Meet Our School Board

Contact Board Members at board@ckacs.org

 

Marshall D. Moushigian (Attorney) - Chairman

  • Born and raised in Fresno, California.
  • Received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Real Estate and Urban Land Economics, and a Minor in Armenian Studies, from California State University, Fresno.
  • After passing the California Bar Exam, he moved to Armenia where he spent over five years involved in various endeavors
  • He is also a financial advisor and a frequent contributor to the Fresno Bee on Armenian issues.
  • He is active in the Knights of Vartan, enjoys traveling the world and snow skiing.

Shaunt Yemenjian (Architect) - Vice Chairman

  • He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Urban Planning from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and his Master of Architecture Degree from the Southern California Institute of Architecture.
  • With over 12 years of experience in architecture and urban design, Shaunt has helped plan, design, and build several projects for California State University, Fresno, University of California, Community Redevelopment Agencies of Los Angeles, Pasadena, Highland Park, Glendale and Long Beach as well as several private commercial and residential development projects throughout California.
  • He is an active member of the American Institute of Architects, American Planning Association, United Stated Green Building Council, Holy Trinity Armenian Apostolic Church, Knights of Vartan, and attended the Armenian Community School of Fresno.

Christina Zakarian (Certified Public Accountant) - Treasurer

  • Born in Thousand Oaks, California.
  • Received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration – Accountancy Option from California State University, Fresno and minored in Armenian Studies.
  • Following graduation she earned her CPA and has been working at a local accounting firm for the past seven years, currently as their manager.
  • Attended the Armenian Community School of Fresno as a child.
  • She is married and loves to travel.

Karen DeOrian (Teacher) - Secretary

  • Born and raised in Fresno, California.
  • Received an Education Specialist Level II Credential and Masters of Arts in Special Education at California State University, Fresno.
  • She currently works for Fresno Unified School District, Department of Special Education and is responsible for leading professional learning in curriculum and instruction.
  • She teaches part-time at CSU, Fresno in the Special Education Credentialing Department.
  • She enjoys traveling and spending time with family, friends and her 2 dogs.

Marc Days (Attorney)

  • Marc Days received his undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley, where he majored in Sociology.  In 1996, he graduated from the University of Virginia, School of Law, and became a member of the California State Bar.
  • In 2004, Marc accepted a position with the Fresno County Public Defender to advocate for one of the most fundamental civil rights, liberty.
  • In 2015, Marc left the Federal Defender and started private practice.

Sarah Soghomonian (Producer)

  • Sarah Soghomonian is a lifelong Fresno resident.
  • She received her B.A. in Mass Communications and Journalism with an emphasis in Broadcast Journalism from Fresno State.
  • Has over a decade of experience working in broadcast and print media in the Central Valley.
  • Serves as an adviser for Career Technical Education in Fresno, Madera, and Sanger Unified School Districts.

Nyrie Karkazian (Teacher)

  • Nyrie Karkazian was born and raised in Fresno, CA.
  • She grew up attending the Armenian Community School of Fresno and was also raised in the Armenian church community attending First Armenian Presbyterian Church of Fresno.
  • She attended Fresno State, received a BA in Mass Communication and Journalism and a credential in Single Subject English.
  • Nyrie has been teaching for 7 years in Central Unified School District and is currently an ELA teacher and Activities DIrector at El Capitan Middle School.