LOKA PRESIDENT
Young Ran Chang (Smith)

LOKA Howard County (LOKA-HC) President

Greetings!


My name is Young Ran Chang (Smith), LOKA Howard County (LOKA-HC) President. Welcome to the Howard County Home Page. The League of Korean Americans, a nonprofit and non-political corporation, promotes civic engagement, education, and leadership that encourages Korean Americans to partake in all facets of American life. It serves as a helping hand for the Korean American community in Maryland.

Since 1997, LoKA-MD has served as a community outreach organization for the Korean American community in Maryland, working primarily in Montgomery County. Over the years, LoKA-MD has developed strong ties with the Montgomery County Government and other organizations in the area. We have promoted civic engagement, education, and leadership for Korean American high school students through our summer internships, mentoring programs, and workshops. Working with the growing Korean American population in Howard County, LoKA-MD established a new chapter in this jurisdiction in December 2014 to build upon the successes of our operation in Montgomery County that has encouraged and engaged Korean American high school students to partake in all facets of American life.

We have accomplished many things over the years which I am proud to present are as follows:

  1. Voter registration
  2. Enhanced public safety
  3. Improvement in seniors’ lives
  4. Greater consumer protection
  5. Development of citizen-government relationships

As the first President of the Howard County Chapter of LoKA-MD, LOKA and I would like to thank you for your continued interest, support, and time. If you have any questions, please feel free to call me at 443-956-9171.

League of Korean Americans (LOKA)


2021 Board of Directors

안수화(이사장) 김영자 김유란
Julia 김 김현숙 김 용
김효만 민성진 송경희
이영실 이형만 이진억
이재순 조윤희 조죽선
장소니아 장영자 최현옥
유자영 한현순 한성순


Committee Members

Title Name
President 장영란
Senior Advisor 이승재
Senior Vice President Grace Park
Vice President Jessica Lee
Executive Director 이상덕 Sang D “Chris” Lee
Auditors 최병모
봉사팀 Laura Pinkette
김수옥
Grace Yang
오이실
Special Assistant Mynga Kleck
Sr. Intern Coordinator Kelly Wright
JR. Intern Coordinator 김진용
홍보대사 Martin Johnson
Web홍보부장 김영후
봉사부 (Consumer Protection Office) 김명선
수잔 리
수미 리