Vanessa Moos, MPA
Chief Executive Officer
Vanessa is the Chief Executive Officer of Children’s Village, Inc, and Children’s Village Foundation, Inc. Vanessa graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in communications from John Carroll University, a private Jesuit school and earned her master’s degree in Public Administration with her husband’s GI bill from California State University in 2015.
Before Children’s Village, Vanessa worked for the American Cancer Society for 12 years, growing from entry-level fundraiser to one of three national managers of volunteer onboarding for the global organization. During that time, Vanessa and her Coeur d’Alene native husband, Eric, spent 12 years as a Marine Corps family. Eric’s aviation career as an F/A-18 Top Gun pilot moved them around the country frequently; in 2018, Vanessa and Eric left the Marine Corps to move their young family back to Coeur d’Alene so their kids could feel the beauty of a life in Coeur d’Alene, just like Eric. Their two sons are elementary aged.
In her work at Children’s Village, Vanessa started as the Director of Charitable Giving in 2019 and was promoted to Chief Executive Officer in 2021. Vanessa is responsible for both Children’s Village, Inc. and Children’s Village Foundation, Inc. which are separate 501(c)3 agencies. As the CEO, Vanessa manages operational systems & expansion, human resources, fundraising, fiscal stewardship of both agencies, board of director management of both agencies, as well as the facilities on the 15 acre property.
Rosa A. Mettler, LCSW
Chief Operations Officer
Rosa Mettler is the Chief Operations Officer of Children’s Village, Inc. 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 Chief Program Officer and in 2021 to Chief Operations Officer. Under her guidance, Rosa and the team at Children’s Village have implemented Trust Based Relational Interventions (TBRI) to shift work from shelter only to now providing clinical services of individual therapy, family therapy, family skill building, and parent education. 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 is responsible for service design and collaboration, compliance and accreditation, respite services, emergency shelter services, residential program services, Family support Center, and our upcoming boys home.
Children’s Village Department Staff
- OPERATIONS MANAGER: Michelle Robinson, MSL, firstname.lastname@example.org
- RESIDENTIAL THERAPIST: Gregory Lee, LCPC, email@example.com
- COMMUNITY THERAPIST: Samantha Larsen, LMSW, firstname.lastname@example.org
- PROGRAM MANAGER: Christine Shear, email@example.com
- INTERIM RESIDENT SUPPORT MANAGER: Shannon Miller, MSW, firstname.lastname@example.org
- RESIDENT SUPPORT COODINATOR: Talia Hunt, email@example.com
- FOOD MANAGER: Kellie Mundt, firstname.lastname@example.org
- FAMILY SUPPORT MANAGER: Chelsey Halvorson, email@example.com
- DEVELOPMENT MANAGER: Emily Aizawa, firstname.lastname@example.org