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Children's Village Staff

Chief Executive Officer

Mark Wilson, MS


A project director with decades of experience, Mark Wilson, M.S., is Chief Executive Officer of Children’s Village, a nonprofit residential care facility in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. His career began with the development and implementation of award-winning programs removing youth from correctional facilities and reintegrating them with their families and communities. Having served on a District Attorney’s Child Protection Team, Advisory Council for a women’s safe house, and chair of the first Domestic Violence Coalition in the state of Colorado, his advocacy for families in crisis is deeply rooted.

Mark’s focus in his work at Children’s Village is empowering and supporting his team to improve service delivery and sustainability. The impact of his vision is evident in the growing relationships in this community.

Mark enjoys skiing, boating, camping and playing guitar and has lived in Coeur d’Alene for the past twelve years along with his wife, Janine, and their twin daughters.


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.

Director of Charitable Giving

Vanessa Moos, MPA


Office Manager

Julie McCallum


HR Generalist

Kris Mills


Food Manager

Kellie Mundt


Residential Therapist

Sharma Walker-Thornton

Residential Therapist

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.