“What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.”
– Albert Pike
Kristin Van Hook Moore begins a two-year period on the Board as the President-Elect. During her first year (2019-2020), she will assist the President in her duties as Chief Executive Officer of the Junior League of New Orleans and will assume those responsibilities if the President is unable to serve during her term. Kristin will become JLNO’s President for the 2020-2021 League year beginning June 1, 2020. At its core, JLNO is a training organization, and this two-year term is an opportunity for Kristin to thoughtfully prepare for the years ahead, ensuring that her tenure maximizes community impact. During the President-elect year, she will study JLNO’s governance documents, policies, procedures and best practices and then take up the mantle of previous leaders to ensure a sustainable and impactful future. She hopes to learn enough to fill the shoes of the amazing women who have served as president before her.
Having first joined the Junior League in Pensacola after completing her medical fellowship, Kristin wanted to become involved in her community and meet people outside of work. She transferred from Florida in 2011 and has spent her eight years in JLNO serving in a variety of leadership roles, including Business Council Director, Nominating Committee Chair and most recently as Co-Chair of the Community Affairs Committee to increase advocacy education. She truly enjoys collaborating with other women and working to improve the community while having fun. Through the organization, Kristin has learned about fields such as development and communications, which she would not have been exposed to in her career as a physician. Most importantly, she learned how to be an effective board member, and she has been able to use those skills to serve other organizations.
Kristin received her MD and MPH degrees from LSU Health Science Center and currently serves as a Staff Pediatric Pulmonologist at Ochsner Medical Center. She completed her pediatrics training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and her fellowship in Pediatric Pulmonology at Texas Children’s Hospital. She received a Chest Foundation Young Investigator Award in 2005 for translational research. Prior to coming to Ochsner, she worked at Nemours Children’s Clinic in Pensacola serving as Chair of Pediatric Pulmonology and as Cystic Fibrosis Center Director from 2006-2011. She also served as Children’s Medical Assessment Team Medical Director for Region One in the state of Florida. Kristin’s other current board positions include Chairperson of Ursuline Academy Board of Trustees, Board Member of Daughters of Charity Services of New Orleans and House Corporation Board President of Rho Chapter of Chi Omega Fraternity.
As a resident of Uptown, Kristin loves the sense of place that people who live in New Orleans have and how much the people here enjoy living life. She and her husband, Dr. Brian Moore, are parents to eight-year-old twin boys, Finnegan and Liam. When asked who inspires her, Kristin tells the story of a mother of one of her patients from when she worked in Florida. She was a single mother of five, lived in a rural area and had health problems of her own. She provided the best possible care for her kids and went to great lengths to do what she felt was best for them. One year, she lost her home to a fire right before Christmas and still managed to remain positive. Whenever Kristin starts to feel overwhelmed, she thinks of her and realizes she can certainly keep going.