Peggy L. Johnson - WMREF Executive Director/COO
Peggy serves as Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer of Wichita Medical Research and Education Foundation. She has been with the Foundation since the spring of 1999. She has been an active health care advocate for many years. In her role as Executive Director of WMREF, Peggy is responsible for day to day business in addition to assisting the Board of Directors in developing future ventures into medical research and medical education in the Wichita community. Peggy currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Kansas Cancer Partnership (KCP) through the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. The Partnership develops and helps implement the Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan for the state of Kansas.
Peggy has a long history of volunteerism locally, in the state and nationally. She is a long time volunteer with Susan G Komen for the Cure both locally with the Mid-Kansas Affiliate and nationally.
Teresa Jones, MPH, MT (ASPC) - Intitutional Review Board Manager
Terri is a graduate of Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, Kansas with a degree in Medical Technology and Wichita State University with a Masters in Public Health. Terri is an experienced IRB member,having joined the WMREF IRB in 2002 as an unaffiliated member. She became WMREF IRB Manager in December 2010. She enjoys using her experience as a research scientist to help young investigators work through submitting their work to the WMREF IRB for approval. Her most recent position was as Research Scientist for Via Christi Regional Medical Center in the Orthopaedics Section of the Department of Surgery.
Teresa L. Carter, CPA, CFO/Controller
Teresa is a graduate of Oklahoma State University with a BS in Accounting and Marketing. As WMREF's Controller, Teresa is responsible for the financial business of the Foundation, from the day-to-day accounting operations, preparation of monthly financial statements to oversight of the Foundation’s investment portfolio for the Board of Directors. Teresa came to WMREF in 1995, as a part-time staff accountant. Teresa also serves on the Foundation's Educational Grant Review Committee which has responsibility for the Foundation's educational funding priorities. Prior to working at the Foundation, Teresa was an Accounting Manager at Koch Industries for 14 years. Teresa also holds a CPA certificate from the State of Kansas.
Teresa is an committed volunteer in the Wichita Community. She has served on the Board of Directors for Mid-Kansas Affiliate of Susan G Komen for the Cure. She is an active member of Delta Theta Chi Sorority, currently serving in as a national trustee for the group. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Witness Project of Wichita. She and her husband are active volunteers at the Church of the Magdalen, Wichita, Kansas. In her spare time she uses her years of accounting experience to provide accounting assistance to small not-for-profit organizations that cannot afford a staff accountant and currently serves as the volunteer accountant of the Non Profit Chamber of Service of Wichita.
Margo Shepler, Research Administrator
Margo is Research Administrator for the Foundation. Margo came to WMREF as a part time help in April of 2005 and in November of 2005 became a full time employee. She is a graduate of Fort Hays State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. She is responsible for the day-to-day administrative duties for the Institutional Review Board, Scientific Review Board, and the Board of Directors.
Margo enjoys cooking, gardening and walking her dogs. Margo and her husband enjoy attending sporting events including those of their grandson's.