SOAR Tennessee Chapter

Tennessee became part of the SOAR family in February 2015. Unlike most of SOAR's other Chapters, SOAR-Tennessee exists in a considerably smaller Armenian market. The community consists of Armenians from Armenia, Turkey, Iraq, Iran, Azerbaijan, Romania, Russia and other countries around the globe, galvanized by the Armenian Church of Nashville. Their local Board of Directors brings a heartfelt level of enthusiasm and commitment that epitomizes SOAR's mission to orphaned Armenians throughout the world.

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Board of Directors:

Lloyd Carpenter

Lloyd is a project and quality management consultant, specializing in the Defense Industry. He received his MBA from Webster University, and holds a number of quality and management industry professional certifications. He is a retired Special Forces soldier who spent much of both his military and civilian careers living and working abroad. His assignments as a project manager include establishing the Armenian Humanitarian Demining Center in Echmiadzin, Armenia. He is an active Veteran’s advocate, and is a member of the VFW, American Legion, and Special Forces Association. Lloyd and his family make their home on a quiet farm south of Nashville, Tennessee, where they research and implement sustainable organic farming practices.

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Sona Danelian-Crumby
Events Coordinator

Sona Danelian-Crumby was born and raised in Yerevan, Armenia; at age 20 she graduated with a B.S in Theology from Moscow Theological Institute. After graduating, she worked as an interpreter and translator for Moscow Theological Institute and for Teen Challenge Ministry in Moscow, Russia. Two years later, Sona was able to move to America to attend College and graduate from Blue Mountain College in Mississippi with B.S. in Psychology. For the past 10 years Sona had dedicated her life helping and accommodating people in different walks of life. She has been working closely with individuals with severe and persistent mental illness by providing support and guidance for their mental and physical health. She has been training and building a strong and efficient team as a supervisor for 6 years. Currently, Sona works for the Davidson County Emergency Psychiatric Services and Crisis line in Nashville, TN and has been part of the same organization since 2006. She resides in Nashville, TN with her husband Nikia, who is a local artist and their 7 year old son Gabriel Armen who is in 1st grade.

Armenak Petrosyan
Events Coordinator

Armenak Petrosyan is from Yerevan, Armenia. He has earned his BA and MA in mathematics from Yerevan State University in 2010 and 2012 respectively. Currently he is a fourth year PhD student in Department of Mathematics at Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN) specializing in harmonic analysis, functional analysis and their applications.