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

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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.

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 (Current Board member)
  • Golden Gate University (Current Board member)
  • =Even (Current Advisory Board member)
  • 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.