The Commission recently hired a Senior Scientific Advisor, D. Jody Koehler, to assist the Commission and its staff in the technical aspects of the Commission's investigative, accreditation and licensing programs. Koehler has over 18 years of experience as a forensic biologist, including work as a DNA Technical Leader, DNA Section Manager, and Laboratory Manager. She currently serves as a lead assessor for the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board as well. Koehler is a member of the American Society of Crime Lab Directors and the American Association of Forensic DNA Analysts and Administrators and has authored publications on validation and analysis of forensic casework. The Commission looks forward to having Koehler's in-house expertise beginning November 1, 2017 in support of its commitment to improving the integrity and reliability of forensic analysis in Texas.