The Board of Trustees works to establish general policies and to oversee the management of Ararat Home as well as the care and protection of its operations and properties. The Board is comprised of 22 trustees, who are elected by the Ararat Home membership to serve on a voluntary basis for three-year terms.
Ararat Home Board of Trustees
Standing: Ani Dikranian (Executive Secretary), Roy Martinian, D.D.S., Rafi Mardirosian, Berj Shahbazian, Derik Ghookasian (Chief Operating Officer), Richard Jebejian, Gary Kaloostian, Peter Darakjian, Harout Mesrobian, M.D., Raffi Balian, M.D., Joseph Ouzounian, M.D., Shahe Boyadjian
Seated: Nadya Verabian, Arthur Zabounian, Vahe Vartanian, Ron Nazeley, Nora Hampar, Sinan Sinanian, Joseph Kanimian, Esq., Debbie Avedian, Michael Surmeian, Armen Hampar (†), Kohar Mardirossian Pelter, MSN, Maggie Mangassarian-Goschin
(not pictured): Vatche Bardakjian, M.D.
Joseph Kanimian, Esq. | Chairman
Ron Nazeley | 1st Vice Chair
Richard Jebejian | 2nd Vice Chair
Debbie Avedian | Secretary
Michael Surmeian | Treasurer
Arthur Zabounian | Assistant Secretary
Vahe Vartanian | Assistant Treasurer
Chief Operating Officer
Raffi Balian, M.D.
Vatche Bardakjian, M.D.
Roy Martinian, D.D.S.
Harout Mesrobian, M.D.
Joseph Ouzounian, M.D.
Kohar Mardirosian Pelter, MSN