meet the team

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Kenar charchaflian

executive Director

Kenar, is a veteran camper who was recently appointed Executive Director of AYF Camp Haiastan. Her youthful spirit and dedication to Camp will leave a lasting impression. Inspired by her own journey, she instills love for the Armenian culture and history in future campers. 


Phone: (508) 520-1312


John Miller


John is the longtime caretaker of the AYF Camp Haiastan grounds. With an extensive knowledge of the outdoors, he manages the campgrounds with a high standard of care.


Phone: (508) 570-5012

Summer administration

Ani Changelian

Summer Director

Deegin Ani is honored to return back to AYF Camp Haiastan for her third year alongside her fellow Deegin Seran. An AYF alumni, Deegin Ani brings has brought her expertise as a kindergarten teacher to both our overnight and day camping experiences. We are excited to welcome Deegin Ani back to her favorite view of Uncas Pond!


Phone: (508) 528-0505

SEran Tcholakian

Summer Director

Deegin Seran is thrilled to return to AYF Camp Haiastan for her third year as Co-Summer Director with Deegin Ani. She is looking forward to bringing her experiences as a Kindergarten teacher, AYF Alumnus, and Armenian school teacher to make camp better than it was. We are excited to welcome Deegin Seran back home!


Phone: (508) 528-0505

health center administration

Dr. Andre Markarian

Camp doctor

Janet Fowler

Camp nurse

Bonnie Lavalle

Camp nurse

marie apelian

Camp nurse

Shannon viera

Camp nurse

Melissa johnson

Camp nurse

AYF Camp haiastan board of directors

The AYF Camp Haiastan Board of Directors is the body that oversees camp business within a given year. They are elected by the Camp Haiastan of the AYF Inc Corporation. The Board of Directors has seven standing committees; Educational, Fundraising, Infrastructure, Investments, IT, Public Relations, and Recruitment. If you are looking to get more involved with AYF Camp Haiastan please email

Hratch Najarian

McLean, VA

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Hagop Soulakian

Rolling Meadows, IL


Berwyn, PA

Sarine Adishian

Oradell, NJ

Tsoler Avedisian

Watertown, MA

Muriel "mimi" Parseghian

Lowell, MA

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Raffi Varjabedian

Watertown, MA

Shant Saroukhanian

Birmingham, MI

Taline Badrikian

Wayland, MA