Board of Directors
Debbie Osborn Wilder, Secretary
Debbie is an Idaho native born in Boise and raised in Stanley, Idaho. She received her BS as a Registered Nurse from the University of Minnesota in 1992. Debbie has worked in many facets of nursing at the University of Minnesota, home health care, skilled nursing care and ER hospital work in Hibbing and Cook, Minnesota prior to moving back to Boise with her family in 2002. Debbie has worked primarily in the Emergency Department and ICU at St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center with specialty in trauma medicine. She is also the nursing supervisor for Interim HealthCare of Southwest Idaho. Debbie and her husband Stewart have been passionate about driving the need for change in suicide prevention efforts and Debbie brings a wealth of clinical and personal wisdom and transparency from the Wilder family’s loss to suicide.
John Osborn MD
John grew up in Boise in the north end, and graduated from Boise High in 1974. He attended College of Idaho, then the University of Washington medical school (WWAMI) graduating in 1983. Since 1986 after completing a residency in internal medicine, John has been on staff at the Spokane VA Medical Center. John serves as physician advisor for Camp Chaparral, a program co-hosted by the Yakama Nation and Dept of Veteran Affairs, that focuses on treating Indian combat veterans with PTSD and training VA staff. As Chief of Medicine, he involved Paul Quinnett, an international expert on suicide prevention and director of the QPR Institute, in better training VA
staff in suicide prevention. After the loss of his nephew, Cameron Wilder, to suicide, John has worked with Forefront at the University of Washington to reform public policy in Washington State, and with Congress to improve suicide prevention for Veterans. John’s focus is on policy reforms to achieve zero suicide for high-risk populations: Veterans, teens, and indigenous people. In addition to serving on the LiveWilder Board, John also serves on the board for the QPR Institute.
A native of Southern California, Suzanne has resided in Southeast Boise with her husband and three boys since 2004. She graduated from California State University, Northridge with a BS degree in Marketing and worked for several California Advertising Agencies before settling down. Currently, Suzanne works alongside her husband, Chris, for his company NuVision Productions, assisting with photography and video production. She has extensive volunteer experience, especially within the Boy Scouts of America, where she first met the Wilder Family. A leader and “outside the box” thinker, Suzanne brings passion and creativity to any event or project she organizes, especially with regard to youth and community. Her event planning capabilities and organization skills are an asset to the LiveWilder Foundation.
John Reusser LCSW
An Idaho native, John began his career in suicide prevention volunteering on the King County Crisis Line, After serving as a volunteer, John was put on the payroll as an overnight responder. He became a supervisor at the Crisis Line in Seattle before moving back to Boise in 2003. Reusser, who earned his master’s degree in social work from the University of Washington, also volunteered with the Seattle Police Department’s Domestic Violence Victim Support Team. The team responded to domestic violence crime scenes that had been secured by law enforcement to conduct
face-to-face crisis intervention. Until he was hired as director of Idaho’s crisis line in 2012, Reusser worked as a clinician for the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare adult mental health mobile crisis unit, and in Saint Alphonsus’ emergency department as a psychiatric social worker.
Leah Provencio, Treasurer
Leah was born and raised in Nampa, Idaho. After graduating from Nampa High School, she attended the College of Idaho and earned a degree in Accounting and Business Administration. Leah has worked in various finance and accounting positions over the years. She served as Finance Manager at the Children’s Home Society of Idaho from 2009-2013 before she stopped working full-time to raise her two children. Leah lives in Boise’s North End and loves being a part of such a great community. Currently, Leah provides part-time bookkeeping services, volunteers at her children’s schools, serves as a Girl Scout Leader and is honored to be a part of the LiveWilder Foundation.
A resident of Boise for the past 46 years, Gary has an extensive treasury background with experience in both the private and public sectors. Prior to his current position of Associate Treasurer for Boise State University he worked for Albertsons/Supervalu. Gary has served as Treasurer for several non-profit organizations including Children’s Home Society of Idaho. Gary earned his BS degree in Accounting and Business Management from Whitworth University located in Spokane, Washington.
A student at Boise State majoring in Health Education & Promotion with a minor in Non-Profit Management, and 2013 graduate of Timberline High School in Boise. Kaitlyn suffers from Major Depressive Disorder, and has struggled with depression and suicidal thoughts for about four years. Recently, Kaitlyn began speaking about her experience to high school students and spoke at a service for Cam Wilder, which led to her place with the LiveWilder Foundation with a passion to help other youth.
W. Stewart Wilder, President
Stewart's career spans over 28 years of operations, executive management, entrepreneurial as well as real estate experience. Currently an owner of an Interim HealthCare franchise, he has also served as Executive Director for Children’s Home Society of Idaho, Idaho’s largest non-profit Medicaid certified children’s behavioral health clinic and training institute. Prior to serving in this capacity, Stewart served on the Board of Directors for the organization. In addition, Stewart has 5 years of commercial real estate development experience in Idaho and 18 years of experience in engineering and operations management in the mining industry in the United States and Canada, specifically in gold/silver and iron ore. Stewart is married to his wife Debbie and have a surviving son, Nathaniel who attends Boise State University. Their 17 year-old son Cameron was lost by suicide to the disease of depression on September 8, 2013. Mr. Wilder holds a BS in Geology from Indiana University at Bloomington, Indiana and was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio.