The Touch A Life Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Jan Osborn as Executive Director, effective May 1. Jan succeeds John O’Toole, who transitioned to the role of Chief Executive Officer at the end of 2016.
Previously holding the role of Community Development Manager, Jan Osborn began volunteering with Touch A Life in 2012. As Legacy Partners, Jan and her husband Scott raised the funds to build Zachary’s House, a dormitory building at the Touch A Life Care Center in Ghana, in honor of their son. Jan provides support and leadership to Touch A Life’s Dallas-based team while also traveling to Ghana several times per year.
“Jan has offered us her valuable experience in nonprofit leadership, and we are thankful that she has accepted this role,” said Pam Cope, Co-Founder of Touch A Life. “Jan brings such passion to our team. She also shares great insight regarding our donor outreach strategies and our program as a whole.”
Touch A Life is committed to developing creative ways to bring healing and empowerment to those who are suffering, exploited, and at-risk around the world. With a focus on West Africa, Touch A Life operates the only long-term care center for trafficked children in Ghana.