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 served 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 both locally and nationally.  She serves as an Advocate in Science for Susan G Komen reviewing research applications and working with the research community. She currently serves on the KUCC PIVOT group working to further the relationship between cancer researchers and  patient advocates to bring the patient's voice to research in a meaningful way.   


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 Kansas Affiliate of Susan G Komen. She is an active member of Delta Theta Chi Sorority, currently serving as a national President 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.