Lina Lumme

Executive Director/CEO

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. In 2018 Lina was named Rotarian of the Year.

Shivani Hiralal

Director of Development

Shivani brings over 10 years of event and fundraising experience to The Youth Center. She graduated California State University Long Beach with a Hospitality Management degree, but her passion to make a difference in her community, brought her into the non-profit world over the past couple of years. She has served on many mental health non-profits as a board member and is also a registered Yoga & Mindfulness instructor.

Gina Phillips

Administrative Director

Gina is an administrative professional with a background in customer service. Her affiliations with the Lions Club, Seal Beach Police Foundation, Chamber of Commerce and Every 15 minutes program were the precursors to becoming an employee. She has years of experience working with the public and has volunteered for numerous Youth Center events. She has achieved many awards for her volunteerism and was voted Seal Beach 2019 Citizen of the year.

Hans Lumme

Teen Camp Director

Hans Lumme holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Anthropology from California State University Fullerton. He completed his student teaching at Tustin High School and earned his teaching credential from California State University Long Beach. Hans is a full time teacher in a Special Education Department at Marshal Academy of the Arts in Long Beach. Hans has worked with the Youth Center for 19 years in various capacities. He first attended the Youth Center as a teen participating in sports activities. Hans is skilled at getting youth to participate in group activities and is gifted at developing mentor relationships with our participants. His goal is to create a feeling in the youth that this center is a place that they can be themselves, share their problems, and look to the staff for guidance. Hans likes to connect with the parent(s) to reassure them that their' child is special and being cared for by the Youth Center. Hans also manages 150+ community volunteers during our month-long sale of Christmas trees.

Kim Lazaro

Camp S.H.A.R.K. Director

Kim Lazaro is obtaining a degree from California State University, Fullerton in Business Administration. Kim also serves as a member of Latino Business Student Association. Kim began volunteering with children in 2013 with different organizations which led her to The Youth Center. She has been working with The Youth Center since 2018 helping manage Afterschool programs and Camp S.H.A.R.K. Kim loves making a difference in her community and helping others.