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 5 fulfilling 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 Executive Director of the United Way of Anderson County. She is a graduate of the Consortium for Social Enterprise Effectiveness through the University of Tennessee, Leadership Oak Ridge, Leadership Anderson County and East Tennessee Regional Leadership Association. Naomi sits on the Recreation and Parks Advisory board and is the Vice Chair for Explore Oak Ridge. She is a Past-President of the Altrusa Club of Oak Ridge, Vice President for Rotary Oak Ridge, a founding member and board member for the Anderson County Young Professionals and a board member for Anderson County Leadership Association. In 2017 she was named the Anderson County Chamber Young Professional of the Year and was the 2018 recipient of the East Tennessee Economic Council’s Postma Young Professional Medal.

Franki Lee – Finance Director 

Franki is a lifetime resident of East Tennessee, growing up in Oak Ridge and graduating from Oak Ridge High School in 1981 at which time she moved to Knoxville where she has lived since. After graduation she worked for several years in the restaurant industry before transitioning into a career in bookkeeping. She worked for twelve years with an independent CPA firm and kept books for a variety of different businesses, as well as preparation of all types of tax returns, and assisting in audits of financial statements. In August of 2008 she was hired as an accounting clerk for a small oil company that was just going public and worked her way up to be the Accounts Payable Supervisor in charge of the extensive paper trail required for SEC reporting and worked there until the company closed its Knoxville offices in August 2015. Since that time, she has been building a bookkeeping practice of her own, having obtained a Certified Public Bookkeepers’ License, and has been working with a wide variety of clients. In September of 2016 she started as the new Finance Director of the United Way of Anderson County and is excited to be a part of an organization that does so much to help the community in so many different areas.

Adam Moreno – Community Engagement Coordinator

Adam is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University. He was part of the Theatre program and was Social Media Manager for the Theatre Honors Society during their re-branding process. He is a Praise and Worship Leader for CenterFaith Church in the Karns area. He plays music on the side with his band Twelve Years Truce. His dog Rey is a princess and takes up most of his free time. Adam has been a resident of Oak Ridge since his father got a job at ORHS around 2000 teaching chemistry. He feels extremely blessed to be working for the United Way of Anderson County and the lovely people in the community.

Betsy – Communications Manager

Betsy is a graduate of the University of Tennessee. 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. Stop by her office to hear a bad joke or two.