BOARD CHAIR, NDC
Believes that arts and mentorship have the power to divert from at-risk environments or behaviors
Jin Sung is the founder and Executive Director of OASIS Center International, an arts non-profit organization serving the youth of low-income communities of Southern California.
Ms. Sung currently serves as the Board Chairman for National Diversity Coalition, a national advocacy organization focusing on elevating corporate social responsibility across sectors. Ms. Sung also is a member of the community advisory boards to the following organizations: Royal Business Bank, Charter Communications, PG&E, T-Mobile, Frontier Communications, Faith & Community Empowerment, MSM of St. Mary’s College of California, and Public Policy School of Azusa Pacific University. In addition to her leadership roles in business, she serves as pastor of Oasis Christian Church, a multi-cultural church based in Anaheim, California. She is passionate about bridging corporate America with underserved communities and affects public policy by advocating for minority access and social justice.
As a child, her father was a prominent Korean diplomat allowing Ms. Sung to explore the diverse cultures, languages, and art of the nations: Vietnam, Denmark, India, Indonesia, and Korea. This early childhood experience was rich with opportunities to meet not only wealthy and influential people, including ambassadors and national dignitaries but also with many whose fortunes were less than secure. She emerged from this experience with a passion for the arts and for those in need of encouragement to achieve the dreams of their lives. She was convinced that through the transformative power of the arts, a generation could be inspired to translate their dreams into reality. Thus, was born the vision for OASIS Center International. Her degree in Psychology and Business Management from the University of California, Irvine, and subsequent professional and practical experiences in the automotive industry as business analyst for companies such as Volvo Cars, Kia Motors America and Young & Rubicam Advertising has given her a unique ability to see issues both from a social as well as a practical view. Ms. Sung currently resides with her husband and three children in Laguna Hills, CA.