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.
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.
Project Manager – Arts and Culture
Irina has been initiating and implementing cultural projects for more than 10 years, ranging from modern art exhibitions to opera and concert productions. Her musical background combined with years of work with the diplomatic missions and extensive experience in creating a platform for international cooperation in the field of education, have significantly contributed to a creation of a network of talented people from a vast array of backgrounds. Unconditionally believes in the power of art to connect cultures and bring people of different origin and tradition together.
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 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 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.
Brand and PR Intern
Mary started working on projects for COAF as a Brand and PR Intern in February. Creativity is like oxygen she breathes in everyday – she loves discovering the art of storytelling which translates to building brand narratives. She majors in Branding and Marketing and holds a second major in Italian Studies at Emory University, where she is a rising senior and varsity polo player.