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 Board Members
Chairwoman: Talin Yacoubian, Esq.
Vice Chairman: Hagop Sepetjian
Secretary: Tzoler Sagherian
Lucy Varpetian, Esq.
Shahan V. Yacoubian, M.D.
Chris Safarian, Esq.
Pasadena/Glendale Chapter Chair: Krikor Demirjian
San Fernando Valley Chapter Chair: Hrag Ohannessian
AGBU WD Staff
Artistic Director: Krikor Satamian
Director of Communications: Lusine Daglian
Coordinator, Western District Programs: Suzanna A. Sargsyan
Chapter Operations & Community Outreach Manager: Hrant Vartzbedian
Administrative Assistant: Aznive Sabounjian
Pasadena Center Caretakers: Serge Navian and Manoug Satamian
AGBU WD Chapter Chairs
Fresno, CA: Zaruhi Der Mugrdechian
Las Vegas, NV: Vazrik Makarian
Pasadena/Glendale, CA: Krikor Demirjian
Phoenix, AZ: Karekin Kaprelian
San Fernando Valley: Hrag Ohannessian
Young Professionals Los Angeles: Ani Torosyan
Young Professionals Northern California: David Ojakian
Young Professionals Houston: Armen Merjanian
Young Professionals Phoenix: Zari Panosian