Karen Wagener joined the LAFD Foundation in 2010. Prior to that, she was President of the Los Angeles Police Foundation for nine years. Her commitment to public safety took root during the six years she worked for Mayor Richard J. Riordan as Executive Director of the city’s Volunteer Bureau. Other professional experience includes the UCLA Alumni Association, Peace Corps, and SearchCom, an executive search firm.
Diana Soukounian has been on foundation staff since 2012. Born and raised in the San Fernando Valley, she graduated from California State University, Northridge. Diana has served as a volunteer at an LAUSD elementary school and was an intern for LAPD’s Media Relations Section.
Sylvia Duzaryan has been with the LAFD Foundation since January 2015. An Angeleno all her life, Sylvia graduated from UCLA with a degree in Communication Studies in 2014 and was chosen as the commencement speaker on behalf of her graduating class. Sylvia’s professional experiences include Target Corp, UCLA Anderson School of Business, UCLA Communications and Public Outreach, and The Hollywood Reporter.