Lina Lumme was raised in Russia and received a Master's Degree in Linguistics from Adygh State University, Maykop, Russia. Since she immigrated to America in 2003, Lina has been involved with non-profit organizations serving the local community. She speaks English, Russian and German. She is a member of the Fieldstone Leadership Network and holds a Certificate in Volunteer Management, Executive Directors Leadership, and Nonprofit Management. Lina has served as the Executive Director/CEO of The Youth Center since January 2010. Lina served on the Boards of Directors of the Precious Life Shelter, Los Alamitos Education Foundation, P4S Family Resource Center, and Rotary of Los Alamitos/Seal Beach. In 2010 Lina Lumme was honoree of Life Time Achievement by NPDOC. In 2015 Lina was awarded by LAUSD for her outstanding contribution to Every 15 Minutes Program. In 2017 Lina was acknowledged by Senator Nguyen and US Congress for her contribution to the youth of local community.