Emily Ferrell and Asha Gangolli

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Emily Ferrell was the first employee hired at Vituro Health and was instrumental in it being named one of the fastest-growing companies in Birmingham, Alabama in 2016. She has worn many hats during the growth phase and has played an integral role in Vituro’s steady success. Her focus has been to grow Vituro’s business development, marketing, and physician partnerships which has led Vituro to be the second-largest provider of ablative prostate cancer therapies in the country. Her leadership has kept Vituro at the forefront of bringing new technology to the market for prostate cancer treatment and the company is currently the only provider to offer access to HIFU and Tulsa-Pro treatments in the United States. Emily finds it rewarding to work for Vituro because these prostate cancer treatments offer men a chance to maintain their quality-of-life post-treatment. During the pandemic, Emily played a key role in the growth of Vituro Health as the company now offers a broader scope of men’s telehealth services.  Emily just completed her role as Treasurer for The Service Guild of Birmingham and is part of the 2020 class of 40 under 40 by the Birmingham Business Journal. Emily is an amateur food critic! Her hobbies include sleeping and dining at Mexico Lindo. She is wife to David, mother to the best “fournado” Vivi, and two rescues Twoey Joi and Asta White.

Asha Gangolli is a native of Evanston Illinois.  She began her dance training locally and then trained across the U.S. with Houston Ballet, Boston Ballet, and as a trainee with The Joffrey Ballet. During this time she worked and performed in Robert Joffrey’s The Nutcracker, as well as Stanton Welch’s La Bayadere and Krzysztof Pastor’s Romeo and Juliet. Since joining the Alabama Ballet in 2014, her favorite roles include Coffee in George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker, Lilac Fairy in The Sleeping Beauty, Winter Fairy in Cinderella and Red Girl in Sir Frederick Ashton’s Les Patineurs. Asha is on faculty at the Alabama Ballet School and also teaches classical Pilates in the Birmingham area.  This will be Asha's fourth year as a choreographer in Dancing with the Stars of the Magic City and last year she served as a judge. 

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