Hiller leads effort to free those wrongly convicted

By Brenda Lange, Chestnut Hill Local | September 13, 2019

Stoneleigh Fellow Nan Feyler spoke to the Chestnut Hill Local about her new position as Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Innocence Project.

The Pennsylvania Innocence Project has named a Chestnut Hill resident as its executive director. Nan Feyler, JD, MPH, officially took over leadership of the nonprofit on Aug. 19 from David Richman, cofounder of the organization and its first president who had served as its interim executive director since May.

Feyler and her spouse, Lisa Shulock, moved to Chestnut Hill just weeks before Feyler began the job, from their home in Mt. Airy, where they lived for nearly 20 years and raised their two children, Emma and Danny. Feyler says they downsized to a beautiful, renovated home that is convenient to restaurants, stores and part of a strong community.

Feyler has always been interested in criminal justice reform and the needs of incarcerated persons or those at risk of incarceration, especially those who have been wrongly convicted, so they can “be exonerated and free.”

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