United Way of Anderson County Staff
Naomi Asher – Executive Director
Naomi is a long-time resident of Oak Ridge graduating from ORHS in 2001 before heading to Johnson University where she graduated with a double major in music and theology. After graduation, she worked in several different industries including catering, event management, teaching and personal training. Eventually, she ended up as the Office Manager for CASA of the Tennessee Heartland where she found her passion for non-profit work. In 2010 she was hired as the Executive Director of CASA where she spent some of the most fulfilling 5 years of her life. She graduated with her MBA in Marketing from King University in 2012. In May of 2015 she was hired as the new Executive Director of the United Way of Anderson County. She is ecstatic about this new challenge. Naomi sits on the Recreation and Parks Advisory board, is the President of the Altrusa Club of Oak Ridge, Communications Chair for Rotary Oak Ridge, a founding member of the Leadership Oak Ridge Alumni Board and member of the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Board.
Natalie Erb – Finance Director
Natalie has more than 20 years of financial and business experience in for profit and nonprofit
industries. She served sole proprietors and Fortune 500 companies by positively influencing corporate governance and business culture, improving operations and maximizing profitability. Natalie is a licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Georgia and also holds the license of a Certified Treasury Professional.
Natalie and her husband, David, live in Norris with their 2 young girls, Fiona and Amelia. Natalie is the co-owner with her husband of The Erb Agency in Clinton, which is an Exclusive Agency with Allstate Insurance Company. In 2011, the Erb Agency was recognized as Employer of the Year by Allstate; TNOC, ARC of TN and the Emory Valley Center for their support in employing adults with disabilities and was featured on WBIR’s Live at Five at Four for their work with Emory Valley Center’s Adult Supported Employment Program.
Natalie is active in the community as a Member of the Anderson County Chamber, Past board member and Treasurer from 2012-2014. Board member of Anderson County Youth Leadership, Member of the Clinton Civitan, member of Saint Francis Episcopal Church in Norris and current Vestry member. Natalie is an alumni of the University of Tennessee and graduate of the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce Leadership Class of 2015.
Meghan Cadmus – Community Impact Coordinator
Born in Oak Ridge, Meghan enjoyed her time growing up in the Norwood community where she attended elementary and middle school. She was an avid sports player, playing on and off seasons with the Lady Jaguars and Girl’s Inc. From there, Meghan attended Clinton High School, joined Sound Company Children’s Performing Show Choir, and took her first and second trip abroad. Upon graduation, Meghan spent a short time away from home to attend MTSU in Murfreesboro. Between classwork, friends, and healing from Saturday morning rugby matches, it was difficult for Meghan to see her path to a successful career, and felt called to return home where she attended Roane State Community College to become a licensed Emergency Medical Technician. In her down time, Meghan volunteered her new EMS skills, and continued running fundraisers with friends in support of the Free Medical Clinic of Oak Ridge. Having found her passion for people, and love of her community, she went back to school in pursuit of a degree in Non-Profit Management. For a several months, Meghan volunteered her time as the Office Manager for United Way, and has since been added to the staff – she couldn’t be more excited! As she learns the tricks of the trade, she will continue to pursue her degree, and work hard for the community that raised her!
Betsy Sonewald – Operations and Communications Manager
Betsy is a full time student at University of Tennessee Knoxville, pursuing a degree in Technical Communication with a minor in French. Her focus at United Way includes social media management, community engagement, data entry, general organization and publicity. She is a lifelong resident of Anderson County and is excited to be part of a dynamic and energetic team working for the improvement and growth of her community. When you come to visit, she will have a joke ready and and waiting.