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About Us

Mission Statement:

Dedicated to reducing the number of teen Traffic Violations by providing an educational Initiative for courts to utilize when dealing with teen traffic violators.

IRS 501(c)(3) Letter for IWHTM

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 programs in the Cities of Athens, Loganville, Milton, Rincon, Roswell and Troy AL. Also in the Counties of Bartow, Catoosa, Chatham, Cobb, Coweta, Dekalb, Gwinnett, Habersham, Henry, Macon-Bibb, McDuffie, Paulding, Rockdale and Townes.  A Substance Abuse Program has been developed to be used by courts, schools, and colleges.

 

Diane Richardson has been married to Bill for 39 years.  Diane is originally from Michigan.  She worked most of her career in banking and then worked for Robertson & Gable and Corporate Kits Plus as a document inspector and marketing representative.  She retired from the law firm in 2006 to work full time for It Won’t Happen To ME as a bookkeeper and marketing representative.

 

David Robertson:

David is a native of Savannah and has lived in Atlanta, Georgia since 1981. He graduated from Georgia Tech with a degree in Chemical Engineering. He obtained his law degree from the University of Georgia.

David is a member of the State Bar of Georgia. David is admitted to practice in the Georgia Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court of Georgia, and the United States Supreme Court. He is also a member of the United States Patent Bar.

 

Ann Sechrist:

Ann is the mother of Clayton and James Sechrist, married to Nelson Sechrist for 40+ years. Clayton died tragically in an auto accident at the age of 16 as a result of distracted driving.  He suffered a severe brain injury and became and organ and tissue donor helping 43 different people with his donation.  Clayton’s loss was featured in the first four editions of The Gwinnett Edition of the It Won’t Happen To Me book and is currently represented in the Nationwide Editions.  Ann has spoken in a number of the Teen Victim Impact Program Court Diversion Programs and continues to do so.

Ann is the director of Economic Development, State Workforce Development Programs for Gwinnett Technical College.  She has been with Gwinnett Technical college for 17 years.  In her role she works with business and industry providing customized training and is also responsible for Georgia Quick Start and the Georgia Retraining Tax Credit economic programs for Gwinnett.

Ann has been a volunteer for LifeLink for over 15 years serving as an advocate for organ and tissue donation.  Ann has also served as the chair of the LifeLink Advisory Board as well as being a current member.

Bill Mabrey:

Bill Mabrey 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 the Teen Victim 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.

 

Program Speakers:

William R. Richardson (Founder)

Dan Llorens

Dan is currently employed as a Sargent with the Gwinnett County Police Department.  Dan has a passion to educate young people about driving having seen so many teens seriously injured or killed due to car crashes.

Bill Mabrey

Bill Mabrey 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 the Teen Victim 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.

Todd Cory

Is the lead Pastor of One Life Community Church in Grayson Georgia.  He and his wife Joanna have 5 children and live in the Grayson area.

 

Administrative Staff:

Diane Richardson (Staff Coordinator)

Anita Epps

Mona Hayslip

Donna Mabrey

Jessica Montoya

Jeanne Sieg

Joanna Cory

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