Board members

Board Members


– Kinderhaven Board of Directors –
♦ Kathy Chambers – Board Chair and Volunteer Coordinator:
♦ Kim Dierks – Vice Chair and Secretary:
♦ Teri Nickisch – Treasurer:
♦ Nancy Albanese –
♦ Dianna Beck –
♦ Jacinda Bokowy
♦ Dana Bowen –
♦ Barbara Carver
♦ Dave Deeds
♦ Jill Hicks –
♦ Megan Johnson -mjohnson@litehouseinc.

♦ Rhonda Tate –
♦ Jen Plummer – Executive Director:

– Kinderhaven Ambassadors –
Brandon Bowen
♦ Barbee Buchanan
♦ Vicki Cahill
♦ JP Carver
♦ Patti Clemons
♦ Margo Deeds
♦ Duke Diercks
♦ Julie Frank
♦ Tracy Gibson
♦ Lori Glynn
♦ Alana Hatcher
♦ Debra Heise
♦ Jason Hicks
♦ Patty Hutchens
♦ Richard & Donna Hutter
♦ Jim Lewis
♦ Tabitha Lough
♦ Nancy Molnar
♦ Francis Ogilvie
♦ Terri Palmer
♦ Margaret Peterson
♦ Marian Rust
♦ Sara Taylor
♦ Laurel Taylor
♦ Judy & Chris Thompson
♦ Leilani Williams
♦ Ruth Wimberly



Festival of Trees


One and all for making 2016 Festival of Trees a major success! From Family Night, where we served over 1200 cookies and many gallons of hot cocoa, to the elegant Holiday Luncheon including sweet entertainment by local children, and finally to the Grand Gala on Saturday with the magically transformed Fairgrounds alive with energy – it was a week to remember!

This year’s event allowed us to raise 70% of our annual operating costs, something we are forever grateful for.  YOU, who decorated trees and baskets, came to an event, volunteered your time, bought a basket or tree…YOU are the reason for our success this year and our hearts go out to all who were so very generous.
 See you next year!

2017 Tickets are available by contacting Jacinda Bokowy
Phone: 208-610-2208

Are you interested in volunteering to help the Festival of Trees?
For more information email:

Are you interested in being a contributor in the way of a live tree, basket, wreath, or tabletop tree? Contact Jacinda Bokowy
Phone: 208-610-2208






O u r  M i s s i o n:

Kinderhaven is a community organization dedicated to supporting children in crisis & giving them back their right to thrive by providing a safe, secure home in which their emotional, physical & mental well-being are protected & enriched

K i n d e r h a v e n   i s…

» A group foster home & emergency shelter for children who have been removed from their home for protection.
» Making a difference in ways big and small, in the lives of children who have been emotionally & physically hurt.
» Welcoming, we have had over 1500 children pass through the door since the first opening in in 1996.

» A non-profit organization, directed by a volunteer Board of Directors
» Open to children who come at a moment’s notice….day or night
» The only facility of its kind in North Idaho
» Is staffed 24 hours a day, all year round.
» Hope for so many children