Vernessa Glover, who was recently recognized as one of Security Bank’s and Springfield Business Journal’s Women of Influence for 2019, is moving back to Atlanta, Georgia, after spending the past seven years in Springfield. Glover is currently the business manager of surgery at HSHS St. John’s Hospital, and her last day will be Aug. 2.

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“It’s so exciting, but also sad at the same time,” said Glover. “We’ve had a lot of big life changes here. We’ve welcomed our family; I’ve had all my girls here.” Glover previously served as the executive director of Carol Jo Vecchie Women and Children’s Center, where she gave birth six years ago to her first daughter, Kennedy, followed by twin girls, Kai and Kori, who are now four.

Although Glover grew up in the Chicago area, she graduated from Georgia State University in Atlanta, first with a bachelor’s degree and later with a master’s in health care administration. She met her husband, Richard, in college and the couple moved to Springfield while he completed his OB/GYN residency. Glover said he has now accepted a position in Atlanta, and she also has a job lined up managing an outpatient and surgical clinic.

“We look forward to our new adventure, returning to the south,” Glover said. “But I really appreciate the Springfield community. It has a special place in our hearts.”