“There have been fundamental changes in the workforce, the workplace, and the way we work. Today, more than ever, I know success takes a laser focus on the right blend of leadership, engagement, and innovation.”

Debra Plousha-Moore

Our Expertise:

CEO Strategies & Advice


Diversity, Equity, Access,
& Inclusion

Leadership Development

Operational Culture

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Debra Plousha-Moore is one of the nation’s most experienced advisors to C-suite executives. She is a foremost authority in the fields of leadership development, human resources, diversity and inclusion and organizational development. As a visionary leader, she brings personal access, intensity of purpose and commitment to the fast-changing world of business.

My Story. My Passion. My Pledge.

As a little girl, I was introduced to the spirit of entrepreneurship and giving back from my parents.

Throughout my career, I never forgot my dream of someday founding my own consultancy so that I could share my knowledge and experience with others.

Along the way, I made a promise to myself to follow that dream and fulfill my vision of founding the kind of personalized consultancy I always valued.

Following my retirement, my dream began to take shape and become a reality. Plousha Moore Group was formed — based on the expertise I gained and the guiding principles I valued most:

  • Always be available
  • Deliver strategic advice and counsel based on data
  • Offer excellent service and break-through ideas
  • Remember to be grateful — and give back


    • Chief of Staff, Chief Human Resources Officer and Executive Vice President, Atrium Health
      • Oversaw Executive Search for System CEO, COO, CFO, CHRO, Chief Medical Officer, Chief Diversity Officer, Regional Leadership
      • Liaison Board of Directors
      • Led nationally recognized, award-winning Teammate health and well-being program, LiveWELL
      • Introduced comprehensive on-site care program for employees
      • Designed and implemented national award-winning annual Diversity & Inclusion strategy and program
      • Introduced Veterans Employment Strategy
      • Designed strategy and annual planning for nationally recognized Teammate Engagement initiative
    • Led Human Resources at Ohio Health
      • Named to the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2008, 2009, 2010
      • Liaison Board of Directors
      • Designed and led system’s first-ever Diversity & Inclusion Program
      • Introduced health and wellness program – OhioHealthy
    • Served as Sr. Vice President of Employee Relations, Diversity and Human Resources for the Franciscan Health System of Ohio Valley, located in Cincinnati and Dayton Ohio
    • Served as Associate Dean of Students at University of Dayton and adjunct faculty in the Department of Counseling and Human Services


    • Ms. Plousha-Moore was named Charlotte Business Woman of the Year by Queens University of Charlotte
    • Ms. Plousha-Moore received the Leadership Excellence Award from the National Diversity Council
    • She also was named the recipient of the Whitney M. Young Jr. Award by the Urban League of Central Carolinas
    • Ms. Plousha-Moore was awarded the Leadership Charlotte Legacy Award for Newcomer of the Year
    • She was recognized with the Maya Angelou Woman Who Lead Excellence Award, presented by the United Negro College Fund


    • University of Dayton (current Board member)
    • San Francisco State University Foundation (current Board member)
    • Golden Gate University (current Board member)
    • Booker T. Washington Community Service Center (current Board member)
    • The Links, Incorporated (Current member) 
    • = Even (current Advisor)
    • San Francisco Chapter of The Links, Incorporated (current member)
    • International Women’s Forum, Nor/Cal (current Board member)
    • Executive in Residence, Queens University, Charlotte, NC (current lecturer)
    • Fifth Third Bank, North Carolina
    • Charlotte Chamber of Commerce
    • Bennett College
    • Co-Chair, Charlotte/Mecklenburg School System Successful Bond Initiative – $922M
    • Global Ambassador Program (GAP) mentor program for Bank of America