Girl Scouts to honor Carolinas Healthcare exec for community service

Debra Plousha Moore
Debra Plousha Moore

The Girl Scouts Hornets’ Nest Council announced Monday that Carolinas HealthCare System’s Debra Plousha Moore will receive the 2017 Lifetime Achievement award at the Sept. 19 Women of Distinction event.

Girl Scout officials said the honor goes to women who are “go-getters, innovators, risk takers and leaders.”

Moore is system chief of staff and executive vice president at Carolinas HealthCare System and serves in a long a series of volunteer roles in the community. Among them: Moore is a board member with Fifth Third Bank, Duke Mansion, North Carolinas Military Business and Education, Charlotte Trees and Bennett College for Women.

Moore joined the Girl Scouts as a Brownie and participated in the leadership development organization through high school. While in college, her work with the Girl Scouts continued as an adult member, leading the first of three troops, said officials with the Hornets’ Nest Council.

“The Girl Scouts strive to teach girls how to live life to the fullest and positively impact the world,” said a statement from Angela Woods, CEO of the Girl Scouts Hornets’ Nest Council.

“Debra is a perfect example of perseverance, hard work, kindness and respect. Her critical work in the community and passion for helping others made this honor an easy decision.”

Girl Scouts Hornets’ Nest Council serves 16,000 girls and adults in eight North Carolina and South Carolina counties. Since the inaugural Women of Distinction event in 2006, the council has recognized nearly 60 exemplary women with a passion for science, technology, engineering and mathematics, environmental leadership, healthy living and community building.

The luncheon takes place Tuesday, noon to 1:30 p.m. at The Westin Charlotte.

Details: http://www.hngirlscouts.org/.