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Children's Village Staff

Acting Interim Chief Executive Officer

Vanessa Moos, MPA


A career nonprofit professional, Vanessa Moos, MPA has spent over 14 years serving her community. She graduated from John Carroll University with in 2008 with a bachelor's degree in Communications and in 2015 earned a master's degree in Public Administration with a specialty of public and non-profit management. 

For 12 years, Vanessa worked for the American Cancer Society, growing roles from community manager of three simultaneous fundraising relay events, advancing into grasstops fundraising with top executives of global organizations. In 2016 she was promoted to a national role of writing and activating global volunteer onboarding processes for the American Cancer Society.

In 2019 Vanessa joined Children's Village in the role of Director of Charitable Giving. In 2021 she promoted to her current position as Acting Interim Chief Executive Officer.

Vanessa is a small business owner, wife to Coeur d'Alene native Eric, and mother of two toddler boys. She enjoys gardening, rowing, and spending time with her family camping in the woods of North Idaho. 

Chief Program Officer

Rosa Mettler, LCSW


An activist for children from hard places, Rosa Mettler has spent the last 12 years in mental health and closing gaps in the foster care systems. She graduated from Lewis Clark College Coeur d’Alene in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in Social Work and in 2007 earned a master’s degree in Social Work from Boise State University.

For 8 years, Rosa served as a residential therapist, program coordinator, and clinical coordinator at Innercept before she took a position at Children’s Village as an Agency Director in 2014. She later promoted to her current position as Chief Program Officer.

As part of a 5-year strategic plan, Rosa and the team at Children’s Village have implemented Trust Based Relational Interventions (TBRI) to create a trauma informed care home for children who have been abused, neglected, or experienced a family crisis. They have moved from being a shelter home to providing clinical serves of individual therapy, family therapy, family skill building, and parent education, to help children and their families heal.

She currently serves on the North Idaho Trauma Care Collaborative (NITCC) and Panhandle Community Advisory Board for Nurse-Family Partnership and Parents as Teachers.

Rosa is no stranger to adversity, having grown up in the foster care system herself, being raised with her brothers by her grandparents in St. Maries. She moved to Coeur d’Alene with her infant daughter in 2000 and put herself through college and graduate school as a single mother. Rosa enjoys hiking, fly fishing, cooking, traveling, and spending time with close friends and family.

Residential Therapist

Sharma Walker-Thornton

Residential Therapist

Office Manager

Julie McCallum


HR Generalist

Kris Mills


Food Manager

Kellie Mundt


Program Manager

Elizabeth Peach


Resident Care Manager

Ashlee Aurora


Resident Care Manager

Shawna Heath


Program Coordinator

Kendra Harrison



Thank you to all of our Direct Care Providers who care for our kiddos each day.

If you need to contact any other staff members, please email us at info@thechildrensvillage.org or give us a call at 208-667-1189.