The Centre for Armenian Information and Advice employs a small dedicated team led by Misak Ohanian who work together to support the community along with  dedicated volunteers.
Misak Ohanian – CEO

Misak founded CAIA in 1986 and was appointed Chief Executive in 1988.  Misak has served the Armenian community for over 30 years and leads the implementation of the overall strategy agreed by the board of trustees. In 2015 Misak received an Honorary Award for outstanding service in recognition of the UK’s Armenian community from His Excellency Armen Liloyan.

Scarlet Sarksan – Health and Support Worker 

Scarlet provides Health & Care Support to the community, as well as taking responsibility for the Elders Lunch Club.  Scarlet is a qualified counseling psychologist, who is currently studying for her Doctoral programme in psychotherapy. Scarlet is originally from Iran and loves travelling, music and fashion of the 60s and 70s.

Arthur Manuk Cahill – Advice Worker

Arthur joined CAIA as an Advice Worker in November 2013, having previously held a Legal Advisor role within the Insurance Industry. He is a qualified Solicitor and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives. Since joining CAIA, Manuk has obtained the OISC Qualification Level 1 and is currently undergoing his Post Graduate Certificate in Education as well as a Masters Degree in Law.

Tatevik Ayvazyan – Project Worker

Tatevik has been coordinating our UK Armenians & WW1 project from 2016-2018 and has a background in social sciences and digital marketing.  Tatevik supports all of our marketing and communications as well as manages the Library. She hopes to develop and promote the library more, and make the Armenian community read more. Tatevik loves music more than anything, and doesn’t function well without coffee. She is originally from Armenia and lives in London with her son.

Armine Sargsyan – Preschool

Armine runs our Preschool for children up to 4 years of age.  She graduated from the Armenian State University of Economics in Yerevan and has worked with children for over 15 years.

Our Volunteers

We are extremely grateful to all of the volunteers who throughout the years have supplied us with many hours of support.  As a small organisation this has enabled us to continue to provide much needed valuable services to the community.  If you are interested in supporting us please visit our volunteering page.