Our Leadership

Child Start is led by local business and organization leaders committed to preparing children for lifelong success. 

Teresa Rupp

Executive Director

Teresa Rupp has led Child Start as its Executive Director since 1983, driven by a desire to work in an organization that makes a positive difference in people’s lives and in the community.
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Tanya Bulluck

Early Childhood Connections Program Director

Tanya Bulluck has been with Child Start since 2014, becoming The Early Childhood Connections Program Director in 2019. 
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Tina Viramontez

Finance Director

Tina Viramontez has served as Child Start’s chief financial officer since 2008.
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Dee Rankin

Dee Rankin

Head Start Program Director

Dee Rankin has been with Child Start since 1996 when she began as a classroom teacher.
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