Tuberculosis and What We Can Do to Protect Ourselves and our Community on “Your Health” Community Education Program on – Tonight, October 25th at 7 PM on ARTN
Tuberculosis and What We Can Do to Protect Ourselves and Our Community
Interview with Garin Ohannessian, RN, BSN, PHNS
Garin Ohannessian is a Public Health Nursing Supervisor in the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health for the Community and Field Services Division Service Planning Area 2 in the West Valley Health District. She received her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Phoenix with a specialization in Education and Nursing Informatics. She has also received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Southern California. She has worked for the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health for over 23 years. She oversees communicable diseases to prevent outbreaks of diseases. Garin is also a member of the Speaker’s Bureau. In this duty, she speaks to the community and local agencies on any Public Health Emergency and various topics to educate the public. Garin believes in the LA County Department of Public Health’s mission to protect health, prevent disease, and promote health and well-being. She has also been a committee member of the Glendale Health Festival for twelve years. Garin is also a member of the Armenian American Medical Society and the Armenian American Nurses Association.
Dr. Vicken Sepilian is a Reproductive Medicine specialist and is the founder and director of American Fertility Specialists Medical Group. He is double board-certified in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, as well as Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Sepilian has been an active member of the Armenian American Medical Society (AAMS) holding multiple leadership positions, including serving as the President from 2009 to 2013. Dr. Sepilian served as the Chairman of the 11th Armenian Medical World Congress and currently is the President of the Armenian Medical International Congress (AMIC), a nonprofit organization with chapters all over the world, with the aim of coordinating global efforts in improving healthcare in Armenia. Passionate about community education, in 2008, Dr. Sepilian launched the “Your Health” educational TV program aimed at sharing with the community the latest and most important healthcare topics. Since 2008, the show has been making house calls to tens of thousands of viewers helping educate them on preventative care and healthy lifestyles. In 2010, Dr. Sepilian, alongside other civic leaders and the former Mayor of the City of Glendale co-founded the Glendale Health Festival. Dr. Sepilian worked closely with city and state officials and local hospitals to organize this large-scale event with the aim to improve the health of the community. Dr. Sepilian is a strong believer that success and wealth are measured by life’s experiences and human interactions and that true happiness and purpose are achieved by giving. Cherished memories include debates about life and death with Dr. Jack Kevorkian, delivering pens to students in villages in Sri Lanka and teaching chess to orphans in Nepal.