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. - Vice President and Co-Founder & Medical Director of Cochlear Implant Project (CI)

Jacklin Boyadjian, MPP, JD - Vice President

Betty Nersesian, RN - 1st Treasurer

Angela Tashyan - 2nd Treasurer

Caroline Tachdjian, M.D. - 1st Corresponding Secretary

Nelli Berberyan - 2nd Corresponding Secretary

Judy Deutsch, BA, MA - Chair, Fund Development Committee

Chris Kocharians BS - Chair, Social Media

Marie Danielian, BS, Pharm.D. (c) - Chair Public Relations Committee

Arman Danielian M.D. - Char, Fund Devel. Committee

Lynette Aslanian - 1st Recording Secretary

Anita Aslanian, BA - 2st Recording Secretary

Mania Alexandrian, BA, RVT - Chair, Membership

Marina Kirakosian, Ph.D. - Honorary Chair (Former LA General Counsel's Wife from Armenia)

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

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