NSC Board Chair, Nan Feyler, Named PA Innocence Project's New Executive Director
Aug 20, 2019
Philadelphia, PA (August 12, 2019) - The Pennsylvania Innocence Project’s President Howard Scher, recently announced the appointment of Nan Feyler as The Project’s new Executive Director. “After a thorough and professional search, we were extraordinarily fortunate to have found Nan,” said Scher “She is an accomplished nonprofit director, policy maker and advocate and just the right person we need to guide the agency as we look to expand our services in the next decade.” The Board thanked its co-founder and first President David Richman for serving as interim executive director since May.
The Pennsylvania Innocence Project is dedicated to securing freedom for individuals imprisoned for crimes they did not commit, preventing wrongful convictions and helping exonerees transition to freedom. The Project will celebrate its 10th year of giving hope to the unjustly imprisoned on October 30, 2019, at the place where it held its first public event—at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia and on November 13, 2019, in Pittsburgh, at the offices of Buchanan Ingersoll and Rooney.
Previously, Feyler was Deputy Commissioner for Public Health Programs in the City of Philadelphia’s Department of Public Health between 2008 and 2015. She also served as the Executive Director of Nationalities Service Center, a multi-cultural, multi-lingual non-profit agency which provides services to the Philadelphia region’s immigrant and refugee population. Before that, she was the Executive Director of the AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania for nine years. She began her career in Philadelphia as an attorney with the Defender Association of Philadelphia. Feyler graduated from New York University School of Law where she was named a Root Tilden Scholar based on her academic record and history of public service. She received her Master’s in Public Health from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health where she was a public health scholar. She held the Phyllis W. Beck Professorship of Law Chair at Temple University Beasley School of Law from 2015 to 2016.
A longtime resident of Philadelphia, Feyler currently lives in Chestnut Hill with spouse Lisa Shulock. She has two grown children, Emma and Danny.