In the western region of the United States, home to more than a million American citizens of Armenian origin, the Armenian General Benevolent Union is headquartered in Pasadena and serves the Armenian community through its chapters; special groups; community centers; two schools with a thousand students; a Saturday school; cultural, artistic, social, and youth-oriented programs such as sports and scouts; a theater company; and a mentorship program.
AGBU Western Region District Committee Board Members
Chairwoman: Talin Yacoubian, Esq.
Vice Chairman: Hagop Sepetjian
Secretary: Tzoler Sagherian
Treasurer: Saro Kotoyan
Controller: Hagop Jazmadarian
Vasken K. Gourdikian
Lucy Varpetian, Esq.
Shahan V. Yacoubian, M.D.
Chris Safarian, Esq.
Pasadena/Glendale Chapter Chair: Hrant Vartzbedian
San Fernando Valley Chapter Chair: Hrag Ohannessian
AGBU WDC Staff
Artistic Director: Krikor Satamian
Director of Community Programs: Suzanna A. Sargsyan
Pasadena Office Manager: Shake Toumayan
Secretary: Aznive Sabounjian
Pasadena Center Caretakers: Serge Navian and Manoug Satamian
AGBU WDC Chapter Chairs
Fresno, CA: Zaruhi Der Mugrdechian
Las Vegas, NV: Vazrik Makarian
Orange County, CA: Ohan Antebian
Pasadena/Glendale, CA: Hrant Vartzbedian
Phoenix, AZ: Karekin Kaprelian
San Fernando Valley: Hrag Ohannessian
Young Professionals Los Angeles: Ani Torosyan
Young Professionals Northern California: David Ojakian