Meet the Founder

local-hero-awardWilliam H. Moore
Executive Director of Project New Hope, Inc.
USAF Disabled Veteran
Commonwealth of Massachusetts (Retired)

William H. Moore was born and raised in Worcester, Mass. While serving in the United States Air Force as a Crash Rescue Firefighter, Bill was injured in a successful rescue of two pilots from a burning F-111. He was discharged honorably with a service connected disability.

Bill attended Assumption College under the GI Bill. He earned his Master of Arts in Rehabilitation Counseling in 2000, Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies in 1996 and an Associate in Science from Quinsigamond Community College in 1992.

Prior to starting Project New Hope Inc., Mr. Moore held numerous positions in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts beginning as a laborer with the Metropolitan District Commission, a Juvenile Corrections Worker for the Department of Youth Services, an Adolescent Social Worker with the Department of Social Services and a Disabled Veterans Outreach Program (DVOP) specialists with Workforce Central – Division of Career Services. He retired from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 2007.

After attending a weekend retreat in 2010 with Project New Hope of Minnesota and talking with founder Bruce Billington, Bill Moore established his own independent 501c3 Non-Profit in Massachusetts in January 2011 called Project New Hope Inc. He is the President & CEO of Project New Hope, Inc., a voluntary position he holds today. Mr. Moore is the recipient of the distinguished Armed Forces Committee of Worcester County Award of Merit; Captain Thomas J. Hudner Hero Award and the Citizen’s Bank 2015 Champion In Action.

Today, Bill lives in Leicester, MA his wife Donna and his service dog, Freedom. He is a Blue Star father with a daughter, Erin Moore,  who is serving in the Massachusetts Air National Guard. Bill is the proud grandfather of four wonderful grandchildren.