Americans for Artsakh
The Americans for Artsakh (AFA) was established in October 2003 to preserve freedom, strengthen democracy, foster economic development, protect the cultural identity and promote the heritage of the people of Artsakh. AFA works with all interested individuals and organizations to achieve these critical objectives.
The founding Board of Directors included: Mr. Zaven Khanjian, President, Dr. Hratch Abrahamian, Vice President, Mrs. Savey Tufenkian, Treasurer, Mrs. Rita Balian, Secretary, Mr. Edward Chobanian, Member. Hrant Jamhochian was executive director between 2003-6 and Emil Sanamyan in 2006-7.
Sarah Ludwig has been the executive director since 2007. AFA activities have focused on organizing Western-style training seminars for professionals and students in the Nagorno Karabakh Republic.