Debra Plousha Moore retiring from Atrium Health

Moore will retire as chief of staff on June 30 and move to the San Francisco area -- the region she calls home.

Debra Plousha Moore, one of Atrium Health’s senior executives, is retiring after 10 years with the Charlotte-based company and will move to the San Francisco area.

Moore, who steps down as chief of staff, will officially retire June 30, according to Atrium officials. Atrium President and CEO Gene Woods announced Moore’s retirement plans on Monday in a memo to staff.

“Those who know Debra well are quick to highlight her commitment to mentoring others and to sharing her career experiences,” Woods said in the memo.

Moore joined Atrium Health (formerly Carolinas HealthCare System) as senior vice president in 2008. She was promoted to chief human resources officer in 2012, executive vice president in 2013 and system chief of staff in 2016.

The company announced that Atrium’s new chief human resources officer will be Jim Dunn, who joined the company April 16.

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Moore has received a host of awards for her work in Charlotte. Among them:

  • Lifetime Achievement Award as a Woman of Distinction for the Girl Scouts Hornet’s Nest Council.
  • Charlotte Business Woman of the Year in 2015 by Queens University of Charlotte
  • Leadership Excellence Award from the National Diversity Council
  • Whitney M. Young Jr. Award by the Urban League of Central Carolinas
  • Leadership Charlotte Legacy Award for Newcomer of the Year, and
  • Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Excellence Award, presented by the United Negro College Fund.

Woods said that in working with Moore, he has been impressed “by her devotion and ability to make things happen in a unique way that’s both effective and compassionate.”