Romney Institute Alumni Board

Diane Moore, EMPA 2010

Diane Moore, EMPA 2010

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Member Since: 2022

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Job Title: Retired: Division of Child and Family Services Director
Company: State of Utah


  • Child Welfare League of America
  • American Public Human Services Administrators
  • National Association of Child Welfare Administrators
  • BYU Alumni Association
  • Travel
  • Hiking/walking
  • Reading (especially Jane Austen’s works)
  • Spending time with family


Diane was born in Anaheim, California, the youngest of seven siblings. She grew up living in 18 different houses across California, Colorado, Texas, and Utah, ultimately settling in Utah and attending BYU for her undergraduate degree. She married M. Christopher Moore in 1992, and they share three wonderful adult children and one perfect grandson.

Diane was already working for the State of Utah when she graduated in Psychology, minoring in Current Social Issues, in 1992. She then began her career at Utah’s Division of Child and Family Services as a frontline child protective services worker. She held a variety of progressively responsible positions there, being appointed as the Salt Lake Valley Region Director at about the same time she completed BYU’s EMPA program in 2010. In 2014, she was appointed Utah’s statewide Director of the DHS Office of Licensing, and in 2017, she was appointed Utah’s statewide director of the Division of Child and Family Services.

During her tenure as child welfare director, she and her team were able to reduce the number of children coming into foster care by 31% with no increases in repeat maltreatment. Diane advocated for and helped create many public policies that preserve families, promote equity, and minimize loss, grief, and trauma for children by strengthening and supporting their parents and families. After 31 years, Diane retired from public service in late 2022. She recently completed a nearly ten-year project of building her dream home in the mountains above Heber City, Utah, where she is enjoying the outdoors and spending more time with family.