Taylors Helping Hands is a charitable organization dedicated to the memory of Taylor E Cothran.

  2 Corinthians 1:2-4 "Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Churst, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God."(NIV)

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Executive Team

President - Teresa B. Cothran

Senior Vice President - Volunteers & Projects - Tracie B. Román
Vice President - Development - Kim Vose: Kim is currently an Office Administrator for a Financial Investment Company.  Her husband Shawn and her have a 1 year old.  Kim also is a group fitness instructor with ZX Fitness.
Secretary - Debbie Hutz
Secretary - Lisa B. Gregory: The middle Bishop girl! Doting aunt of Taylor and Tara. Business consultant for Subway Development of SC. 2 children, Lee, born December of 2000 and Holden who passed away at 28 days in September 2002. Past V.P. of Community Development for Greenville Jaycees, past poard member of MVP (Moms are Volunteering People). Graduate of Lander College with a B.A. in English, graduate work in HR and teaching.
Treasurer - Sandra Dempsey: Teresa's aunt, Taylor and Tara's 'great' aunt! Married to Teresa's mom's brother, David. V.P. at BBT. Attends Frist Presbyterian Church. Works in 'returned' porperties department where she has been very busy! A proud member of the Parker High School PHD's! More like a sister, we've been close friends for over 30 years!

Board of Directors

Teresa Bishop Cothran: Born in Greenville. Husband Tom, 2 children-Taylor March 24, 1989 and Tara August 27, 1993. 3 dogs, Tulip, Teddy and Scooter. Tom and I are SC Opticians having owned Taylor-Made Eyewear almost 20 years. Named after Taylor who was 4 months old when we started it. I love world missions and have traveled to the Dominican Republic, Mexico and Liberia in West Africa. I am a member of Brookwood Church where I am active in the missions department. Right now I am back at school preparing to become a Surgical Tech.
Tracie Bishop Román: Teresa's youngest sister. Lives in Dallas Texas with her husband, Dr. Jorge who is a radiologist and 3 children, Emma, Cuatro and Diego. she met Jorge while in grad school at UVa. Tracie is also a Furman graduate and has 2 master's degrees and currently taking classes at Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University to be a hospital chaplain. This is her second involvement with non profits having started one in Texas- Moms are Volunteering People.
Tina Wilkes Gaafary: Teresa's neighbor and the self employed graphic artist who designed the THH logo! Her son Chris graduated from Furman this year and will be attending medical school. He was 2 years older than Taylor and they were good friends. Danielle is Tara's age. Husband Jeff owns Foreign Cars Unlimited.
Debra Smith Hutz: Teresa met her on a mission trip in the Dominican in 2003 and have been close friends ever since! She is a member of Brookwood Church. Daughter Katherine is in college and has been of great help to THH while living in Columbia. Justin is Tara's age at Mauldin HS. Husband John. Teresa has been on a mssion trip with Katherine and John as well! Debbie works for Jeff Lynch appliances as the head of all things computer! She also travels as a corperate trainer in her 'spare' time.
Susan W. Montjoy: Real Estate professional with C.Dan Joyner. Attends First Prebyterian Church. USC graduate in finance and marketing. Former cocmmercial real estate appraiser, with a total of voer 30 years in sales, training and appraisals. Graduate of Opportunity Greenville, a part of Leadership Greenville.
Katherine MacMillian: Debbie's oldest daughter, has been an amazing help wile a student at Columbia college. She has delivered, assembled THH bags with the Baptist College group, delivered and assembled candy for Palmetto Richland trauma team and students at USC several times. She's been on numerous mission trips to the Dominican Republic working with children, construction, medical and hygiene. Her goal is to work with groups and non profits in fund raising and event planning and will be a great help to our team.
Tara Cothran: Teresa's daughter, a senior at JL Mann high school this year. She's been involved from the start with THH behind the scenes assembling bags, helping with the birthday party for the boys at Miracle Hill, working at the golf tournament among the list. She has been on mission trips to the Dominican Republic and Mexico working with the children, medical and construction. She will be of great help as she brings a fresh prospective and youthful excitement! Once in college, she will help us with our goal of making kids aware of choices. Her story with losing her only and big brother will be something that can only be told by her.