Advisers and Volunteers

Alex Feller – Dr. Feller is a board-certified anesthesiologist in the Chicago area; he earned his medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine after a degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology from the University of Michigan; he also has an MS in Computer Science from the University of Chicago. A skilled family historian, he has served on the board of directors of Gesher Galicia; in 2009 Alex founded the Rohatyn Shtetl Research Group (RSRG) as an internet-based network of descendants of Rohatyn Jewish families, now grown into an active private database and research community for people with roots in Rohatyn and nearby towns. Alex’s mother was born in Rohatyn to a large and talented Jewish family; he first visited Rohatyn with his parents for the 1998 memorial event, and then returned for working visits with us in 2011 which helped launch the renewed heritage projects now managed by our NGO. Alex continues as the energetic leader of Rohatyn Jewish genealogy research, as an essential ally in our heritage activities, and as a dear friend to us personally.