Nancy A. Berberian
Nancy A. Berberian worked in the Audit Division of Arthur Anderson & Co. as well as Controller, Finance Committee, of American Health Information Management Association
Nancy is a graduate of Michigan State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and obtained a CPA at that time.
Nancy has extensive service to her community. She was the Campaign Chair, Vice Chair and Treasurer of the Children Research Fund. She is a dedicated member of St. Gregory the Illuminator Armenian Church, serving as Treasurer on the Parish Council, Audit Committee, Reserve Fund Committee and Sunday School teacher. She is also the Treasurer of the Women’s Guild of St. Gregory.
Nancy resides in Chicago, IL with her husband Nick. They have a married son and one granddaughter.
Gregory J. Amerkanian
Greg is a Senior Vice President and Wealth Management Advisor at Merrill Lynch. He joined Merrill in 1993. His professional knowledge is in the development of complete financial strategies for high net worth families and individuals, including retirement forecasting, asset allocation modeling, asset preservation & estate tax minimization strategies. He holds an Economics degree from the College of the Holy Cross, as well as the designations of CFP, CIMA, and CRPC. He also counsels small-to-medium sized companies, not-for-profit organizations and charitable endowments in cash management, investment and retirement plans. Greg is also involved in several other charitable and non-profit organizations within his community, such as the Children of Armenia Fund, the Armenian General Benevolent Union, St. Thomas Armenian Church of Tenafly, NJ and the Elisabeth Morrow School. Greg resides in Cresskill, New Jersey with his wife, Natalie, and sons Shant, Garo and Saro.
Aline Khatchadourian is a Certified Professional Accountant with more than 30 years professional experience in both public and private accounting, and has a strong track record of implementing long-term financial planning and budgeting for diverse companies and organizations. Her most recent role was as Deputy Supervisor for the Town of North Hempstead. Prior to joining the Town, Aline held various positions in Nassau County government, focusing on the complex financial issues confronting the County, which has a budget of approximately $2.7 billion. She also had extensive experience in the private sector, having been a manager at KPMG Peat Marwick, one of the world’s leading accounting firms and the CFO of a successful manufacturing company. Aline and her husband, Manuel, reside in Manhasset, New York and are members of Holy Martyrs Armenian Church in Bayside, NY. They have two adult children who both live and work in NYC.
Melanie Dadourian is a News Specials and Documentaries Producer for the Fox News Channel in New York. She has worked for the past 17 years at the 24-hour cable network delving into news topics and historical issues that impact Americans. Some of her television productions include “Hurricane Katrina: The Storm of a Lifetime,” “Terror Strikes Boston, Boston Strikes Back,” “The Nativity: Facts, Fictions & Faith,” and “50 Years of Questions: The JFK Assassination.” Melanie is a Director for the Dadourian Foundation and United Armenian Charities. The Foundation supports various efforts from helping homeless children in Armenia and supplying medical aid, to supporting programs of the Diocese of the Armenian Church of America. Aside from volunteering for various community groups, she most recently helped develop a media campaign for the Armenian Genocide Central Committee of America. Her focus today is promoting Genocide awareness as a board member of the USC Shoah Foundation’s Next Generation Council. Melanie holds a B.S. degree from Boston University. She currently lives in Manhattan and is a parishioner at St. Vartan Armenian Cathedral.
Greg Zorthian, a Managing Director with Mishkin Associates, is a media consultant and a seasoned media executive with extensive experience in magazines, newspapers, digital media and international publishing. He has led divisions of large media companies as well as start ups. Currently, he is consulting to media companies in the newspaper, magazine, digital and association areas. Greg was president of the Americas for the Financial Times from 2009 through 2012. Concurrently, he served as the FT’s Global Circulation Director, from 2007 through 2012 and was a member of the FT Board. With over three decades of experience in the media industry, Greg has held senior roles in general management, consumer marketing, business development and digital operations at Time Inc., Forbes Inc, Business Week and Magellan Media Consulting Partners. Greg holds a B.A. in History from Yale and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. He has served Yale as Chairman of the Yale Alumni Magazine Board and as executive committee member of the Yale Alumni Fund Board of Directors. He has previously served on the Board of ACEF as Vice Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer. Greg lives in Greenwich, CT with his wife Robin and their two children and they are members of St. Gregory the Enlightener Armenian Church in White Plains, NY.
Robert E. Cannuscio
Robert E. Cannuscio is a partner in the Philadelphia office of the law firm of Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP where he specializes in Intellectual Property Law and Technology Counseling and Licensing. Prior to joining Drinker Biddle, he was a shareholder at the intellectual property boutique firm of Seidel, Gonda, Lavorgna & Monaco, P.C. He is active in many legal and professional associations and is currently president of the Philadelphia Intellectual Property Law Association. He is on the Board of the Armenian Sisters Academy in Radnor, PA and on the Parish Council and Men’s Club of Sts. Sahag & Mesrob Armenian Church in Wynnewood, PA, where he is the treasurer of the Permanent Endowment Fund, the Youth Committee and the ACYOA Juniors. A graduate of the Pace University School of Law and the Polytechnic Institute of New York, Mr. Cannuscio lives in West Chester, PA with his wife, Karen Aznavourian Cannuscio and their three sons.
Kirk Kazazian is the founder of Kazazian Asset Management, LLC. Kirk has over 20 years of experience investing in global equity markets, having started his finance career as a proprietary trader with Heartland Securities in 1996 and then subsequently as portfolio manager of Kazazian Capital Fund, LP and Kazazian Capital Offshore Fund, Ltd. Kirk specializes in combining fundamental research with tactical trading to identify situations where there are disconnects between investor perception and value. Kirk graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania in 1996 with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and received an MBA in Finance with honors from Columbia Business School in 2005. Kirk is a CFA charterholder.
Elizabeth Shaghalian Vranka
Elizabeth Shaghalian Vranka is a lawyer by training and spent most of her professional career working as a corporate lawyer at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in New York, Hong Kong and Singapore (1991-1998) and at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison in New York (2013-2014). In 2016, Elizabeth began a second career as Executive Director of OSilas Gallery & Art Studio at Concordia College New York (Bronxville). In this position she is in charge of all gallery operations, including securing exhibitions, marketing and fundraising. She has been active in several not-for-profit organizations in her community since moving to Bronxville in 2006. Elizabeth is a parishioner of St. Gregory the Enlightener Armenian Church in White Plains, New York, where she is a member of the Parish Council and previously taught Sunday school for several years. Elizabeth holds a B.S. in Applied Economics and Management from Cornell University and a J.D. from Boston University School of Law. She lives with her husband, Larry, and their three children in Bronxville, NY.
Rev. Fr. Krikor Sabounjian
Eric is a Partner with American Industrial Partners, a private equity firm with over $4.0 billion of raised capital focused on the industrial and manufacturing services industries with best-in-class investment results, Prior to that, he served as an associate at Capital Z Partners, a private equity firm with approximately $1.8 billion in committed capital and in the Investment Banking Division of Salomon Smith Barney. Eric is a graduate of the University of Southern California, graduating in 2001 magna cum laude. He is fluent in Armenian and active in the Armenian General Benevolent Union. Eric, his wife Talene and their three children live in NYC and are parishioners of St. Vartan Cathedral.