SOAR - San Diego Chapter
San Diego joined the SOAR family in March 2013. SOAR-San Diego continues our expansion in the West and is our fourth Chapter in California. San Diego has a large and diverse Armenian population, and we are pleased to welcome a young and enthusiastic Board of Directors.
Board of Directors:
Nvard Khachatrian was born in Yerevan, Armenia and relocated to Toronto in 1990. She graduated from the University of Toronto with a degree in International Relations and History. During her time at the University, she was the president of the Armenian Students Association and worked at Human Rights Watch. After receiving her J.D. from the California Western School of Law, she established her practice in La Jolla, CA. She has spearheaded a number of charitable endeavors in Armenia focusing on orphaned children and underprivileged families, and is delighted to be a part of SOAR.
Dany O Kitishian
Having been a key figure in SoCal's entrepreneur hemisphere for over a decade, Mr. Kitishian has paved the way for numerous entrepreneurs to achieve their success. He has previously worked on building incubators in San Diego, bridging financing from the Bay Area to SoCal, and, meanwhile, assisted several non-profits in their fundraising efforts. Currently, he has moved his focus to connect entrepreneurs to financing in the international arena. New areas of interest for his firm, Kitishian LLC, are in the areas of the new space economy and perpetual energy (the future of always energy). Mr. Kitishian serves on several boards and committees and enjoys spending his spare time learning languages.
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.
Christina Mnatzaganian, PharmD, BCACP
Christina is a member of the faculty at the University of California San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences where she teaches student pharmacists, conducts educational and clinical research, and serves as Director for the Community Pharmacy Residency Program. Additionally, she is a board-certified ambulatory care pharmacist specializing in chronic disease management including diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, anticoagulation, and polypharmacy. She was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona and is a Wildcat at heart having completed both her Bachelors of Science in Business Administration and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees at the University of Arizona. In her spare time, she enjoys running, hiking, learning new languages, reading, and spending time with her fiancé and small dog. She is very excited to be a part of SOAR!
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