Dedicated to reducing the number of Young Driver Traffic Violations by providing an Educational Initiative for courts to utilize when dealing with young traffic violators.
Board of Directors:
William R. Richardson (Founder)
Bill grew up in the Atlanta area and at the age of 19 moved to Michigan with his family. There he began a career in Law Enforcement with the Oakland County Sheriff Department. He met his wife Diane and soon moved back to the Atlanta area. He joined the Gwinnett County Police Department and served 25 years prior to his retirement. He obtained a Criminal Justice Degree at Brenau University. Bill has raised two boys who are in their thirties and has two grandsons.
Several years prior to retirement Bill began a program on the department called “It Won’t Happen To Me”. This program was designed to use the stories of the lives of teenagers who lost their lives in teen driving related car crashes to educate teens of the consequences of making the wrong decisions while driving. This program became very successful and funding for the printing of the book was picked up by the Governors Office of Safety and continued for four years till his retirement in 2004.
Toward the end of 2004 Bill was requested to form a Teen Victim Impact Program by the Solicitor of Gwinnett County. Through the cooperative effort of It Won’t Happen To Me, The Teen Victim Impact Program was developed and began January 2006 in Gwinnett County. In 2009 TVIP was incorporated as a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. We currently have 29 programs serving 220 plus courts. Those include one in Troy AL and one in Maryville TN.
Diane Richardson (Board Member)
Diane, who is originally from Michigan, has been married to Bill for over 44 years. She worked most of her career in banking and later worked for Robertson & Gable and Corporate Kits Plus where she held multiple roles including document inspector and marketing representative. Diane retired from the law firm in 2006 to work full-time for Traffic Violators Impact Program and It Won’t Happen to ME. She has been instrumental in building TVIP and has made a major impact on the organization as a bookkeeper, marketing representative, staff coordinator in addition to holding a position on the Board.
Terrell Taylor (Chief Executive Officer and President)
Terrell Taylor, Chief Executive Officer and President of the Board of Traffic Violators Impact Program is a visionary leader with an extensive background in speaking and impacting the lives of countless people. He has traveled throughout the U.S. and several countries around the world as an accomplished speaker and musician. As a seasoned member of the TVIP speaking team, he is known for his engaging style and his deep passion for helping young people make better life choices through TVIP and It Won’t Happen to Me educational initiatives.
Additionally, Terrell is a certified chaplain and the lead pastor of Live Free Church where he serves families in need by providing spiritual and emotional support due to trauma and unfortunate life circumstances.
Terrell and his wife Tara enjoy spending time with their three sons and they live in the Atlanta area.
Lou Reynolds (Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer)
As the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of the Board of Traffic Violators Impact Program, Lou Reynolds brings more than 30 years of nonprofit and for-profit experience including: accounting, leadership coaching & development, nonprofit start-up, church planting, public & private education and real estate. He’s known as a team builder with a proven track record in collaborating with all stakeholders in a community to pursue excellence. Lou is also an energetic speaker and thoughtful leader with a passion to transform the lives of those he encounters personally and professionally. He’s excited to be part of the TVIP team.
Lou enjoys spending time with his wife Sabrina and their children Kendrick and Gabrielle. He also enjoys cheering for his favorite basketball team, the Los Angeles Lakers.
Sabrina Reynolds (Chief Operations Officer and Secretary)
Sabrina is an accomplished business leader, coach, consultant and Realtor. Since the early 1990’s, she has been using her creative vision and insight to enhance operations for businesses in various industries. Her specialty is providing innovative solutions to streamline processes and developing strategic plans for business growth. Sabrina is putting her wealth of experience and uniquely diverse skillset to work in building the legacy of Traffic Violators Impact Program. She is honored to be the Chief Operations Officer and serves as the Secretary for the Board.
In addition to her role at TVIP, Sabrina is an entrepreneur, wife, mom of two, and caretaker of an elderly parent. In her spare time, Sabrina enjoys playing games, watching movies and traveling with her family.
Chris Barry, married to Misty for 20 years and father to two teenage boys, has been with TVIP for almost a year. His time with his family is best enjoyed boating and being around water. Aside from his work in the disaster renovation business, Chris volunteers at school sporting events. He is passionate about encouraging and teaching young adults.
Marty Kaplan, who is originally from Colorado, served 8 years in the US Marine Corps. He started his civilian law enforcement career with the State of Maryland. In 1996, he moved to Newnan, GA, where he started with the Newnan Police Dept in 1997 and also served on patrol, in the bike/traffic unit, SWAT, as a school resource officer, as a training instructor, and currently with Court Services. Marty’s interests include scuba diving, skydiving, golf, watch making, and amateur radio.
Bill is a retired real estate broker. He and his wife Donna own and manage several residential rental properties. He is a father and grandfather that has successfully raised five teenagers. He has supported, volunteered or worked for It Won’t Happen to Me and Traffic Violators Impact Program since its inception in 2006. Bill is passionate about having an impact on the life altering decisions and choices that our young drivers are making.
Team Members & Volunteers: Misty Barry, Susan Jeffords, Lissa Kaplan, Donna Mabrey, Andrea Sartain