Victim Services Advisory Board

About Us

Victim Services Advisory Board

  • Ernest Cutting

    Chairman & Sheriff, Chenango County

    Chenango County Sheriff Ernest Cutting became Chairman of the NYS Victims’ Advisory Board in 2017. Sheriff Cutting began his career with the Chenango County Sheriff’s Office on January 1, 1987 and rose through the ranks, holding the positions of Deputy, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Jail Administrator and Undersheriff. He was appointed to the position of Sheriff in June 2009 and elected to his first four-year term the following November. Sheriff Cutting received the NYS Deputy Sheriff’s “Officer of the Year Award” for disarming an emotionally disturbed man committing an armed robbery in Chenango County. Under Sheriff Cutting, his office maintains accreditation of the Law Enforcement, Corrections, Emergency Communication/911 and Civil Divisions.

  • Wayne Durr

    Director of Operations, Market Expert Planning and Marketing Services, HANYS – The Leadership Institute

    Wayne Durr is an Operations Manager with HANYS Solutions, a role he has had since 2004. Wayne is also Director of Operations, for HANYS, of the Truven Analytics Health Market Expert Planning and Marketing software system. In this role he serves as technical liaison to their strategic partners in all areas of technical and training support. Wayne is a 1980 graduate of Union College and a long-tome member of the NYS Victims’ Advisory Board.

  • Sue Ellen Kirschenheiter

    Retired School Administrator

    Sue Ellen Kirschenheiter joined the Victim Services Advisory Board in 2016. Now retired from her career as an educator, Ms. Kirschenheiter is the former Principal of the Cherry Road School in the Westhill Central School District in Syracuse, NY. Sue Ellen is a 1962 Graduate of the State University of New York at Cortland.

  • Chris O’Brien

    Executive Director, NYS Sheriffs’ Institute

    Chris has been with the NYS Sheriffs’ Institute since it was established in 1979. As Executive Director, Chris oversees the many activities of the Institute, including the Sheriffs’ Summer Camp, the Criminal Justice Scholarship Program, the Victim Notification Programs, and the Honorary Membership Program that helps support our work. Under his leadership, the Institute has created two ground-breaking Crime Victim Notification programs.

  • Edmund Wutzer

    Director of Victim Notification Services, NYS Sheriffs’ Institute

    Ed joined the NYS Sheriffs’ Institute in 1997 upon his retirement from a 37-year career in criminal justice. He is responsible for securing funding and coordinating the VINE Victim Notification Program in 60 County Correctional Facilities in New York State. Ed was Director of the NYS Division of Probation and Correctional Alternatives from 1983 to 1993. He served as Chairman of the New York State Commission of Correction from 1993 to 1997. Ed also served in the US Army Reserve for 32 years, retiring at the rank of Colonel as Chief of Staff of the 8th Medical Brigade.

  • Thomas Goldrick

    Chairman Emeritus & former Rockland County Sheriff

    Thomas J. Goldrick, Chairman Emeritus of the New York Sheriffs’ Victim Advisory Board and Retired Sheriff of Rockland County, help establish and grow the VINE Program in 60 County Correctional Facilities since its inception in 1999. He has been a visionary on how best to extend the reach of the VINE Program by Law Enforcement as they touch the lives of Crime Victims and continues to provide guidance to the advisory board.