Hands On Nashville names new board officers, members

Hands On Nashville’s board of directors has announced its new board officers and members.

“These leaders bring expertise and dedication that advance Hands On Nashville’s mission to connect volunteers to critical needs facing our community,” said Brian Williams, president/CEO of Hands On Nashville.

The board has elected Meredith Sullivan Benton as HON’s new board president. Benton, the regional director for external affairs for the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, re-joined the board in 2013 after previously serving from 2006 to 2009.
Junaid Odubeko was elected treasurer. Odubeko is an associate with Butler Snow LLP.

June Nwabara, regional director of operations for Starbucks Coffee Co., was also named.

Hands On Nashville’s mission is to meet community needs through volunteerism. For more than 20 years, Hands On Nashville (HON) volunteers have been addressing critical issues facing the Middle Tennessee community such as hunger, homelessness and environmental protection.

In 2013, HON connected or referred more than 123,000 volunteers to service opportunities, making it one of the largest volunteer resource centers of its kind in the world. Offering more than 400 volunteer opportunities to the community each month at , Hands On Nashville challenges everyone to find a way to give back and to ‘Be the Change: Volunteer.’ For more information, visit or call 615-298-1108.