Chapter Executive Board

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Chapter Executive Board 2018-08-29T09:16:42+00:00

Mr. Serge GrakasianChair
Serge Grakasian has been a member of Homenetmen since 2003 and has previously served as vice- chairman of Chapter Executive Board for three years. He has also chaired the Athletic Division Executive Committee for 6 years. His wife, Annette and two sons, Allen and Anthony, are also members of Ararat Chapter. In addition to Homenetmen, Serge Grakasian is also serving on AYSO Region 88 Board. He is a graduate of University of Phoenix with a degree in Business Management.
He owns and operates a veterinary wholesale company in Porter Ranch

Roobina ArshakianVice Chair
Roobina Arshakian has been a member of the Homenetmen Ararat Chapter since 1987 when she joined her first basketball team. She continued to play basketball until she was in the “A” Division. In 1989 Mrs. Arshakian joined the scouting division where she rose through the ranks and served as both a troop leader and eventually a Unit Commissioner. In addition to serving on numerous committees throughout the years, she has served on the Ararat Family Camp committee from 2014 – 2017, and the “A” Division Basketball Committee from 2015-2017. She met her husband Nerces during the time when they were both scout leaders. They married in 2006 and have two daughters, Lori and Milen. Both of their children are currently involved in Ararat D-League basketball and earlier this year Lori followed in her parents’ footsteps by joining the scouting division.

Mrs. Arshakian graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and later went on to law school in San Diego. In 2010 she started her own firm where she focuses on all matters related to family law. For Mrs. Arshakian and her family, Ararat is their home away from home.


Mr. Emil DergevorkianSecretary
Mr. Dergevorkian has been a member of Ararat since 1980, starting in the scouting division and later also played basketball in the C,B and A divisions.In 1993 he served on the chapter’s executive board and as chapter scoutmaster.In the late 90’s he served in Homenetmen Western Region’s Regional Scouting Council and in 2000-2002 as a member of the Regional Executive Committee. Mr. Dergevorkian met his wife Arpi in scouting and has two children, Dvin and Talin who are currently scouts.
He graduated from CSUN with an undergraduate degree in Health Sciences and works as a physical therapist.


Mrs. Linda MoossaianTreasurer
Mrs. Moossaian joined Homenetmen Ararat Chapter in 1982 in the Young Adult group (yerdasardakan) for two years. She subsequently returned to our chapter as a parent. She has been involved with the fundraising, cultural, basketball, and general athletics divisions and has served in the basketball executive committee for several years.Mrs. Moossaian received her bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California in 1987. The following year she became a Certified Public Accountant while working at Ernst & Young, in their Los Angeles office. After her departure from public accounting, she has spent most of her 28 year career in the entertainment industry. Mrs. Moossaian, her husband Edwin and their two children, Brian and Tara are all members of Homenetmen Ararat Chapter.


Mr. Vazrik KhosrovianCo-Treasurer
Mr. Vazrik Khosrovian has been a member of the Homenetmen Glendale Ararat Chapter since 1979; he has been both a Scout and an Athlete (track and basketball). He has served on the Chapter Executive Board for the past two years. Vazrik met his wife, Teni, at Ararat in 1981, she currently serves on the Programs Division. His Nineteen-year-old son has been a member of the basketball division since 2004, and his nine-year-old daughter has been both a scout and a volleyball athlete since 2013.Vazrik holds a baccalaureate degree in finance, and an MBA with an emphasis in International finance. He heads the finance department at a motion picture copyright licensing company with 32 offices worldwide.


Mr. Garen MesropianAdvisor
Mr. Garen Mesropian has been a member of Homenetmen Ararat Chapter since 1978 as a young scout. He has served on the Scouting Division Board for 4 years as well as on the Regional Scout Council for two terms. Mr. Mesropian has also served on the Cultural Division Board for 5 years in addition to one term as the Board President prior to serving 4 years on the Chapter’s Executive Board. Since November of 2012 he has served on the Homenetmen Western Region’s Executive Board for two years. Mr. Mesropian works as a Media Project Manager for OptumRx a division of United HealthCare with a background in Advertising/Marketing and Graphic Design.

Mr. Mossig KizirianAdvisor
Mossig Kizirian has been involved in Homenetmen Since 1986, where he was one of the original youth members of the Saint Catherines, Canada Homenetmen Chapter. After moving to California, he continued his Homenetmen involvement as a soccer player and a coach. He eventually settled at the Homenetmen Glendale Ararat Chapter, where today he is a youth boys’ basketball coach for his sons Michael and Alex. The Homenetmen spirit is part of his family’s tradition, carried on by his father to Mossig. His wife, Tenny, is a lifelong Homenetmen Glendale Ararat Chapter member where she was a scout and played tennis. Mossig is a Banker with a degree in Marketing.

Talin KhechoomianAdvisor
Talin Khechoomian joined Ararat in 1999 upon moving to America, as her parents were looking for an Armenian community for her to be a part of. Talin has served in several position including leader of the krtser miavor and pokh masnachooghi khmbapet. She has also been a part of volleyball since 2011, both as a player and serving on the General Athletic’s Board. Talin joins the Chapter’s Executive Board after recently moving back from New York. Talin graduated from Columbia University with a Master’s Degree in Social Work.


Mrs. Melineh Younanian AdoianAdvisor
Melineh Younanian Adoian has been an active member of our chapter since 2005 where she has served in various capacities. Within the basketball division she has been a committee member before chairing the Basketball Executive Committee and the parent support committee.
Furthermore, Melineh has been active in the Easter carnival fundraising commitee. Her husband Roobik and their two sons, Alex and Areg are all members of the basketball division, as players and coaches.
She is a registered dental hygienist who officiates in private dental offices in Glendale and Sylmar.
Her vision is to keep our Armenian community strong and united.

Zareh MovsessianAdvisor
Zareh Movsessian has been a member of Homenetmen Ararat Chapter since 1979. He has been a Cub Scout, a Boy Scout, as well as the Chapter’s Scoutmaster. Zareh has played basketball at Ararat and has competed on the track. Zareh has also coached the Chapter’s track and field team. More recently, he has served on the inaugural Girls Soccer Committee. Zareh has served in the Regional Scouting Council and was a member of the Regional Executive Committee 2004-2008. Zareh met his wife Armine in scouting. Their children, Shaunt, Lara and Raffi, are active in Ararat scouting and athletics. Zareh holds a BSEE degree from UCLA and a MSEE degree from USC. He works as a consultant, architecting security solutions for healthcare companies, public utilities and government agencies.

Henrik SardarbegianAdvisor
Henrik Sardarbegian has been a proud member of Homenetmen Ararat Chapter since 1988. Throughout the years, he has gone from being a basketball player, to a coach and now a member of the Executive Board. His love for the game of basketball has opened various opportunities in his life and has used and continues to use the lessons he has learned in basketball in all aspects of his life. Mr. Sardarbegian in 2005 & 2011 has participated in Armenia as a member of the Glendale Men’s basketball team.Mr. Sardarbegian joined the Hoover High School Boys’ basketball program in 2005 which eventually lead him to take on the role as the Varsity Head Basketball Coach. He was named the Pacific League’s Coach of the Year on 2008. In 2009, Mr. Sardarbegian married Veronica and the two have two young boys, Eric and Leo, born in 2013 and 2014. In 2017, Mr. Sardarbegian was selected as the Men’s Basketball Coach to represent Homenetmen’s Western Region in the Homenetmen World Games where he and his team won the championship. Mr. Sardarbegian graduated from Cal Poly Pomona with a bachelor of science degree in Business Administration and Marketing and went on to Southwestern’s SCALE program to earn his Juris Doctorate degree. Mr. Sardarbegian started his own firm, Sardarbegian Law.