A Member of Georgia Family Connection


The Oconee Area Resource Council (OARC) is a local 501 (c) 3 non-profit corporation that serves as the local decision-making body for the Georgia Family Connection. OARC identifies the needs of the community and works to fill those needs by combining resources and services. Our goal is to ensure that all residents of Oconee County will live in a healthy, safe and stable environment. To this end, we bring together community partners to develop, implement and evaluate programs that address the challenges facing Oconee County residents. 

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Take a look at our programs!

  • Oconee Mentor Program

    A Mentor can make a Positive Difference

    Learn More
  • Oconee Food for Kids

    No Child should be worried about their Next Meal!

    Learn More
  • Summer Food for Kids

    Making sure Families have Food to Eat during the Summer!

    Learn More
 How Can I Help?
OARC STAFF
Ann Hester
Executive Director
ann@oconeeconnection.org
706-769-4974

Amanda Davis
Oconee Mentor Program
amanda@oconeeconnection.org
706-769-4974

Linda Schroeder
Office Manager
linda@oconeeconnection.org
706-769-4974

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
2016-2017


Dr. Wanda L. Stitt-Gohdes, Chair
UGA Career & Information Studies, Retired


Dr. Penny Mills, Vice-Chair
Gainesville State College, Dean, Retired


Chuck Horton, Treasurer
UGA Law Enforcement, Retired


Coleman Benko, Secretary
Oconee State Bank, Vice President


Jennifer Adams
Oconee County School System
Assistant Principal 


Bonnie Dirr
Artist, Illustrator


Jeff Faulkner
Faulkner Management 
Entrepreneur 


Zoe Gattie
Oconee County School System
Executive Assistant 


Naomi Lupton
Hilliard Lyons Securities
Licensed Securities Associate


Austin Marable
Oconee County BOC
GIS Specialist

Rosemarie Newman
Public Health Nutritionist, Retired



ADVISORY BOARD

Neil Campbell
Georgia Council on Substance Abuse

Tammy Gilland
Athens Regional Foundation

John Beasley
JF Beasley, LLC 
(Attorney-at-law)




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