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Jessica Moore Accepted into the National IDD Leadership Institute

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Cardinal Innovations Healthcare's Intellectual and Developmental Disability (IDD) Care Coordination Director Jessica Moore has been accepted into the National IDD Leadership Institute, which offers a select group of future leaders the opportunity to learn from national experts on progressive supports for people with disabilities.

The National Leadership Consortium on Developmental Disabilities runs two week-long National IDD Leadership Institute annually each winter and spring through the University of Delaware. Moore was selected to participate in the 43rd class of the Leadership Institute. Of the 37 participants selected from across the country, Moore is the only one from North Carolina. She will travel to Delaware January 22-27 to attend.

The Leadership Institute supports the development of skilled leaders who are passionate about quality, have the leadership, management and financial skills necessary to run solid not-for-profit businesses and government agencies, are capable of assembling top-notch teams of caring staff, and have a solid commitment to progressive values that assure lives of meaning and impact for people who choose to receive support.

The focus of the Leadership Institute is on supporting participants to determine and set direction to move their organization to a high-performance model and build a lifetime network of peers and leaders to sustain career growth.

Moore has worked for Cardinal Innovations for nine years. She was an IDD Care Manager in Utilization Management for four years and has led IDD Care Coordination for five years – first as manager and now as director.

A graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill with a degree in psychology, Moore has worked in the field for 15 years. She said she discovered her passion for helping individuals with disabilities as a teenager. Her mother worked in a group home for adults with IDD then and also was involved with the Special Olympics. Moore and her sister volunteered each year at the event. Moore said her career path was further cemented following a college project that involved volunteering in a group home for adult males with Autism.

"I knew that I wanted to be in a field that would afford me the opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of those with IDD," Moore said.

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