The City of Glendale Commission on the Status of Women announced changes in its leadership and composition.
Denise Miller was selected as chair and Lynda Burns as vice chair. Both will serve one year terms that started August 2012.
Additionally, the commission welcomed two new student ex officio: members Sareen Jaburian and Aimee Yeghiayan, who will both serve one year terms that started September 2012.
Miller, MBA, OTR/L, was appointed to the commission by Glendale City Council in May 2011. Miller is the director of the Live Well Senior Program at Glendale Adventist Medical Center, which is dedicated to serving those age 55 and older by providing easy access to health care information, resources, and wellness and prevention programs. She is an active member of both the California and the American Occupational Therapy associations. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Occupational Therapy and Psychology from St. Catherine University and her master’s degree in Business Administration from La Sierra University.
Burns was appointed to the commission by city council in May 2011. She is retired from the fields of teaching and real estate, but maintains an active role in the community by volunteering her time to organizations such as Glendale Beautiful, Women’s Civic League (immediate past president), Friends of the Library Board, Emblem and the Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast Committee.
Sareen Jaburian was appointed to serve as a student ex officio member by the commission in September. Jaburian is a senior at Glendale High School. She is the president and founder of the Cancer Awareness Club where she has organized fundraisers to help cancer and AIDS research, and also mentors incoming freshmen as a Link Crew Leader.
Yeghiayan was also appointed to serve as a student ex officio member by the commission in September. Yeghiayan is a freshman at Glendale Community College. She has been active in the Crescenta Valley community for the past 10 years and has worked on projects such as Prom Plus, Fire House, and Falkon Robotics. Prior to her appointment as a student ex officio member, Yeghiayan was honored as the 2012 Gem of Glendale by the Commission on the Status of Women, and was awarded a $1,000 scholarship at the Jewels of Glendale Awards Luncheon.
Other sitting members of the Commission on the Status of Women are Paula Devine, Chris Garsevanian, and Vatche Tashjian.
For more information on the Commission on the Status of Women, visit www.ci.glendale.ca.us/women.