Club Board of Directors

Sasha Benjamin, Club President

Sasha Benjamin is East Tennessee born and raised. She graduated with honors from The University of Tennessee Knoxville with degrees in both English and Accounting. She has worked at Oak Ridge Utility District in a variety of roles but is currently the Director of Human Resources. Sasha has been an Altrusa member since 2004 and is the 2016-2017 President and has previously served as Treasurer and Director of Membership.

Samantha Berven, President-Elect

Samantha grew up in Minnesota and moved to Tennessee in 2008 after getting out of the Air Force. She works at a local hair salon and has nine years of experience in the beauty industry. She spends her time raising three kids with her husband.  She’s been a member of Altrusa since 2012.

Amanda Purdy, Club First Vice President, Communications

Amanda joined Altrusa Club of Oak Ridge in 2013.  Amanda has a Bachelor of Science degree from Ashford University. She currently works as a System Administration Manager for SAIC in Oak Ridge, where she has been employed since 2005.    

Janet Charles, Club Second Vice President, Programs

Betsy Coleman, Club Secretary

Leslie Miller, Club Treasurer

Leslie joined the Altrusa Club of Oak Ridge in November of 2012.  During her membership, she has participated on several committees and is currently serving as Treasurer for the second term.  Leslie has a Master of Arts degree from the University of Central Oklahoma located in Edmond, Oklahoma.  Leslie is an employee of the Clinton Police Department where she is currently assigned to the Criminal Investigation Division.  Her hobbies include hiking, reading and visiting with family and friends.
Betsy Hodge, Club Director of Service

Originally from South Carolina, I moved to Oak Ridge in 1979 and taught special education for 34 years at Jefferson Middle School.  Since retiring I have been substitute teaching, quilting, and enjoying Altrusa activities. My husband and I have done some traveling. 

Jenna Watson, Club Director of Membership

Donna Reat, Club Director of Literacy

Naomi Asher, Immediate Past President

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.

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