Lisa Moore recently joined Girls Inc. of Memphis as president/CEO, returning to the organization where she began her career in the late 1980s. In her new role, Moore said, she will provide leadership and support to equip Girls Inc. of Memphis to effectively and efficiently fulfill its mission of equipping all girls to live strong, smart and bold.
Experience: I have my undergraduate and master’s in education with a youth development concentration. I began my career as a volunteer at then-Girls Club of Memphis and quickly grew in the organization nationally over a 10-year period as a center director in Memphis; a program director in Lynn, Mass.; executive director in Haverhill, Mass.; then regional director for Girls Inc. national. I returned to my hometown of Memphis and was vice president at BRIDGES for 10 years.
I launched my leadership consulting practice, Dancing Water in 2009. I had a great opportunity to take my skills to the corporate world as a leadership trainer with FedEx Services for two-plus years. When the opportunity to return to my roots at Girls Inc. of Memphis presented itself, I jumped with both feet. I am thrilled to come full circle and bring what I have learned in my journey back to the organization that started it all!
Family: I have two wonderful, funny, smart children: Brianna, 19, a sophomore at Webster University in St. Louis; and Dylan, 12, a seventh-grader at White Station Middle School.
Favorite quote: “The purpose of life, after all, is to love it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
The sports team(s) you root for: Memphis Tigers, Memphis Grizzlies and LSU Tigers
What’s playing on your stereo right now? Dave Matthews (I love you say stereo, ha ha.)
Activities you enjoy outside of work: Laughing and sharing a meal with friends. Love live concerts and being out on the lake with my best friend.
What talent do you wish you had? I wish I could sing on stage and it sound great!
How and when did you first become involved with Girls Inc.? In 1987, when I graduated from college and living in Greenlaw (now Uptown), I was asked to see if we could use the gym at the Girls Club on Seventh Street (the LDT Center) to host adult aerobics classes that I would teach. I went to ask, fell in love and never taught aerobics classes to adults, but instead volunteered to facilitate with girls one day a week, then it was two days a week, then I became the assistant center director within a few months.
If you could give one piece of advice to young people, what would it be? If I could give one piece of advice to young people it would be: Be love. Love yourself for the unique creature you are, give love to others in actions and words, and love your community by being your best and taking an active role in efforts to make life better for us all.
Ashley Cullum has been promoted to vice president of business development at Paragon National Bank. Cullum has been with Paragon since 2008, most recently serving as associate vice president of business development.
Thaddeus Wilson, an associate professor at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has been appointed to the University of Tennessee board of trustees by Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam. Wilson is an associate professor of radiology and biomedical engineering and imaging.
Melody Norris Waller, an instructor in The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Nursing, has been chosen as one of the American Association of College of Nursing and Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nursing’s Future Fall 2013 Minority Nurse Faculty Scholars. Waller teaches reproductive health nursing, medication safety and nursing skills using simulation.
Dr. James Wilson, a partner with Memphis Obstetrics & Gynecological Association PC, has been named physician of the month by Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett. Wilson has practiced with MOGA since 1994.
Twenty-two attorneys from the Memphis office of Glankler Brown PLLC have been listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2014: Louis F. Allen, Stewart G. Austin Jr., Saul C. Belz, David Blaylock, William L. Bomar, R. Grattan Brown Jr., Oscar C. Carr III, Lee J. Chase III, Michael P. Coury, B. Douglas Earthman, Lynn A. Gardner, Charles W. Hill, John I. Houseal Jr., R. Hunter Humphreys, Robert L. Hutton, William T. Mays Jr., Robert D. Meyers, George Nassar Jr., Arnold Perl, J. William Pierce Jr., Douglas P. Quay and Randall B. Womack.
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine Alumni Council has named its 2013 Outstanding Alumnus award winners: Dr. H. Norman “Butch” Noe, a pediatric urologist; Dr. Dennis Black, a professor of pediatrics and physiology at UTHSC; Dr. Charles White Sr., a family medicine physician; and Dr. Charles Handorf, a UTHSC professor of pathology.