Our Board of Directors



Susan Turner,


Susan Turner is a native of Seneca, SC.  She graduated from Erskine College and received her Masters in education from Clemson University.  She taught in Seneca area schools for over 35 years.  Susan is a member of St. Mark United Methodist Church.  She and her husband Cecil, who is also an Arc board member, have two daughters and four grandchildren.  Susan has a special needs brother and is an advocate for all individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Susan and her family were instrumental in the opening of the Tribble Center. In 1964 her family along with 4 other families in the Seneca area began to advocate for their special needs family members. Through hard work and determination, construction was begun on a school that at the time would serve a total of 5 students. With the support that came from the Seneca Sertoma club and Mrs. Bert Tribble who donated land and 25,000 the ARC of Oconee began to grow. By the year 1974 the ARC was able to offically open the Tribble Memorial Center. Today the ARC has evolved into the ARC of Oconee County. And Now, in 2019 Susan’s passion for the Special needs community is still strong. She continues to advocate for the well being of the Special needs population in Oconee County.

Kappy Carter,

executive directOR

Kappy Carter currently serves as Executive Director of the Arc of Oconee. Previously, she worked in both public and private education,  specifically with those having special needs.  She received her masters degree in special education from Clemson University and worked for five years with the Special Education Department at CU.  She has retired as an educator and business owner in Oconee County, but  continues to dedicate her time and efforts to improve the quality of life for individuals with I/DD. 

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Laura Price,

Vice President

Laura Price has been an active member of the Arc of Oconee for many years.  She graduated from Clemson University and has been employed there for over 30 years, having worked in the Purchasing Division and currently working in the Computing Information Division.  She lives in Seneca with her husband, David and their children Michael and Jennifer.  Laura enjoys activities with her friends at the Arc "Our Place".  She also enjoys gardening and teaching the SonLight Sunday School class for adults with special needs at Seneca Baptist Church.