AIM Fund
P.O. Box 10503
Glendale, California 91209

(818) 257-8998

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Please send your contributions to the above address. If you would like more information please contact us through e-mail or the above telephone number. Thank You For Your Support!

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Board of Directors

Salpy Akaragian, PhD, MN, RN-BC -President and Founder of AIMF and Co-Founder of Cochlear Implant Project (CI) Advisor of ArmGenia

Akira Ishiyama, M.D. - 1st Vice President and Co-Founder & Medical Director of Cochlear Implant Project (CI)

Jacklin Boyadjian, MPP, JD - 2nd Vice President

Mania Alexandrian, BA, RVT - 3rd Vice President

Anita Aslanian, BA - 1st Recording Secretary

Angela Tashyan, BSN - 2nd Recording Secretary

Caroline Tashdjian, MD - 1st Corresponding Secretary

Nelli Berberyan, BSN, RN - 2nd Corresponding Secretary

Betty Nersesian, RN - 1st Treasurer

Naira Martirosyan, MD - 2nd Treasurer

Marie Danielian, PharmD - Co-Chair, Public Relations Committee

Berge Kallibjian, BA - Co-Chair, Public Relations Committee

Arman Danielian, BS, MS - Chair, Program Outcome Committee

Judith Deutsch, BA, MA - Chair, Fund Devel. Committee

Edgar Hayrapetyan, MA - Chair, Social Media Committee

Past Presidents

Garni Barkhoudarian, M.D. - President (2009-2011)
Sam Madikians - Steering Committee Member and President (2004-2008)

General Members

Liana Shahijani, RN, MSN, NP
knar Boyadjian
Aik Gazarian, MD
Monica Karamian, RN
Kristine Oganian, RN
Lynette Aslanian
Koko Abounayan

American Team

The following medical team members are from Ronal Reagan UCLA Medical Center
and have participated in a medical mission for the cochlear implant project in Armenia.

Akira Ishiyama, M.D.
Professor, Ear, Nose & Throat / Ear Surgeon
Chief Medial Director for Cochlear Implant Project

Salpy Akaragian, RN-BC, MN, FIAN
Administrative Nurse

Don Kawachi
Stryker (contract with UCLA)

Alison M. Grimes, AuD, BC
Manager, Audiology / Assistant Clinical Professor / Head and Neck Surgery

Jordan Miller, MD
Associate Professor / Anesthesiology

Diane Sennott, RN (retired)
Operating Room

Denise Hawkins, MD

Many Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center professionals continue to support the project.

Armenian Team

ArmGenia Project

Sevak Avagyan, MD
Co-Founder of ArmGenia

Evgeni Sokurenko, MD, PH.D.
Co-Founder of ArmGenia

Armenia CI Project

Harutyun Kushkyan, MD, Ph.D.
Advisor & Co-Founder of Cochlear Implant Project
Co-Founder and Advisor
Director, Erebouni and Nairi Medical Centers
Minister of Health, Nogotno Karabakh
Former Minister of Health

Nara Mamikonyan (Kushkyan), MD
Director CI project in Armenia, Erebouni & Nairi Medical Centers
Steering Committee Member

Arthur Shukuryan, M.D., Ph.D.
Advisor & Co-Founder of Cochlear Implant Project
Sterring Committee Member and Advisor

Vigen Bakhshinyan, - M.D., Ph.D (c) -
Former Resident, ENT
Steering Committee Member

Sarkis Gabrielyan, MD
Anesthesiologist, Erebouni Medical Center
Steering Committee Member

Armineh Martirosyan, MD
Audiologist, Erebouni Medical Center

Gayane Sargsyan, MD
Audiologist, Nairi Medical Center

Inessa Haroutunyan
Speech Therapist for CI, Erebouni Medical Center
Steering Committee Member

Zoya Ghazaryan, RN
Operating room, Erebouni Medical Center
Steering Committee Member

Manoush Ohanayan, RN
Operating room, Erebouni Medical Center