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Board of Directors

RANDY & PAM COPE, CO-FOUNDERS

Randy Cope is the Co-Founder of Touch A Life as well as a Director with Cribb, Greene & Associates. He manages the sale and appraisal process for daily newspapers and weekly publication groups. His emphasis is in newspaper and publication consulting, providing operational restructuring and strategic planning to newspaper boards and owners. Randy has worked with newspaper publications since 1987, when he took over as the publisher of his family’s newspaper, the Neosho Daily News.

Pam Cope is the Co-Founder of Touch A Life and the author of Jantsen’s Gift, a powerful memoir published in three foreign markets. Pam and Randy have four children and have been committed to a life of purpose since losing their oldest son in 1999. That life of purpose has been organically taking shape in the most creative ways. From the streets of Saigon to the adventures of West Africa, Pam firmly believes that the world can be changed one child at a time.

J.D. YOUNG, CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD

J.D. Young resides in Oklahoma City, OK, with his wife and their four children. J.D. is a graduate of Texas A&M, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting in 1995. From there he began his professional career at PricewaterhouseCoopers and has continued his career in finance and accounting as a CFO of several companies over the last 14 years. He has served in various leadership capacities at his church including as a marriage mentor, small group leader, and elder. He has a passion for sports, loves to run, enjoys the outdoors, and particularly enjoys camping with his family and friends. He considers one of his greatest joys to be keeping up with the children of Touch A Life and partnering with this wonderful organization in various ways, including serving on its board of directors.

TERRA MCCLELLAND, BOARD SECRETARY

Terra Gray McClelland serves as the Director of Regional Government Relations for Benevis, a dental management company. As director, she is responsible for all aspects of government relations and strategic communications for Texas, Arkansas, New Mexico, and Oklahoma as well as working on federal issues for the company. Previously, Terra served as Director of Advance for First Lady, Laura Bush. In this role, Terra was responsible for the First Lady’s schedule outside of the White House, coordinating both national and international travel. Terra has traveled to all over the world, working with foreign governments and embassies on the execution of the First Lady’s schedule. She has served on the National Young Alumni Board for SMU, served on many committees, including the Securities Industry Association and the US Chamber of Commerce, was a Public Member for the State Bar of Texas District 6A Grievance Committee, and holds a seat on the Planning Committee for the State Government Affairs Council. She is also a graduate of Leadership Texas, graduating in November 2012.

Bella Hounakey, BOARD MEMBER

Bella Hounakey is a consultant, advisor, trainer, and keynote speaker of Human Trafficking and Mental Health. As a part of her advocacy work, Bella serves as a member of the White House U.S Advisory Council on Human Trafficking. In addition to that, Bella has trained various groups, domestic and international agencies;  federal, state, and local government; and NGOs on prevention, protection, prosecution, and Policy focusing on how to best serve survivors of Human Trafficking. Bella earned both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from Western Michigan University. 

Jan Osborn, BOARD MEMBER

Jan Osborn has served on various nonprofit boards throughout the Dallas area and chaired fundraising events for Preston Hollow Elementary, Dallas Christian School, CARE Dallas, New Friends New Life, The Elisa Project, Connecting Point of Park Cities, Pink Day, Texas Women’s Foundation, Recovery Resource Council and Nexus. A native of Bentonville, Arkansas, Jan has called Dallas home for over 35 years. She loves tennis, reading and spending time with her husband, Scott, and two adult sons.

 

Anne White

Anne White, BOARD MEMBER

Anne White has been involved in Touch A Life since early 2016 when she took her first trip to Ghana to meet the TAL children. From that point on, she was hooked! Anne is the owner of Anne White Designs, a marketing and graphic design company in the Dallas, Texas area. Her clients are predominantly from the interior design and architecture industry, but she also has a passion for helping women-owned small businesses create and marketing their vision and brand. Anne is also an active volunteer at her son’s school. She has an eye for design and a passion to empower others to use their talents and skills to enrich their lives. Anne loves to spend time at the lake and travel with her husband, Bradley, and son, Griffin.

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