Commissioners, Executive Director, and Staff Directory

The Commission on Correctional Peace Officer Standards and Training (CPOST) was established by the Legislature in July 2015, to develop, approve, and monitor standards for the training of State Correctional Peace Officers. The Commission is comprised of six members, three members appointed by and representing the management of the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation; three members appointed by the Governor upon recommendation by, and representing the members of, the California Correctional Peace Officers’ Association. Each Commissioner serves a four year term. CPOST staff operates under the direction of the Commission. CPOST is dedicated to the vision, mission, values, and training goals of the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. CPOST is working diligently to ensure a well-trained, quality workforce.


Josh EusticeParole Agent I
Connie GipsonDAI Director
Pedro ChaneloAssociate Warden
Jason LoweDJJ Deputy Director
Christopher TrottCorrectional Officer
Alternate CommissionersTitle
Nathan GaughanAssociate Warden
Alisha MasonCorrectional Officer
Teresa PerezDJJ Associate Director
Timothy SheldonCorrectional Lieutenant
Tina BaylesExecutive Director
Kelly RainwaterCorrectional Captain
Johnny HuynhSpecial Assistant
Timothy KleinCorrectional Lieutenant
Davey CervantesParole Agent II
Paul BestolaridesCorrectional Captain (RA)
Robin DeFehrStaff Services Manager I
Judy BourgeoisAssociate Governmental Program Analyst
Lisa CarterAssociate Governmental Program Analyst
Stephanie BarrazaAssociate Governmental Program Analyst
Alexis GonzalesSeasonal Clerk



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