Naomi Asher will give the Monday, February 5, presentation at 11 a.m. to the Women’s Interfaith Dialogue of Oak Ridge, to be held at the Jewish Congregation at 101 West Madison Lane in Oak Ridge. The public is invited to learn and bring their questions, a press release said.
She will speak about how the United Way of Anderson County improves lives by mobilizing the caring power of our community to advance the common good, the press release said. The organization focuses on youth development, self-sufficiency, and senior and health services, all building blocks for a good life and strong community.
Asher, executive director of the United Way of Anderson County since May 2015, has lived in Oak Ridge since 1992, graduated from Oak Ridge High School in 2001, and returned to Oak Ridge in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree from Johnson University. She earned an MBA in marketing from King University in 2012, and left the executive director’s position with CASA for United Way.
Asher sees her role as one of peer mentorship to the nonprofits in the community, the press release said.
“UWAC is the hub of connection between our businesses, our agencies, community members and clients,” Asher said in the press release. “We bring everyone to the table and keep all parties informed.”
Asher has also been working on new community training programs as well as technical support and resources for partner agencies.
The public is invited to this free event. The Women’s Interfaith Dialogue Group brings together women of diverse faith, color, and culture to explore, understand and learn from one another for the purpose of advancing justice, compassion, friendship, and human rights with a focus on women and children, the press release said.