Teresa Rupp

Executive Director

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.  She works in partnership with the Board of Directors to carry out their vision for Child Start through its services and activities, leads the staff, and works to build community understanding and area-wide capacity to support young children and their families toward success.  Teresa earned a bachelor’s degree in Home Economics from Kansas State University and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Kansas, and was selected as a member of the inaugural class of Kansas Health Foundation Leadership Fellows.

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