Ararat Home Board of Trustees Elects New Executive Committee

Ararat Home Board of Trustees Executive Committee: Nazar Ashjian (past chairman), Debbie Avedian, Armen Hampar (past chairman), Ron Nazeley, Joseph Kanimian, Michael Surmeian, Nadya Verabian, Vahe Vartan; Nora Hampar (not pictured)
Ararat Home Board of Trustees Executive Committee: Nazar Ashjian (past chairman), Debbie Avedian, Armen Hampar (past chairman), Ron Nazeley, Joseph Kanimian, Michael Surmeian, Nadya Verabian, Vahe Vartan; Nora Hampar (not pictured)

Ararat Home Board of Trustees Executive Committee: Nazar Ashjian (past chairman), Debbie Avedian, Armen Hampar (past chairman), Ron Nazeley, Joseph Kanimian, Michael Surmeian, Nadya Verabian, Vahe Vartan; Nora Hampar (not pictured)

MISSION HILLS, Calif.—The Ararat Home Board of Trustees elected its Executive Committee on April 16, 2015. The officers who are entrusted with guiding the organization through another successful year of growth include: Joseph Kanimian, Esq. (Chairman), Ron Nazeley (1st Vice Chair), Nora Hampar (2nd Vice Chair), Michael Surmeian, CPA (Treasurer), Vahe Vartanian (Assistant Treasurer), Nadya Verabian (Secretary), and Debbie Avedian (Assistant Secretary).

On March 1, Ararat Home held its Annual Membership Meeting, when members and supporters came together to receive updates on the Home’s past accomplishments and future goals as well as to elect members to the Board of Trustees for three-year terms. Trustees, administrators and the Chief Operating Officer reported on the state of the organization; and, supporting bodies presented an overview of their activities as well as their yearly contributions to the Home. Chairman Kanimian expressed his heartfelt congratulations to the Executive Committee and newly re-elected trustees: Raffi Balian, M.D., Peter Darakjian, Armen Hampar, Richard Jebejian, Rafi Mardirosian, Roy Martinian, D.D.S., Harout Mesrobian, M.D., Berj Shahbazian, and Nadya Verabian. And, acknowledging the remaining trustees who are continuing their terms – Nazar Ashjian, CPA, Vatche Bardakjian, M.D., Shahe Boyadjian, Gary Kaloostian, Maggie Mangassarian-Goschin, Edvin Minassian, Esq., Joseph Ouzounian, M.D., Kohar Pelter, MSN, Sinan Sinanian, and Arthur Zabounian, – he noted: “At Ararat Home, we are committed to our elders’ welfare and will do our utmost to maintain the Home as a premier facility of its kind. On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I extend my gratitude to all our supporters, members, volunteers and auxiliary groups for their dedication and commitment to the objective of our beloved Home.”

Ararat Home of Los Angeles has continuously been recognized for the exemplary service and care it provides to over 350 residents. The Assisted Living Facility has received zero-deficiency ratings for eight consecutive years from the California Department of Social Services for meeting all standards and having no violations. Similarly, Ararat Skilled Nursing Facility and Ararat Convalescent Hospital in Eagle Rock continue to hold five-star ratings from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which is the highest rating given to such facilities.

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