James Moore

Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence
Oklahoma Mentor Day


James Moore (center), a volunteer for INTEGRIS Positive Directions Mentoring Program at Fillmore Elementary School, receives an Outstanding Mentor Award from Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence President Craig Story (right) and foundation trustee and mentoring advocate Molly Boren. Joining in the presentation are Mentor Day keynote speaker and author Alton Carter (left) and mentee Stanley Jones. Oklahoma Mentor Day, sponsored by the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence and its David and Molly Boren Mentoring Initiative, honors outstanding Oklahoma youth mentors and promotes the value of mentoring. (Photo by Travis Caperton)

James Moore

Positive Directions
INTEGRIS Health of Oklahoma City

INTEGRIS Health of Oklahoma City named James Moore as its outstanding mentor of the year for its Positive Directions Mentoring Program. Through Positive Directions, INTEGRIS employees provide the educational support necessary to enhance the learning experience of at-risk students at select Oklahoma City Public Schools. Mentors commit to spend one hour per week, during the school day, with their assigned student throughout the school year. 

Since 1992, Moore, a strategies and innovations senior consultant at INTEGRIS has mentored at Stanley Hupfeld Academy at Western Village and Millard Fillmore Elementary School in Oklahoma City.

Moore was nominated by Tobi Campbell, director of INTEGRIS Positive Directions, for his longstanding commitment to mentoring and for his current volunteer work at Millard Fillmore Elementary School.

Campbell explained that Moore has been a strong advocate for mentoring and has encouraged not only himself but his staff to take on mentoring roles in their communities.

James encourages his staff to take an hour-long break each week to connect and mentor. He believes mentoring provides a necessary respite from the job and is an important step needed to improve morale and remain healthy employees.

“He always encouraged his staff to participate in the future of our youth by guiding them in a positive direction through mentoring,” added Campbell.

Through his mentoring efforts, James has provided educational support to many elementary school students. He has helped students build their self-esteem so that they can overcome negative obstacles and improve their overall academic success.

“This gentleman has a desire to mentor at-risk students and remains consistent with his commitment,” Campbell added. “James continues to pass on his love, patience, long-suffering and gentleness to every student he has mentored.”