CEO Michelle Ellinwood and her family moved to Idaho from North Carolina in July 2015. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in English from Elizabeth City State University. In addition to teaching public school for 14 years, she served in various leadership capacities in the Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public School System. Michelle and her husband served as church youth leaders for over 15 years and as a ministry coordinator on a church staff for 3 years.

Michelle has been married to her high school sweetheart over 25 years, and has 5 beautiful children. Her husband, Danny, currently serves with Moscow Police Department.

Palouse Care Network Center Staff


Ed Van Nuland is the Development Coordinator.
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KO Spangler is the Client Services Manager.

Sophie Kopp is the Advocacy Coordinator.

Kathleen Richter is the Resource Coordinator.
Heather Thrash is the Relationship Education Coordinator

Charlene Polek is the Office Manager.

WISH Medical Staff


WISH Medical Clinic Manager, LeAnn Robertson, RN

LeAnn joined our WISH Medical team in 2014 as we continued to expand our medical clinic to serve the Palouse. She has a vast array of experience and knowledge in coordinating care in a medical office setting.

LeAnn was born and raised in Moscow, Idaho. She obtained her nursing license in 1993 after attending North Idaho College in Coeur d’Alene, ID. She has over 20 years of experience in nursing ranging from interaction with people of all ages in a family practice office to caring for the elderly in long term care facilities.

LeAnn has worked for two of the past medical directors of the Center in their private practice settings. The doctors she had worked with had told her that she would be a welcome asset at the Center and would serve the community well. When the opportunity came along to join the WISH Medical team, she jumped at the chance. What she likes most about working here is the combination of advocacy and medical care, and that there is always time to connect with patients. “We meet people where they are, and hope to help them move forward in a positive way.”

LeAnn and her husband Dan have four children and four young grandchildren. They serve in a variety of areas in their church, and they all enjoy camping, hunting, fishing, and family trips.


Monica Eggleston, ARNP, FNP-C, is a Family Nurse Practitioner and joined WISH Medical in 2016.  She has been a nurse practitioner for 10 years, and enjoys working with people of all backgrounds and ages. 

Monica obtained her MSN and nurse practitioner training from Seattle University in 2006, then worked for 6 years on the Navajo Reservation doing full spectrum family practice including: care for chronic and acute conditions, procedures, women’s health, and being a solo provider at satellite clinics.  Monica has done educational and medical volunteer work in Ethiopia and Bolivia, and cherishes the friendships made through those experiences.

Monica grew up in the area, and after several years away for education, work, and travel, returned here with her husband and children to enjoy the beauty, wonderful people, and extended family.  She has worked in family and integrative medicine practices in the area, and now enjoys working with patients in her own practice.  She is excited to also be part of the caring and compassionate WISH Medical team.  Monica loves camping, mushroom hunting, fiddling, and being a mom.

joined WISH Medical in 2017.