Verginie Touloumian was appointed the Executive Director of the Armenian Relief Society (ARS) in October 2017. ARS, founded in 1910, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the humanitarian needs of Armenians and non-Armenians. Her duties include managing the activities of all 26 ARS branches internationally, overseeing strategic operations, planning long-term projects, and using outreach and activism to further the organization’s objectives. Previously, Touloumian worked as a project coordinator and Armenian Studies (Hai Tahd) teacher at Rose and Alex Pilibos Armenian School in Los Angeles. Additionally, she has served the Armenian Youth Federation – Western United States organization as a secretary for the Central Executive team and Vice-chairperson. She has also actively contributed to Haytoug Magazine, Woodbury University’s Armenian Student Association, and the ARF Shant Student Association.
Verginie Touloumian, received her B.A. in Business Management from Woodbury University, obtained a certificate in Human Resources Management from Loyola Marymount University, and graduated from the Pepperdine Graziadio Business School MSML program in 2015. More details about her recent position can be found by visiting Armenian Weekly.