Spotlighting Community Women Paving The Way

Passionate, Driven Educator

Kathy Murphy

As Hoover City Schools Superintendent, Kathy Murphy’s lifelong commitment to education is 34 years and still going. She believes “as public education goes, so goes the community.” So, every day, she answers her calling to have positive impacts on children’s lives because she believes it’s her mission and one of her greatest life blessings. Because Kathy knows not all students learn in the same way on the same day, she empowers educators to deliver individualized instructions. She proclaims part of her work is to inspire, raise education bars and expectations, and keep local students moving from good to great.

Women’s Health Advocate

Vlada Groysman, M.D., Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology

Vlada Groysman is the founder and medical director of Cahaba Dermatology & Skin Health Center in Hoover. She prides herself on delivering innovative dermatology services, often being the first in Alabama to offer new FDA-approved options. She also serves a women’s health niche in treating rare, female vulvar disorders and conditions through a special clinic every Thursday for the past five years. She looks forward to assisting women to regain their health and confidence through addressing personal female health issues largely resolvable through dermatological approaches. Helping women get back to enjoying their lives fully is simply a part of who Vlada is. 

Gemologist

Shay Morgan

Shay and Steve Morgan founded Shay’s Jewelers 11 years ago and quickly established themselves as Hoover’s choice for brilliant diamonds, fine jewelry, treasured gifts, elegant watches and expert jewelry repairs. Shay is a graduate gemologist with more than 24 years of experience. Her knowledge and personalized service have built a foundation of confidence with her customers who come back time and again. Shay provides expert advice on custom design, appraisals and professional opinions about watch and jewelry repairs.

Supportive Designers

Abby Leib and Nancy Norris

When Abby Leib and Nancy Norris aren’t assisting clients with home decor transformations as the Rosegate Design team in Birmingham, they stay busy teaching church classes, coaching soccer, supporting global missions and donating to community initiatives, such as Habitat For Humanity, the Kings’ Home and the Heart Guild. They also support silent auction fundraisers for charities with fun items from their design center. Abby says because the Two Eighty corridor is a bit of “a charming little Mayberry town filled with good, friendly people,” helping groups and each other becomes second nature.