Board of Directors
3rd District Guardian ad Litem Program, Inc.
3rd District Guardian ad Litem’s main resource is its people. Our fabulous Board members help in raising community awareness, obtaining Federal funding, and making sure our program legally and ethically complies with all codes of conduct and Federal and State laws. Our team brings a breadth of experience in Canyon County Child Protection cases that is unparalleled and exceptional.
Board of Directors
3rd District Guardian ad Litem’s main resource is its people. Our fabulous Board members help in raising community awareness, obtaining funding and making sure our program legally and ethically complies with all codes of conduct and Federal and State laws. Our team brings a breadth of experience in Canyon County Child Protection cases that is unparalleled and exceptional.
Director - Board of Directors
Shelly Schwers is a 1991 graduate of Pacific University with a degree in Philosophy and Business Management. She has been a volunteer Guardian Ad Litem since 2015, and has found it to be a rewarding experience on many levels. With a background of fundraising and leadership roles in various nonprofits over the years including Race for the Cure Boise, PTO and West Valley Little League, Shelly hopes to bring some energy and direction to the fundraising side of the board.
Rachel Cossel, BS
Rachel Cossel is a Business Development Officer for Idaho Central Credit Union. She is a graduate of Northwest Nazarene University with a degree in Communication Science. She is also currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Corporate and Organizational Communication from Northeastern University. Her husband Johnathon is a teacher and together they have two young boys, James and Christopher. She has been involved in her communities for years through local chamber of commerce, service clubs, and multiple non-profit groups. She is excited for Third District Guardian ad Litem Program to be the newest of her passions. She believes our children are our future and hopes to help those most vulnerable in our community.
Lisa is one of our newest Board Members. She recently moved from California to our beautiful Idaho and works from home as a Book-Keeper. Being apart of the Third District Guardian ad Litem Program is fulfilling a desire she’s had since High School, to help under-privileged children living in our own communities. Lisa is excited to add any contribution to this remarkable program and is looking forward to her term here on the team.
Jan Arrowsmith, MBA, RRT
Jan Arrasmith is currently the Respiratory Therapy Program Director at Stevens-Henager College. She is a native Idahoan farm girl who has worked as a respiratory therapist for several years. She received a BS Degree in Respiratory Therapy from Boise State University and then went on to receive a MBA from Independence University. Jan has a passion for giving service and a deep appreciation for nonprofit organizations. She has volunteered with American Lung Association, Idaho Society of Respiratory Care Board, and American Association of Respiratory Care. She is excited for the opportunity to help children in need with Guardian ad Litem. When Jan is not working or volunteering, she enjoys traveling with her high school sweetheart and two children, attending athletic events, coaching volleyball, and shopping.