SOAR - Ventura County

Ventura County became part of the SOAR family in May 2014. Located on California’s Pacific coast, Ventura County is part of the Greater Los Angeles area, extends from Santa Barbara to Malibu, and encompasses the Santa Maria, Santa Susana, and Santa Monica mountains. With beautiful oak trees, vineyards, waterfalls, and nature trails leading to Malibu and the Pacific Ocean, the scenic drive up Ventura County’s stretch of Pacific Coast highway offers some of the best beaches and surf spots in the world. Today, nearly 140,000 Armenians call Ventura County home.


Armanoush Boudaghians 

Armanoush was born in Iran and raised in both Armenia and Iran. She immigrated to the United States with her family at 15 and began learning English from level 1. After completing her AA degree in Glendale Community College with honors, she transferred to UCLA and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History with honors. During her rigorous studies, Armanoush was involved with her school’s Scholars program as a cabinet member and the President of the school’s honors club called AGS. In order to further strengthen her personal skills in leadership and public speaking, Armanoush completed her MBA with Grand Canyon University. Since graduating, Armanoush has kept herself busy with volunteer work at various museums and galleries such as LACMA and UCLA’s Fowler Museum as a docent, as well as the Richard J. Riordan Central Library in downtown Los Angeles. She is an advocate of higher education and volunteers to create a spark in students to pursue education and broaden their horizons. 

Ani Hakobyan

Ani was born and raised in Yerevan, Armenia. She graduated from the University of Applied Biotechnology in Armenia. Moved to the United States in 2001, Ani attended the University of Phoenix and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Finance, and continued her education at the same university and graduated with a Masters in Business Administration. Ani has experience working with a non-profit organization as a house manager for Domestic Violence Shelter. Currently she is working in the mortgage industry for almost 15 years.

Ani is very passionate when it comes to her mother land, Armenia. She currently lives in Northridge, CA, with her husband and two kids. She was able to transfer her passion for Armenia to her children. Ani is glad for the opportunity to volunteer with SOAR, and with this give back to her community.

Diana Mirzoian

Diana Mirzoian, Pharm.D., CDE is a Clinical Pharmacist. She completed her undergraduate degree at UCLA in Biological Sciences and her Pharm.D. degree at Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceiutical Siences, UCSD. She has been practicing as a clinical pharmacist at Heritage Provider Network, a network of medical groups that provide affordable quality care to its members. Initially, she practiced medication therapy management/disease management at High Desert Medical Group and currently, at Regal Medical Group for ACO (Accountable Care Organization) team. Dr. Mirzoian has extenxive experience working with patients that have chronic disease states such as diabetes, chronic kidney disease, Ashtma/COPD, and others.

Rosemarie Sherbetjian

Rosemarie Sherbetjian was born and raised in Thousand Oaks, California. She attended California Lutheran University, where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. She then continued her education at the University of Redlands, where she received her Master of Science degree in Communicative Disorders. Rosemarie currently works as a Speech and Language Pathologist. Over the years, she has had the opportunity to help children and adults in various medical and educational settings.
Rosemarie is excited to work with SOAR’s Ventura Chapter to help improve the lives of orphaned Armenian children and adults with disabilities.

Christopher Williams

Christopher was born in Northridge, CA and is 31 years young. Christopher grew up in Ventura County and he loves living there. Christopher’s faith in God is a very important aspect of his life. The most important people in Christopher’s life are his family and he is very blessed to be close to them. Christopher is a very active person. He enjoys pretty much all sports as he is attracted to the good nature of competition. Christopher earns his living in business as an outside sales representative in the heavy equipment rental industry. Christopher’s favorite part about being an outside sales representative is being able to get to know different people.