Mission

The mission of the Armenian American Museum and Cultural Center of California is to promote understanding and appreciation of America’s ethnic and cultural diversity by sharing the Armenian American experience.

The vision is a cultural campus that enriches the community, educates the public on the Armenian American story, and empowers individuals to embrace cultural diversity and speak out against prejudice.

Landmark Center

The Armenian American Museum will be the first world class cultural and educational center of its kind in America.

The museum will be a center for Armenian Americans to connect to their roots and for people of all backgrounds to discover cross-cultural connections and celebrate the rich multicultural tapestry of America.

Landmark Center

The Armenian American Museum will be the first world class cultural and educational center of its kind in America.

The museum will be a center for Armenian Americans to connect to their roots and for people of all backgrounds to discover cross-cultural connections and celebrate the rich multicultural tapestry of America.

Board of Trustees

The Armenian American Museum and Cultural Center of California is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The museum’s governance is entrusted to ten united Armenian American cultural, philanthropic, and religious non-profit organizations.

  • Armenian Catholic Eparchy
  • Armenian Cultural Foundation
  • Armenian Evangelical Union of North America
  • Armenian General Benevolent Union Western District
  • Armenian Missionary Association of America
  • Armenian Relief Society Western USA
  • Nor Or Charitable Foundation
  • Nor Serount Cultural Association
  • Western Diocese of the Armenian Church of North America
  • Western Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic Church

Board of Governors

The Board of Governors is composed of philanthropic, business, and community leaders dedicated to promoting understanding and appreciation of America’s ethnic and cultural diversity by sharing the Armenian American experience.

  • LindaKay Abdulian
    CEO
    National Raisin Company
  • Nyri Achadjian
    CEO
    Nyri Katcho Achadjian Public Affairs
  • Ron Arakelian, III
    CEO
    Athens Services
  • Armenui Ashvanian, Hon.
    Judge
    Los Angeles County Superior Court
  • Vartan Barsoumian
    CEO
    Arsenal Apparel
  • Armin Eshaghian
    Director/Region Executive
    Bank of America
  • Garo Eshgian
    CEO
    The GARVI Group
  • Levon Filian
    Executive Director (Ret.)
    Armenian Missionary Association of America
  • Annette Galstian
    Director
    GASKA Alliance Foundation Inc.
  • Alexis M. Gevorgian
    CEO
    AMG & Associates, LLC
  • Aida Gharakhani
    CEO
    Nicole Bakti, Inc.
  • Nina Hachigian, Amb.
    Deputy Mayor of International Affairs
    City of Los Angeles
  • Silva Hameline
    CEO
    RE/MAX Elite
  • Raymond Hartoonian
    CEO
    GotPrint
  • Berdj Karapetian
    CEO
    HiChoice Health Care, Inc.
  • Kathy Kassardjian
    CEO
    San Marcos Properties, LLC
  • Zaven Kazazian, JD
    CEO
    Kazazian Consulting Group, LLC
  • Kevin Kevonian
    President
    Armen Living
  • Michelle Kezirian
    Attorney At Law
    Michelle Marie Kezirian
  • Lisa Kradjian
    Author & Speaker
    Conventus Biomed, Inc., Partner
  • Maria Mehranian
    Managing Partner
    Cordoba Corporation
  • Margaret Mgrublian
    Founder
    Mgrublian Center for Human Rights
  • Ara Ohanian
    President
    Centrium Properties
  • Mardiros Oruncakciel
    Owner
    SAMCO

Board of Governors

The Board of Governors is composed of philanthropic, business, and community leaders dedicated to promoting understanding and appreciation of America’s ethnic and cultural diversity by sharing the Armenian American experience.

  • LindaKay Abdulian
    CEO
    National Raisin Company
  • Nyri Achadjian
    CEO
    Nyri Katcho Achadjian Public Affairs
  • Ron Arakelian, III
    CEO
    Athens Services
  • Armenui Ashvanian, Hon.
    Judge
    Los Angeles County Superior Court
  • Vartan Barsoumian
    CEO
    Arsenal Apparel
  • Armin Eshaghian
    Director/Region Executive
    Bank of America
  • Garo Eshgian
    CEO
    The GARVI Group
  • Levon Filian
    Executive Director (Ret.)
    Armenian Missionary Association of America
  • Annette Galstian
    Director
    GASKA Alliance Foundation Inc.
  • Alexis M. Gevorgian
    CEO
    AMG & Associates, LLC
  • Aida Gharakhani
    CEO
    Nicole Bakti, Inc.
  • Nina Hachigian, Amb.
    Deputy Mayor of International Affairs
    City of Los Angeles
  • Silva Hameline
    CEO
    RE/MAX Elite
  • Raymond Hartoonian
    CEO
    GotPrint
  • Berdj Karapetian
    CEO
    HiChoice Health Care, Inc.
  • Kathy Kassardjian
    CEO
    San Marcos Properties, LLC
  • Zaven Kazazian, JD
    CEO
    Kazazian Consulting Group, LLC
  • Kevin Kevonian
    President
    Armen Living
  • Michelle Kezirian
    Attorney At Law
    Michelle Marie Kezirian
  • Lisa Kradjian
    Author & Speaker
    Conventus Biomed, Inc., Partner
  • Maria Mehranian
    Managing Partner
    Cordoba Corporation
  • Margaret Mgrublian
    Founder
    Mgrublian Center for Human Rights
  • Ara Ohanian
    President
    Centrium Properties
  • Mardiros Oruncakciel
    Owner
    SAMCO

Executive Leadership

The Executive Team provides leadership, strategic planning, and operational support to advance the mission and vision of the Armenian American Museum.

  • Berdj Karapetian, Executive Chairman
  • Zaven Kazazian, Executive Vice Chairman
  • Shant Sahakian, Executive Director

Construction Committee

The Construction Committee is an advisory group with industry professionals who provide expertise and guidance in construction and design in support of the cultural and educational center’s capital project.

  • Paul Karapetian, Chairman
  • Carnie Armenian
  • Ara Aroyan
  • Varuj Babikian
  • Hrair Balian
  • Vahan Bezdikian

Construction Committee

The Construction Committee is an advisory group with industry professionals who provide expertise and guidance in construction and design in support of the cultural and educational center’s capital project.

  • Paul Karapetian, Chairman
  • Carnie Armenian
  • Ara Aroyan
  • Varuj Babikian
  • Hrair Balian
  • Vahan Bezdikian