Tonya Moore, PhD, RN

Dr. Tonya Moore is a thought leader in professional nursing, community outreach and organizational development.  As an effective executive and mentor, Moore prides herself in developing people and leading teams to achieve high-quality outcomes.  She is an experienced program manager who is highly regarded for creating startup programs that yield sustainable models.  As a proactive project executive with a demonstrated track record of success in a complex, multi-site clinical setting, Moore has a proven track record in design, deployment and integration of organizational development strategies in a high-growth, fast-paced, and challenged healthcare training environment.  She is a highly regarded executive with superior communication and presentation skills.

Moore earned an associate degree in nursing from Alcorn State University, a bachelor and masters in Nursing from the University of Mississippi, and a doctor of philosophy degree in Nursing Research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Moore’s talents and commitment to her profession have earned her recognition in several distinguished and respected organizations. Among those, she received the University of Alabama at Birmingham Nursing Alumni 2019 Jo Ann Barnett Award for Compassionate Care and the 2019 Myrlie Evers-Williams Minority Health Leader Award in recognition of outstanding efforts in support of minority health in communities across Mississippi.  Bestowed in 2019, she received national recognition as Best in Nursing Award of Excellence by the American Health Council.  Dr. Moore was also recognized as a 2011 Up and Comer, one of 12 people in the United States chosen by Modern Healthcare magazine.  Active in a number of professional organizations, Moore currently serves as President of the Mississippi Nurses’ Association Board of Directors, the first African American elected to this office.  Additional community involvements include local and international missions.

Dr. Moore is the proud mother to Naval Officer, Ensign Ralph J. Moore, United States Navy, a graduate of the United States Naval Academy, Class of 2020.  Dr. Moore resides in Brandon, MS.