Nevada Guardianship Compliance Office Completes Staffing

2/15/2018 2:16:53 PM

The Nevada Guardianship Compliance Office has hired an investigator and a forensic financial specialist to support Nevada’s district courts in the administration of guardianship cases.

Creation of the Nevada Guardianship Compliance Office was recommended by the Commission to Study the Administration of Guardianships in Nevada’s Courts.

Donna Kingman–Silva will serve as investigator and Ronda Lethcoe will serve as financial forensic specialist.

Kingman–Silva has more than 25 years of law enforcement experience with the South Lake Tahoe Police Department as a police officer. She brings her skills and knowledge in case management, investigation and court testimony.

Lethcoe worked at the Nevada Army National Guard as a supply management specialist. She brings skills in financial liability investigation and property loss management, as well as data analysis. Lethcoe has more than 15 years’ experience as an accounting and audit finance professional. In addition, she provides skills and knowledge in auditing financial records for regulatory compliance.

Legislation creating the Nevada Guardianship Compliance Office took effect January 1, 2018. The Commission to Study the Administration of Guardianships in Nevada’s Courts proposed seven major reforms, including the Nevada Guardianship Compliance Office, resulting in five bills approved in the Legislature and signed by Governor Brian Sandoval.

Creation of the Nevada Guardianship Compliance Office, a Guardianship Bill of Rights, and mandatory appointment of legal counsel for persons in need of protection were all enacted by legislation.