Executive Team

Executive Team

Harold Wickham
Harold Wickham
Deputy Director - Operations
DD Wickham is responsible for operations at 18 facilities. The custody staff who work in operations represent the front-lines of corrections and are tasked with providing dignified and safe living conditions for Nevada’s 12,000+ offenders. DD Wickham was appointed to the position in August 2017. He has enjoyed a long career at NDOC, starting out as a correctional officer in 2004 and working his way up to Sergeant, Lieutenant, Associate Warden, and Warden of Warm Springs Correctional Center. He also served as NDOC's acting director for five months in 2019. DD Wickham's experience provides him a unique perspective and deep historical knowledge that is critical to this position. He is a U.S. Army veteran, having served 20 years as a military policeman before retiring in 2001.
John Borrowman
John Borrowman
Deputy Director - Support Services

DD Borrowman is responsible for fiscal services, information services, purchasing, and inmate welfare and banking services to keep NDOC moving forward and on mission. He was appointed to his position in July 2016. Prior to his appointment over Support Services, he served as NDOC's Chief of Fiscal Services. Prior to joining NDOC, he was a lead budget analyst and administrator for the Nevada Executive Budget System at the Executive Budget Office and Chief Financial Officer for the Nevada Highway Patrol. DD Borrowman brings a unique perspective from the private and public sector, as well as extensive experience with financial administration. He earned a Bachelor's Degree in Economics from Idaho State University.

Bill Quenga
Bill Quenga
Deputy Director – Silver State Industries

DD Quenga is responsible for Silver State Industries, a self-supporting industrial program within NDOC where products are manufactured inside the prison, utilizing inmate labor. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Quenga oversaw Silver State Industry’s shift from operating traditional industries like woodworking to creating personal protective equipment, such as face masks, hand sanitizer, and medical gowns, and distributing those to law enforcement and medical professionals throughout Nevada. DD Quenga has been with NDOC for 23 years. He started as a Correctional Officer in 1995 and in time was promoted to SSI Supervisor, Marketing Coordinator, and finally as Deputy Director in March 2019. He is a Marine Corps veteran.

 

Brian Williams
Brian Williams
Deputy Director - Programs
DD Williams is responsible for all program and related activities, and is tasked with evolving these areas to support the safety and security of offenders, staff, and the pubic. He was appointed to the position in February 2020. Prior to Programs, DD Williams served NDOC as Associate Warden and then Warden at Southern Desert Correctional Center, and Warden of High Desert State Prison, Nevada's largest facility. With more than 27 years of corrections experience, DD Williams is well positioned to work with various community partners in enhancing programming opportunities for offenders returning to the community. He earned a Bachelor's Degree in Economics from the University of Illinois.
James K. Jones
James K. Jones
Inspector General
IG Jones is responsible for criminal investigations, professional responsibility, Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) and security threat group identification and management. These responsibilities ensure accountability within the Nevada Department of Corrections while maintaining professional ethics and standards and bringing those engaged in criminal, disruptive, and dishonest behavior to justice. He was selected as Inspector General in November of 2019. Starting his career with the Nevada Department of Corrections in September 2000 as a Correctional Officer promoting to Senior Correctional Officer and soon after promoted to Criminal Investigator in the Office of the Inspector General. In 2017, he promoted to Supervisory Criminal Investigator. He earned a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Columbia Southern University.
Scott Kelley
Scott Kelley
Public Information Officer

PIO Kelley is responsible for internal and external communications, processing media and public requests for information, and overseeing other functions that He was hired for the position in July 2019. Prior to this role, PIO Kelley served as a PIO for the Nevada Rural Housing Authority and Nevada Governor’s Office of Energy. In addition to NDOC PIO, he is currently a Trustee on the Washoe County School Board, an elected position. PIO Kelley’s experience allows him to highlight NDOC’s successful policies and programs to state, national, and international audiences. He is a U.S. Army veteran, having served 11 years as a public affairs officer and paratrooper. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from the University of Nevada Reno.

 

Christina Leathers
Christina Leathers
Chief – Human Resources

Chief Leathers is responsible for human resources operations to include employee development and payroll. She joined NDOC in December 2016 as Human Resources Manager and was promoted to Chief of Human Resources in May 2019. Chief Leathers has an extensive background in human resources both in the public and private sector. She served in HR roles at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino and worked with 10,000 employees on compensation, FMLA, workers compensation, compliance, recruiting, labor and employee relations, and events. Since joining NDOC, Chief Leathers has been instrumental in bringing cohesiveness between HR teams located throughout the State. She looks forward to bringing the “human” back to human resources and rebuilding position relationships at every level within NDOC.