 2007. Kozel earned a Doctor of Psychology degree in Clinical Psychology from Baylor University.
Commissioner Kozel was reappointed to the Board of Parole Hearings by Governor Newsom on April 13, 2023.