Leading Voices: Meet Seneca Moore

Leading Voices: Meet Seneca Moore

We’re excited to launch MSH Leading Voices, a monthly profile that features the incredible talent that makes up MSH.

We’re chatting with Seneca, our technical advisor for quality of care. Seneca is a Utah native with a passion for improving the health services that every person receives, no matter who they are or where they live. She’s responsible for integrating quality of care initiatives into all MSH health programs. 

What do you think makes MSH different?

Our legacy of working in health systems strengthening and capacity building. Excellence in quality can't be achieved by only one intervention; it's a multi-dimensional mosaic resulting from holistic thinking about an entire system that is enveloped in compassion, equity, and leadership. To that end, I am so excited about the work MSH has done around local leadership development.This is a powerful asset for cultivating a local culture of excellence toward quality of care across the healthcare spectrum. 

What are you most proud of in your work?

I’m most proud to be an advocate for individuals who are born into extreme poverty or other disadvantaged circumstances. I love getting to think about what we can do to help a situation from all sides, especially by empowering people and growing personal agency.

Finish this sentence: Health is _______.

Deserved by all, regardless of any factor whatsoever.

What’s your best advice for people who are reading this?

To remember that quality of care weaves the fabric of every health effort. There are many examples of global health projects that were successfully implemented yet didn't ultimately impact overarching health goals because they lacked provisions for quality of care. By really focusing on what drives quality—i.e. facilitating practice that is evidence-based, is accountable, and is firmly centered around the rights and choices of individual patients and their communities—our work at MSH will continue to have lasting impact.

What drives you?

I am perpetually honored for the privilege to get to do really meaningful work on some of the world’s toughest problems, especially alongside a team of such outstanding talent.

What do you like to do when you’re not at work?

I love being in nature, traveling, cooking and eating delicious food, and spending as much time as possible with my wonderful husband and two beautiful sons.