The Team

Haig Boyadjian

COAF Advisor
Haig Boyadjian first joined COAF in 2012, overseeing marketing and development efforts from Yerevan. He is currently based in Los Angeles and manages social media and donor relations for COAF, while engaged in raising the organization’s visibility on the West Coast. Haig is also involved with the Arpa Foundation for Film, Music & Art (AFFMA) which produces the annual Arpa International Film Festival. He led the social impact outreach for the film The Promise and is currently working on publicity campaigns for several films. Haig was head publicist to iconic entertainer Ed McMahon and has also worked for Universal Home Entertainment.

Anna Hakobyan

Director of Business Development
With over 15 years of experience in strategic planning and program management across a broad range of industries, Anna keeps everything running on budget, on time and on track. Having worked in North America, Latin America, Canada, Russia and Armenia with globally renowned clients such as the United Nations, Procter & Gamble, Bertelsmann and Levi’s, she defines the term “polyglot” and speaks English, French, Russian and Armenian. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business, a Master’s in Public Administration along with PMP certification as well a and an incredibly impressive serve on the tennis court.

Jesse Giammarino

Finance Coordinator

Jesse is a passionate coordinator, who handles financial and operations responsibilities for COAF. Jesse received his Bachelor’s Degree, from James Madison University, where he studied Sociology and earned two minors in Political Science and Humanitarian Affairs. While living overseas in Florence, Italy, Jesse earned his M.A. in Political Science, studying European Union Policy with a concentration in Foreign Policy and Internal Security. Beyond his work, Jesse loves to cook and bake, get lost in museums, and follow current events.

Eleanor Robb

Development Manager

Eleanor joined COAF in 2018, with a background in community engagement and development from such organizations as Another Limited Rebellion, Performance Space New York, and the Edmund Burke School. She is a writer, performer, volunteer and Liverpool fan. She received her B.A. in Theater and Performance from Bard College and was awarded the Special Carter Towbin Prize by the faculty in 2016.

Arpine Mazhinyan

Programs Intern

Arpine is a Fulbright student who is pursuing a Master’s Degree in Public Policy at Oregon State University. She joined COAF in the New York office as a Summer Intern as part of the Edmund Muskie Internship Program.  Both in her academic research and career Arpine is passionate about child rights and equity issues. She believes that the world can be a better place if we try just a little bit harder.

Garo Armen
Executive Director

Innesa Grigoryan
Deputy Director, Head of Administration

Irina Igitkhanyan
Director of Partnerships and Events

Vigen Shirvanyan
Senior Adviser

Erik Gyulazyan
Founder's Representative, Senior Adviser

Ashot Margaryan
Director of Economic Development and External Affairs

Hasmik Sargsyan
Marketing Coordinator

Anahit Evoyan
Media Relations Coordinator

Tatevik Oganessian
Documentarian

Dzovag Soghomonian
Social Media Coordinator

Anahit Hakobyan
Programs Coordination Manager

Lilith Hakobyan
Education Subprogram Coordinator

Meline Grigoryan
Education Subprogram Coordinator

Syuzanna Khachatryan
English Projects Coordinator

Gohar Akelyan
English Programs assistant

Nerses Khachatryan
English Programs assistant

Anahit Vardanyan
English Programs assistant

Lusine Antonyan
Health Subprogram Manager

Lusine Sahakyan
Health Subprogram Manager

Zhenya Zohrabyan
COAF Representative in Armavir region and
Programs Monitor in Armavir and Aragatsotn Regions

Lusine Saghumyan
Child and Family Support Program Manager

Tamara Harutyunyan
Psychological Support Subprogram Manager

Marusya Bazinyan
Support to children with speech difficulties Subprogram Coordinator

Nakhshun Afanesyan
Social Work Subprogram Coordinator

Susanna Davtyan
Special Education specialist

Shahane Halajyan
SMART Initiative Director

Krist Marukyan
Operations Director, SMART and Lori Region

Seda Mkhitaryan
Operations Coordinator, SMART and Lori Region

Tigran Grigoryan
IT Specialist, SMART and Lori Region

Edgar Sargsyan
SMART Rooms Coordinator

Karen Balyan
Driver, SMART and Lori Region

Arsen Hakobyan
IT Coordinator

Arthur Ter-Simonyan
Consultant

Monika Pirinyan
Lawyer

Anzhelika Nazaretyan
Legal and Administrative Coordinator

Mariam Lachikyan
Office Administrator

Lianna Asoyan
Office Coordinator

Marine Hakobyan
Cleaning Lady

Hayk Sargsyan
Procurement and Logistics Coordinator

Manvel Makichyan
Driver

Razmik Vardanyan
Driver, Logistician

Aghasi Babayan
Driver, Procurement Assistant

Narine Tadevosyan
Finance Director

Hermine Tovmasyan
Chief Accountant

Anahit Khurshudyan
Finance and Administration Specialist, Cashier

Frunz Asoyan
Accountant