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 her husband 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.
ROB BUNCH, BOARD MEMBER
Rob Bunch has always had a passion for people in need and became involved with Touch a Life through a divine appointment – a business dinner with Pam and Randy Cope. After hearing Pam and Randy share about Jantsen’s Gift and the beginnings of this amazing ministry, he knew he had to get involved. As the former Managing Director of The High Road Agency, he and the team were able to help increase awareness of the organization and needs of Touch A Life through marketing and social media in 2018 and 2019. Rob and several of the High Road team had the privilege of visiting Ghana in the fall of 2018. Rob has also loved getting his wife, April, and their two boys Ethan and Truman involved. Rob and April are currently serving as teachers for first semester of the newly formed Life Academy at the Touch A Life Care Center.
JOHN O’TOOLE, TREASURER OF THE BOARD
John has served as the Touch A Life Executive Director and then CEO since 2011. John is an Associate for Executives in Action and also serves as Executive Vice President of WLX, a company specializing in platform truck transportation. John co-founded the Cal West Tariff Bureau and Association, a nonprofit organization servicing the transportation industry. He brings over 30 years of executive-level experience to the Touch A Life team. John lives in Irving, TX, and has two grown children and five grandchildren.