Judge Amy Sutherland chairs the Board’s Governance Committee and serves on the Committee for the Executive Director Search. Amy received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Emory University and her JD from Samford University, Cumberland School of Law. During her career as a practicing attorney, she served as an Assistant Solicitor for the Thirteenth Circuit Solicitor’s Office in Greenville, worked in private practice, and maintained a solo practice focused on domestic relations. From 1992 – 2002, Amy was elected and served on the Family Court Bench in SC by the SC General Assembly where her caseload included divorce, custody, child support, visitation, property division, adoptions, as well as juvenile criminal cases and cases of child abuse and neglect prosecuted by the S.C. Department of Social Services. Subsequently and until her retirement in 2015, she prosecuted termination of parental rights cases as contract legal counsel for the SC Department of Social Services. Amy is married to Joe Watson and has two adult children.