Who

RememberUs.org is a group of volunteers bound by a common goal: to prevent future genocides by honoring and commemorating those who perished in the Holocaust. In 2013, a single project in Kharkov, Ukraine sparked the genesis of our work. Since then we have expanded swiftly, both in size and in mission.

Today we are based in U.S. and Ukraine and have rolled out a series of ground-breaking projects. Our team is run entirely by volunteers and we are passionate, proud of our work, and constantly evolving.  We are grateful to all our volunteers, past and present, for their important contributions. If you would like to join our dynamic team, please do not hesitate to contact us! 

 

Julia Korsunsky – Executive Director, Trustee and Volunteer. For over 20 years Julia has been running Information Technology consulting services, managing projects in the financial, pharmaceutical, non-profit and other industries. She has developed curricula and taught in colleges. Julia holds Master Degree in Computer Science and Master Degree in Mathematics with minor in Education. Helping Drobitsky Yar Memorial in Kharkov, Ukraine in 2013 and 2014 led Julia to start a public charity – RememberUs.org
Igor Korsunsky – Executive Director, Trustee and Volunteer. Igor is a graduate of Boston University, MS in Engineering. He also holds a degree from KhPI, Ukraine. Igor managed teams and departments within banking, finance, hedge-funds and manufacturing. He built several successful businesses. Igor enjoys travelling and playing sports. With his wife Julia he founded RememberUs.org.
Alex Koifman – Director and Volunteer. Alex is a President of the Russian Jewish Community Foundation (RJCF), and IT Consultant, fitness professional and a Jewish activist.  He is a volunteer of the Year by Russian Jewish Forum. Alex has volunteered for Soviet Jewry Movement, Yad Vashem, Israel Advocacy, SAREL/IDF.
Doriana Froim – Director and Volunteer. Doriana received her Ph.D from MIT and as a life scientist. She is now working in the pharmaceutical industry. Her hobbies include planning and organizing social and cultural events, performing with friends/musicians, and participating in various outdoors activities. She enjoys meeting passionate people, loves animals, and appreciates bold ideas. Doriana is passionate about raising Holocaust awareness and maintaining Jewish heritage.
Rabbi Moshe Bleich – Director and Volunteer. Moshe is a Rabbi Director and a founder of Wellesley & Weston Chabad, a strong mentor and an excellent speaker. He is fluent not only in English and Hebrew, but also Yiddish and Russian. Native of Brooklyn, NY, he lived in Jerusalem, London and Ukraine. He has wife and eight children.
Brendan Kidwell – Volunteer Website Admin.Brendan is a free and open source software developer in New York City with a corporate IT gig as a day job. He supports our own website as well as all websites for on-line museums that we created (at the moment: Mirgorod, Kremenchug, Lypovets  and Bila Tserkva). Brendan was the first person who joined our volunteer team and he helped us to setup all our sites.
Rachel Korsunsky – Volunteer. Rachel is a graduate from George Washington University. She created our Social Media Team and she was its first manager. Rachel lives in Manhattan and currently works for McKinsey & Company. She helps us with marketing/editing work and events.  Rachel strongly supports the cause and is keen to make a real difference.
Tatiana Dzevenskaya – Volunteer. Tatiana is a Web and Information Technology expert with many years of private sector experience. She lives with her family in the Boston area. She is willing to dedicate her time and apply her skills at our non-profit, helping RememberUs.og to advance such an important cause. She helps us with design and maintenance of our main website.
Aleksey Kobelev – Volunteer (Regional Director, Ukraine). Aleksey is a doctor by trade with a degree from Odessa National Medical University and years of experience in neuropathology and work as an ER doctor. His second degree is in economics and his passion is to be an entrepreneur. Ten years ago Aleksey co-founded 1TVS School in Kiev. A while back, when one of his students made her final work on the subject of Holocaust a brief conversation, that happened by chance, led Aleksey to get deeply involved in RememberUs.org volunteer work. Now, many projects and events in Ukraine are managed and/or coordinated by Aleksey.
Yana Rathman – Volunteer. Yana was born in Kiev, Ukraine and she now lives with her family in San Francisco. Her professional experience is in technology and education. Yana is very active with Jewish philanthropy organizations. She served on the Board of Governors for the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco. In addition to volunteering for RememberUs.org, Yana is also involved with several educational projects in Ukraine.
Vera Medrano – Volunteer. Vera was born in the Soviet Union in what was then Leningrad and immigrated to the United States with her family in 1989. She earned a B.A. in Accounting in 2005 from The George Washington University in Washington D.C. and is pursuing a Master’s of Science in Finance at Johns Hopkins University. She runs an accounting and finance department for a small company in Washington D.C. She lives with her husband Harry and their Siberian husky. Vera wants to contribute in a meaningful way to the Jewish community in the U.S. and abroad. Vera helps us with research and acts as our liaison with the Holocaust Museum in Washington.
Yanina Kisler – Volunteer. Yanina and her parents came to the United States from the Soviet Union over forty years ago. Yanina graduated from MIT with a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering. She lives in the Boston area and she worked as an Electrical Engineer for over 35 years. Yanina and her husband are competitive ballroom dancers; they travel extensively and compete nationally and internationally. Yanina feels strongly about many Jewish causes, and helps us with research and content creation.
Tatiana Nezhinskaya – Volunteer Editor. Tatyana is a freelance editor, photographer, and a writer. She lives in Kyiv, Ukraine. Tatyana was promoting #NeverAgain cause on her own and her strong personal convictions brought her to our organization. She has been with RememberUs.org for a number of years, and volunteered on many projects and events.
Anastasia Zorina – Volunteer Designer. Nastya is a proud 9th generation of Kyivan.  She is not only a talented designer, but she also applies her concepts working with multiple media – paper, yarn, wire, wood, paint, computer graphics, and much more.  She worked with us to design and implement three Holocaust museums in public schools in Mirgorod, Fastov and Lypovets.

WE ARE THANKFUL TO OUR FORMER VOLUNTEERS:
– trustee and volunteer – Tyaglo, Nataliya
– fundraising manager and volunteer – Brodskiy, Yana
– director and volunteer – Brodskiy, Slava
– wordsmith and volunteer – Kohn, Barbara
– volunteer – Abamelik, Olga
– event coordinators – Gelberger, Michelle
– event coordinator – Kosariev, Oleg
– graphic designer – Ulman, Jessica
– Hillel coordinator  – Kitsenco, Lolita
– content research – Kobeleva, Ludmila
– content research  – Kolomiets, Ellen
– volunteer – Simona Gilman
– volunteer – Rachel Gaufberg
– volunteer Yiddish translator – Geraldine Tsiporah Trom

WE ARE THANKFUL TO OUR FORMER INTERNS:
Skairtanov, Katya (team manager)
Brodskiy, Polina (team manager)
Garber, Karen
Genis, Adir
Grupin, Daniel
Khazanov, Ricky
Korsunsky, Aron
Korsunsky, Daniel
Kuperman, Gene
Reznichenko, Nikki
Rieser, Sasha
Shapiro, Daniel
Shulman, Dina
Volosov, Adi
Vulikh, Dan