Established in 2009, the Board of Trustees functions in an advisory capacity, annually reviewing the activities and finances of the Executive Board and all Chapters. From these reviews, recommendations to facilitate the mission and vision of SOAR are suggested to the Executive Board. In addition, the Board of Trustees supports and facilitates the expansion of SOAR through the fostering of national and international Chapters and serves as liaisons to the orphanages if traveling abroad.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Dr. George Avetian
Dr. George Avetian is a family practioner with 37 years of clinical experience caring for a multicultural community in Upper Darby, PA. Dr. Avetian graduated from Villanova University with a BS in Biology and attended PCOM where he completed his medical studies in 1980. His post graduate training was at Metropolitan Hospital Springfield Division. Since 2011 he has held the position of Senior Medical Advisor for Delaware County. He is president elect of the Delaware County Medical Society. Dr. Avetian is a member of the Delaware County Heroin Task Force where he chairs its medical subcommittee. He also co-chairs the Health Advisory Board of Delaware County. He is a fellow of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia and is an adjunct faculty member of The Louis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University. He has numerous memberships in local and national medical societies.
As a passionate community member Dr. Avetian chairs the Board of Directors of the Centers for Resolution, a local nonprofit focused on conflict resolution and youth aid panels. He also chairs the Board and is a corporate member of The Armenian Sisters Academy, a K – 8 school located in Radnor, PA. Since 2012 he has been an active member of the Health Literacy Coalition of Delaware County. Dr. Avetian resides in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania and is the proud father of three accomplished children.
Peter is a Senior Director at Takeda Pharmaceutical Limited. He leads a team responsible for therapeutic and disease strategy, new product planning for development programs and conducts business development assessments for rare diseases. Peter has over 20 years of pharmaceutical commercial experience. He has held positions of increasing responsibility in commercial development, U.S. and global marketing roles in rare diseases, hematology, cardiology and transplantation. Peter has a B.S. in Business Administration and MBA from LaSalle University. He lives in the suburbs of Philadelphia with his wife, Amy and two children, Isabel and Luke.