Meet Our Board
Richard Chackerian, Ph.D., taught and researched at Florida State University for thirty four years before his retirement in 2003. His research and teachings reflected his lifelong interest in how the large tides of history affect our institutions. Based on those findings, Dr. Chackerian began to dive deeper into how then individuals define who they are and what they value. Richard is the son of two 1920 immigrants who migrated from Western Armenia (currently Turkey) to the United States. He helped found Nor Luyce is 2009.
Graduating from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing, Ara Chackerian is an entrepreneur, angel investor, and dedicated philanthropist. As Director of ASC Capital Holdings LLC, Ara invests in early stage healthcare companies that are committed to reinventing the U.S. healthcare system. Ara has more than two decades of experience in building healthcare companies. Ara has co-founded multiple companies in this space including BMC Diagnostics, a leading provider of diagnostic imaging services, PipelineRx, a national provider of telepharmacy services and TMS Health Solutions, a California-based integrated behavioral health services provider with eight locations. Ara’s executive level operating experience includes Chief Executive Officer of BMC Diagnostics, Executive Chairman of PipelineRx and TMS Health Solutions, as well as Executive Vice President at PSS/World Medical, an international medical products distributor.
Amie Park Wilson
Amie has her Bachelor’s degree in Politics and History from Juniata College, as well as her Master’s degree in International Development from the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver. She started working with Nor Luyce in 2012 as a Community and Youth Development Peace Corps volunteer in Gyumri. While in the Peace Corps, Amie learned Armenian and worked with Nor Luyce to create a three-year strategic plan, update their website, enhance their programs, create a computer center, and host a summer art camp that focused on peace and conflict lessons. In July of 2014, she completed her Peace Corps service in Armenia, returned back to the United States, and joined the Nor Luyce Board. Amie currently lives in Baltimore, Maryland and works for the Social Security Administration. She is regularly inspired by the young women who participate in Nor Luyce’s programs and is happy she can stay involved with the organization through the board!
Born in Turkey and raised in Los Angeles, Nora holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles. She also has a M.A. in School Counseling from Loyola Marymount University. She is the founder SheFighter Armenia, which aims to empower women and girls through self-defense.