– The Armenian Assembly of America (Assembly) convened its annual
Trustees meeting in Boca Raton, Florida last month. The Trustees
confirmed the Board slate presented by the Board of Trustees Nominating
Committee, which consisted of Lisa Kalustian along with Assembly
Secretary Oscar Tatosian and Board Member and Life Trustee Lu Ann
Ohanian, was confirmed. Co-Chairmen Anthony Barsamian and Van Krikorian,
Assistant Secretary Lisa Kalustian, and Talin Yacoubian were elected to
a four-year Board term.
The Assembly’s Board of
Trustees include Anthony Barsamian (MA), Co-Chairman; Van Krikorian
(NY), Co-Chairman; Hirair Hovnanian (NJ), Chairman Emeritus; Carolyn
Mugar (MA), President; Robert A. Kaloosdian (MA), Vice Chairman and
Counselor; Edele Hovnanian (NJ), Vice President; Bianka Kadian-Dodov
(NY), Treasurer; Oscar Tatosian (IL), Secretary; Lisa Kalustian (CA),
Assistant Secretary; Aram Gavoor (DC); Alex Karapetian (NY); Raffi
Kassarjian (CA and Armenia); Lu Ann Ohanian (MA); Toros Sahakian (NJ);
Joyce Stein (CA); Annie Totah (MD); and Talin Yacoubian (CA). Mark
Momjian (PA) will continue to serve as Solicitor. Their biographies are available here.
The Assembly is pleased to
welcome Talin Yacoubian as the newest member of the Assembly’s Board of
Trustees. Yacoubian has been actively involved in the Armenian American
community in Southern California for many years. She has been a
long-time member of the Assembly’s Southern California Regional Council.
She was appointed as the Chairwoman of AGBU Western District in 2015
and served as the co-chair of the Armenian Genocide Centennial
Commemorative Committee responsible for planning and organizing the
“March for Justice” where 160,000 people turned out in Los Angeles last
April. Yacoubian also serves on the boards of AGBU Hye Geen and Armenia
“Talin’s skill as a
leading advocate, both professionally and within the Armenian community,
will greatly enhance our Board of Trustees,” said Assembly Co-Chairmen
Barsamian and Krikorian. "We would like to thank out-going Board Member
Rachel Kaprielian for her dedication to the Assembly’s work and
congratulate Rachel on her recent appointment as the U.S. Department of
Health and Human Service’s Regional Director for Connecticut, Maine,
Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont,“ Assembly
Co-Chairmen Barsamian and Krikorian added.
Yacoubian received her
Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Pomona College and her Juris
Doctorate from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
Yacoubian is a partner and founding member of Yacoubian & Powell,
LLP and was recently appointed to serve as a Civil Service Commissioner
for the City of Glendale.
"I am very proud of the
good work that the Armenian Assembly of America has been doing,
especially in Washington for the last 44 years,” Yacoubian said. “I look
forward to working with the Assembly’s dedicated board, staff, and
membership,” she added.
Established in 1972, the
Armenian Assembly of America is the largest Washington-based nationwide
organization promoting public understanding and awareness of Armenian
issues. The Assembly is a 501©(3) tax-exempt membership organization.