Texas Forensic Science Commission

Licensing Advisory Committee Members 
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William M. Hines

William Hines, J.D. of Austin is the senior partner for Hines Ranc & Holub. He is Board Certified in Criminal Law and previously served as an Assistant District Attorney in Travis County.  Mr. Hines was an Instructor at the University of Texas School of Law in Trial Advocacy and served as the President of the Criminal Law section of the... Read more

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Erin Reat

Mr. Erin Reat has worked at the Bexar County Criminal Investigation Laboratory since 1998.  He began as a Forensic Scientist in the Forensic Biology Section, was promoted to Quality Assurance Manager of the laboratory, and is currently Assistant Crime Laboratory Director.  He received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Texas Tech University in 1995, and his Master of Science... Read more

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Emily Esquivel

Emily Esquivel is the Laboratory Director of the Jefferson County Regional Crime Laboratoryin Beaumont, Texas. Ms. Esquivel received her B.S. degree in Chemistry from Lamar University in 2001. During her 15-year career in forensics, she has served as Technical Leader in the discipline of Seized Drugs, Technical Supervisor in breath testing, and as a forensic scientist in the disciplines of... Read more

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Donna Eudaley

Donna Eudaley is the Manager of the Firearms Section at the Houston Forensic Science Center.  She began her forensic career in 2002 with the Houston Police Department Crime Laboratory‘s Evidence Receiving Section. She transferred to the Firearms Section in 2004 and has remained with the laboratory through its transition to the Houston Forensic Science Center. Donna earned her Bachelor of... Read more

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Crystina Vachon

Crystina Vachon has been a Forensic Scientist in the Trace Evidence Section of the Bexar County Criminal Investigation Laboratory for 15 years and routinely performs examinations in the discipline of Trace Evidence, including analyses of gunshot residue, hair, fiber and paint. Currently, she is the acting Technical Leader for impression evidence testing in her laboratory and routinely testifies as an... Read more

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Aliece Watts

Ms. Aliece Watts is the Quality Director of NMS Labs Criminalistics with laboratories in Texas, Pennsylvania and North Carolina. Her background is in Forensic DNA with over 30 years of laboratory experience. She monitors accreditation requirements, reviews procedures, performs quality audits and gives regular instruction to analysts regarding quality issues.   Ms. Watts earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Tarleton... Read more

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Calli Bailey

     Calli Bailey was licensed to practice law in the State of Texas in 2011.  Prior to joining the Collin County District Attorney’s Office in August 2012, she worked as a briefing attorney on the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals in Austin.  In Collin County, Mrs. Bailey was assigned to the misdemeanor and felony trial divisions and Special Prosecution... Read more

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Deborah E. Smith

Deborah E. Smith serves as an International Association for Identification (IAI) Certified Latent Print Examiner and is the Latent Print Supervisor for the Fort Worth Police Department Crime Laboratory. She is a Certified Technical Assessor for the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) and is a full member of the Association of Forensic Quality Assurance Managers (AFQAM). Deborah is also a... Read more

Sandy Parent

Sandy Parent is the Comparative Disciplines Program Coordinator for the Texas Department of Public Safety Crime Laboratory System, supporting the forensic disciplines of Automatic Fingerprint Identification System (“AFIS”); Forensic Document Examinations; Friction Ridge; Firearms and Toolmarks; and Trace Evidence. Prior to being promoted to the program coordinator position, she was a forensic scientist in the Trace Evidence discipline for 22... Read more