Meet the Board

Armenian American Mental Health Association (AAMHA) Board of Directors and Advisors FY 2019-2020

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

ADVISORS

SIRAN TASHJIAN, RN
Registered Nurse

Ms. Tashjian is a Registered Nurse, currently retired. She practiced Psychiatric Nursing in Memphis Tennessee and worked as a case manager for the Department of Health Care Services in Los Angeles until December 2016.

KARINA MARKOSIAN, Psy.D.
Program Director

Ms. Markosian is a Post Doc Intern and the Program Director at Daylight Adult Health Care Center in Glendale (where we hold our board meetings and lectures).

Dr. Kaftarian is a Medical Psychologist, whose research has included prevention of mental and addiction problems at the community level, with focus on women’s health and gender issues. She has served as a Research Administrator at the National Institutes of Health; Senior Advisor at the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy; Research Professor at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences; and Fulbright Scholar at the American University of Armenia.   Also, for many years she has served on the boards of the Armenian American Health Association of Greater Washington, and the Armenian American Mental Health Association, sometimes in the role of President.