Youth Science Center, President & CEO
Ling-Ling Chang was elected to the Diamond Bar City Council in November 2009. She currently serves as the Mayor Pro Tem (2010-2011). She serves as the City Council delegate to the League of California Cities - Los Angeles County Division and Southern California Association of Governments. She was elected Treasurer of the League of California Cities - Los Angeles County Division. Additionally, Ms. Chang serves as the alternate delegate to the California Contract Cities Association and the Los Angeles County City Selection Committee. She is also a member of the City Council Ad Hoc Committee for Legislative Matters. Before joining Council, Ms. Chang’s record of public service included serving on the Walnut Valley Water District Board of Directors from 2005 to 2009, and the Diamond Bar Parks & Recreation Commission from February 2004 to February 2006.
Ling-Ling Chang is currently the President & CEO of the Youth Science Center, a non-profit science organization. Previously, she served as Executive Director of the United Family Services Center, where she focused on public health/health policy—researched, tracked and analyzed state, local, and national policy and legislation of concern in regards to health care issues.
Before entering the non-profit sector, she was project manager at a health information systems firm consulting and training physicians, system administrators, directors, and medical staff at various hospitals across Southern California. Ms. Chang has been active within several communities, contributing to programs such as the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation in implementing Breast Cancer Awareness within various college campuses, as well as recruiting donors for the National Marrow Donor Program. She has extensive experience in the medical field and the sciences.
Ms. Chang is also active throughout the local community, serving on numerous prestigious boards. She was Chairman of the Diamond Bar Community Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in the city, and various other task forces, collaboratives and boards in Diamond Bar. She also serves on the Executive Board of the Cal Poly Pomona-Partners in Education as well as Cal Poly Pomona's National Development Council.
Ms. Chang is also a graduate of Gallup Organization’s Gallup University Program, a program that seeks out top executive leaders of organizations and corporations to train them in strategic organizational/leadership improvement within their prospective organizations/companies. She is a National Fellows Alumnus with the Asian Pacific American Women's Leadership Institute, and also a graduate of a mediation training program.
Ms. Chang has been formally recognized by the City of Los Angeles, City of Diamond Bar, City of Monterey Park, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, YWCA, local school districts, and many other organizations. She was also chosen as the 60th Assembly District’s Woman of the Year in 2006.
In March 2010, Ms. Chang was appointed by Governor Schwarzenegger to the California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT). The BVNPT is charged with protecting consumers from unprofessional and unsafe licensed vocational nurses and psychiatric technicians.
She is trilingual in English, Mandarin, and Taiwanese.