Board Of Directors
Barry Garapedian has been an adviser in the financial services industry. One of Barry’s favorite passions is mentoring college students during their transition from college to the business world. He currently serves as a career coach at Pepperdine University and has mentored numerous students in recent years. His other philanthropic involvements include serving as a board member of the Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara and as past president of the Pepperdine Crest Advisory Board.
Barry graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in public administration. Shortly thereafter he met his wife of 36 years, Sharon. They have two children, Missy and Scotland.
Antoinette Hagopian is a former advocate for Senior Concerns, a multi-service agency for seniors and their families in Thousand Oaks. She has a long career of public service in the Ventura County community. She has served on the California Library Services Board from 1989 to 1997 and the Library Restoration Committee. She is a past president and current member of the Thousand Oaks Library Foundation, which is working towards building a home for thousands of scripts, recordings and other memorabilia from the Golden Age of Radio–now stored in a cement basement in Hollywood, creating one of the most expansive collections in the world. The library’s current collection, amassed over 18 years, includes more than 23,000 radio and TV scripts and 5,000 hours of recordings. Featured personalities include Norman Corwin, Carlton E. Morse and Rudy Vallee, whose archives were acquired in 1987 when the foundation outbid the Smithsonian Institute. Antoinette is also Vice President of Atlantis Productions, which produced the first educational and public television films on the Armenian genocide in the United States, including “The Forgotten Genocide,” “Where are my People?” and “Ararat Beckons.”
Donald E. Miller
Donald E. Miller is a Firestone Professor of Religion at the University of Southern California. He is the Executive Director of the Center for Religion and Civic Culture at USC as well as a professor of religion and sociology.
Professor Miller is the author, editor or co-author of ten books including: Finding Faith: The Spiritual Quest of the Post-Boomer Generation (Rutgers University Press, 2008), Global Pentecostalism: The New Face of Christian Social Engagement (University of California Press, 2007), Armenia: Portraits of Survival and Hope (University of California Press, 2003), GenX Religion (Routledge, 2000), Reinventing American Protestantism (University of California Press, 1997), Survivors: An Oral History of the Armenian Genocide (University of California Press, 1993), Homeless Families: The Struggle for Dignity (University of Illinois Press, 1993), Writing and Research in Religious Studies (Prentice Hall, 1992) and The Case for Liberal Christianity (Harper & Row, 1981). He has been very involved in several oral history projects in Rwanda with survivors of the genocide. His most recent book is Becoming Human Again An Oral History of the Rwanda Genocide against the Tutsi (University of California Press, 2020). In addition, he has studied religious NGOs in Armenia, Tanzania and Rwanda – which is the focus of his current research.
He is married to Lorna Miller, Director of the Office for Creative Connections at All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena. They have two children, Arpi, a doctoral student in sociology at UCLA, and Shont, an attorney practicing in Seattle.
Jerry Papazian is the Managing Director of Fountainhead Associates, a management consulting firm specializing in organizational, financial, internal development and strategic growth advisory services.
He served as President of the USC Alumni Associate from 1995 to 1996 and as a member of the USC Board of Trustees from 1995 to 1999. He is a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute. He also serves as a member of the board of various non-profit foundations, including the Armenian Film Foundation.
Jerry received his B.A. in Economics from USC, and his JD and MBA from UCLA, where he was a member of the law review.