In her current position as a Regional Program Specialist for NamUs, Carrie Sutherland provides case management, training, outreach and support for the stakeholders in her assigned region. Carrie has served as member of the National Institute of Justice’s Cold Case Working Group and the Missing Migrant Working Group. She also serves on the Florida Sheriff’s Association Cold Case Advisory Commission and is a member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and the International Homicide Investigators Association.
Prior to her current role, Carrie was employed by the NFSTC, where she served as a coordinator for the forensic and regional services for the NamUs Program. She functioned as a supervisor to the regional administrators and contract subject matter experts (SMEs), while maintaining a region and serving as a SME. Prior to her NamUs role, Carrie was a Senior Forensic Specialist in DNA at the NFSTC. She was responsible for providing instruction for various DNA and Biological screening training programs and workshops. She also validated DNA instruments, performed technology evaluations and conducted DNA laboratory audits using FBI Quality Audit Standards. Before joining NFSTC, Carrie was a crime laboratory analyst for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), where she performed forensic serology and DNA testing, and provided expert witness testimony when required as a qualified expert witness. She was also a local administrator for the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) database.