SOAR - Idaho Chapter

Idaho became part of the SOAR family in February 2011. Idaho, unlike SOAR’s other Chapters, exists in a considerably smaller Armenian market. Their local Board of Directors brings a heartfelt level of enthusiasm that epitomizes our mission and expectations.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

Amie Cuhaciyan
President

Amie Cuhaicyan has a passion for learning and helping others as evidenced by her degree M.E.T in Boise State University and past work with SOAR creating training for the orphanages with the help Armenian Archdiocese.

She currently calls Idaho her home with her 2 dogs, 3 chickens, and son.

She is excited to revamp SOAR Idaho and bring in new members.

Hayk Harutyunyan

Hayk Harutyunyan was born and grew up in Yerevan, Armenia. 39 years old, married and has 2 sons. Moved to the US in 2016. Living in Meridian, Idaho from 2018. Before moving to Idaho lived and worked in NY and then Los Angeles. Currently working at Blue Cross of Idaho as a Senior IT Auditor. Since 2005 is working in financial and insurance industries in Armenia and US in various positions such as Cyber Security Professional, Financial Auditor and IT Auditor. Graduated at State Engineering University of Armenia in 2010 as a Master of Science in Automation and Control. Certificated Information System Auditor (CISA). Served in Armenian Army from 1999 – 2001. Master of Martial Arts, founder and president of the Kung Fu Federation of Armenia. I know 3 languages English, Armenian and Russian.

Silviya Hovnanyan

After two years at UWC Dilijan and one year in China doing Internship, Silviya is now entering her third year at the College of Idaho working on her Bachelor’s degrees in Business Management/Data Science/ Sociology. She has two projects that she has been working on, one of them a Student’s Consignment shop and a peace building/leadership camp. Currently Silviya is in Armenia for a semester working in BetCosntruct as a CRM specialist. Since a young age she has organized, on her own, several concerts to orphanages in Armenia, recognizing her privilege and wanting to give back. Now Silviya is more than excited to join the SOAR Idaho chapter and contribute her experience and knoll.

John Zarian

John Zarian is General Counsel of a non-profit company that develops and manages certification programs. Prior to joining his current company in 2016, and for nearly 27 years, John’s private legal practice emphasized intellectual property litigation, as well as complex business and commercial litigation. He has been listed by Mountain States Super Lawyers as one of the “Top 100” attorneys in the Mountain States region, and is listed on the roster of approved mediators for the U.S. District Court, District of Idaho. John has taught Intellectual Property Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution at various law schools, and is a frequent speaker on topics of interest to the legal and certification communities. He holds a law degree from the University of Southern California and a masters degree in Finance from the University of Utah.