Executive Director Cora Yang
Cora is a seasoned executive, attorney, angel investor and sought-after consultant in startup and business strategies. She spent a year living in China as an English, French and Spanish instructor at Tianjin University. Cora has held senior management positions at Diners Club International, ALZA Corporation and Amphire Solutions, among others. While a Director at the McDonald’s Corporation, she was the senior international attorney who established the legal structure for the firstMcDonald’s franchises in China. She was also the founder and CEO of EatNation, based in Shanghai.
Cora has been deeply involved in nonprofits, including Litquake, Community of Writers, the Boys and Girls Club of East Palo Alto, CollegeTrack, and Ten Strands. Previously, she was Executive Director at the 1990 Institute, whose mission is to educate the next generation of Americans and Chinese to broaden and increase mutual understanding. She holds a JD from New York University, and a BA from Williams College.
Communications & Resources Director Jenny Leung
(415) 986-1822 Ext. 023
Jenny Leung has 9 years experience in the Chinatown community as part of the Chinese Culture Center and Foundation’s leadership team. She is responsible for CCC’s internal and external communications and partnerships, as well as branding strategies that is pivotal in transforming the image of CCC into a contemporary and vibrant organization. During her time at CCC, she has developed partnerships across government, philanthropy, the arts and community, leading projects such as advocacy for “Proposition E: Arts for Everyone,” “Sunrise” a major public art project that activated a crucial site for the community, and launched the exhibition series, “Episode.” Jenny is key leader in the Chinatown Art and Culture Coalition, a working group developing the Chinatown Cultural District Plan. Previously, she graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with her Master’s in Asian Studies, and the University of Washington in Seattle. She is a Getty Leadership Institute, NextGen 2017 Fellow and has served on panels for the California Arts Council and San Francisco Arts Commission.
Program Director Lucy Seena K Lin
(415) 986-1822 Ext. 027
As Program Director, Lucy oversees the conceptualization and development of CCC’s organizational vision, “Without Walls.” Lucy Seena K Lin graduated with a Master’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from UCLA. Her research focus on social and spatial politics, creative placemaking and resilient cities expands the understanding of urban conditions by weaving together art-based practices and urban theory. Lucy brings 12 years of experience working in the arts and culture field spans the realms of studio practice; visual arts programming; artist, nonprofit and community development; grantmaking and municipal arts administration. Lucy has worked with a number of institutions including the San Francisco Arts Commission, City of Berkeley, ProArts in Oakland, Intersection for the Arts, Kearny Street Workshop, East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation, Self Help Graphics, Multicultural Communities for Mobility. Her experience includes 7 years in cultural equity grantmaking at the San Francisco Arts Commission, ending her term as the Interim Program Director where she oversaw a portfolio of 130-150 grantees annually and managed a budget of approximately $2.5 million. She has served on juries and speaking engagements for organizations including Root Division, SOMArts Cultural Center, California College of the Arts, California Institute for the Arts, Stanford University, and UCLA’s Spanish and Portuguese Department.
Curator Hoi Leung
(415) 986-1822 Ext. 027
Hoi is the Curator at CCC. In her role, she is the creative lead on CCC exhibitions, “Museum Without Walls” project, and CCC Design Store. Hoi is a rising young talent – an arts administrator and artist whose work has been exhibited in the US and internationally at K11 Art Foundation in Hong Kong, and has participated in the Youth Arts Summit. Her curatorial projects include: Present Tense: Task of Remembrance (2019), Women in Chinatown (2018), Infinite Cycle (2018). She is a UCLA graduate.
Communications Associate Jia Gonitzke
(415) 986-1822 Ext. 032
Jia is a University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate and a recent transplant to the San Francisco area. She manages communications, social media channels and website, outreach to press and community partners.
Development Manager Sheng Lor
(415) 986-1822 Ext. 028
Sheng is an experienced arts manager, artist and weaver, with a degree in Art Studio from University of California, Davis. She is responsible for supporting the Executive Director in a variety of tasks including fundraising, event space management, and operations.
Exhibitions Coordinator Yuanyuan Zhu
(415) 986-1822 Ext. 030
Yuanyuan is an interdisciplinary artist recently graduated with an MFA degree from the San Francisco Art Institute. She manages the Design Shop, gallery logistics, art inventory and the Artist Community.
Program Associate Weiying Yu
Weiying holds a MA in History and Theory of Contemporary Art from the San Francisco Art Institute and a Master's in Education from the University of Pittsburgh. She has worked at the Headlands Center for the Arts as a development coordinator and archive assistant. She is responsible for programming, outreach and gallery logistics.
Senior Grants Manager Weston Teruya
Weston is the senior grant manager bringing years of experience as an artist, writer and arts administrator to the team. He is an appointed member of the Berkeley Civic Arts Commission. He previously worked at the San Francisco Arts Commission, is active in grant panels and juries, and is a founding member of Related Tactics, a collective at the intersection of race and culture and (un)making, a podcast on Art Practical.