AMCHP Announces Terrance E. Moore as New CEO
October 19, 2021

The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP) is pleased to announce the appointment of Terrance E. Moore as its Chief Executive Officer.

Moore has spent his career managing the nexus between organizational management and human rights advocacy for racial, sexual orientation, and gender equality. In his most recent appointment as Acting Executive Director at The National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD), Moore served the organization as a transformative agent who fostered strong federal partnerships, business development, and policy advocacy.

“I believe deeply in the vital role of governmental public health to comprehensively and positively impact the lives of women, children and families. This work must be done through a health equity lens,” said Moore who starts at AMCHP on October 18. “I am excited to join AMCHP as the organization continues to work with the entire membership to imagine and implement the best possible program and policy outcomes with anti-racism principles at its core.”

As Chief Executive Officer, Moore will continue to build on and preserve AMCHP’s mission and will lead a team of professionals who have made AMCHP a national resource, partner, and advocate for state public health leaders and others working to improve the health of women, mothers, fathers, parents, children, youth, and all families including LGBTQIA+ and individuals with special health care needs. AMCHP’s members come from the highest levels of state government and include directors of MCH programs, directors of programs for children with special health care needs, and other public health leaders who work with and support state MCH programs.

“We are happy to have Terrance join the AMCHP family,” said Manda Hall, M.D., current AMCHP president. “He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the CEO role that will further AMCHP’s mission and commitment to support the health of mothers, children, and families nationwide through Title V programs.”

Moore worked for more than 15 years at NASTAD. In his capacity as Acting Executive Director, he managed domestic and international programs in Ethiopia, Haiti, Jamaica, and South Africa. Prior to this role, he served as Deputy Executive Director where he influenced substantial organizational growth through a strategic planning process that resulted in the first-ever expansion of NASTAD’s membership; spearheaded the domestic programs portfolio to drive initiatives in HIV healthcare and prevention and 2 health equity; and created and led a Health Resource and Service Administration-funded ($5 million) initiative to assess the HIV care needs of Black gay men and other men who have sex with men (MSM).

Throughout his career, Moore has served the political and nonprofit spheres in progressive leadership capacities. He has exceled working with partners formulating advocacy strategies on key issues in health and maintaining a superior understanding of the U.S. Congress, federal agencies, and strategic partnerships.

Moore received his Bachelor of Arts from Howard University in Political Science and a Master of Arts in Human Rights Studies from Columbia University. He has also participated as a Fellow for Racial and Gender Justice in the HIV/AIDS Movement from the Rockwood Leadership Institute. Moore maintains an unwavering commitment to social justice, human rights, and dismantling anti-racism and structural inequality in public policy.

Originally from Chicago, Moore is an active fitness enthusiast currently living in Washington, DC with his husband and son.