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.
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 of SheFighter Armenia, which aims to empower women and girls through self-defense.
Ara Chackerian is an entrepreneur, angel investor, and dedicated philanthropist. Ara has more than two decades of experience in building healthcare companies. 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 started working with Nor Luyce in 2012 as a Community and Youth Development Peace Corps volunteer. 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. Amie currently lives in Baltimore, Maryland and works for the Social Security Administration.TEAM