Over my career, there have been fundamental changes – in the workforce 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

Principal, Plousha Moore Group

About the Plousha Moore Group

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.

Her diverse career includes:


  • Business Leader
  • Consultant and Advisor
  • Strategic Thinker
  • Negotiator
  • Lecturer
  • Philanthropist


  • Mentor for Global Ambassador Program (GAP) to enhance the development of international entrepreneurs in a program presented by Vital Voices and Bank of America
  • Chief of staff and Executive Vice President, Atrium Health (Carolinas HealthCare System)
    • 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 in 2015 by Queens University of Charlotte
  • In 2014, 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
  • In 2013, Ms. Plousha Moore was awarded the Leadership Charlotte Legacy Award for Newcomer of the Year
  • She was recognized in 2012 with the Maya Angelou Woman Who Lead Excellence Award, presented by the United Negro College Fund


  • Board of Directors for the University of Dayton
  • Served on the 2016 Executive Committee of the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce
  • Board of Fifth Third Bank and Duke Mansion, Charlotte N.C.
  • Member of the Links, Inc. and Friends of Trinity Episcopal School
  • Former mentor for the CPCC Ruth Shaw Mentoring Program
  • Past members of the Society of Human Resources Professionals and National Association of Health Services Executives

Ms. Plousha Moore has been married for over 40 years to Colonel John E. Moore Jr., USAF (Ret.). She and John have two married sons, John E. Moore III, and Phillip Plousha Moore. They have been blessed with four grandchildren.