About Us

Jinishian Memorial Foundation (JMF) began work in Armenia in 1993 and became legally registered in Armenia as a local foundation in 1999.


JMF enables Armenians in need to move from poverty and despair to self-sufficiency and hope – through relief, development and spiritual uplift.


Our overriding goal is to support durable solutions to Armenia’s social and economic problems. We inspire and motivate people to realize the potential of their communities by enriching and expanding the possibilities of their own lives. At the same time, we recognize that there continue to be many vulnerable groups in Armenia that are unable to help themselves and require ongoing social assistance.


 Gevorg Aboyan (Community Development Program Coordinator), Gurgen Petrosyan (Driver),
Liana Sargsyan (Resource Development Manager), Anush Bagratunyan (YES Project Officer),
Zaruhi Hambardzumyan (YES Project Officer), Ani Sargsyan (Accountant),
Sirvard Chakhchakhyan (YES Project Officer), Aramayis Pashinyan (Financial Manager),
Gayane Aghayan (CDA Project Assistant), Anahit Galikyan (YES Project Officer),
Emma Baghdasaryan (Assistant to Executive Director),
Hasmik Sevumyan (Economic Development Project Officer), 
Ruben Krikyan (Civil Society & Education Program Coordinator),
Ashot Aslikyan (Office Manager), Armen Hakobyan (Executive Director),
Zaruhi Janibekyan (Health Program Coordinator)


Eliza Minasyan 

Sara Lisherness

Amgad Beblawi

Greg Allen-Pickett

Cara Taylor


Armine Hovannisian
is the Executive Director of Junior Achievement of Armenia which offers a school program in applied economics and civic education. Ms. Hovannisian is also the Founder and Board Chairman of Orran NGO assisting needy children and elderly. She has studied in leading American institutions and holds a B.A. in Diplomacy and World Affairs from Occidental College and a J.D. in Law from UCLA School of Law, Los Angeles. Ms. Hovannisian has developed the national curriculum for civic education and authored the official civics textbook for 9th grade students. She has been honoured with a number of awards including the Nansen Fredjov Gold medal for humanitarian work and Junior Achievement International's Platinum Award. Ms. Hovannisian is also a proud mother of 5 children. 
In Advisory Committee since 2008.

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www.jinishian.org is owned and maintained by the Jinishian Memorial Foundation. All care has been taken in preparation of this web site. The information contained within is of a general nature and to be used only as a guide of JMF activities and events. JMF prohibits any unauthorized use of the materials or photos implied in the site for public purposes. Permission in writing is required for the information reproduction and public dissemination, publishing or including the content of the jinishian.org into other websites. To apply for a permit, e-mail jmf@jinishian.am.

For questions about the Jinishian Memorial Foundation web site or our privacy policy, please contact:

tel.: +374 (10)56 70 58, 52 58 09, 54 44 17, 54 44 18
fax: +374 (10) 54 28 52
e-mail: jmf@jinishian.am
address: 34 Abovyan St., Apt. 5, Yerevan 0009, Republic of Armenia