New member to Ukraine SIG Board of Directors

Posted By: Ron Doctor

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Bena Shklyanoy to Ukraine SIG's Board of Directors. Bena is our new Translations and Data Director. She immigrated to the U.S. in 1976 from Kiev, Ukraine (then part of the Soviet Union) with her husband and two small children. She grew up in a bilingual, Russian and Yiddish, family and now lives in Chicago. Bena has an M.A. in Linguistics, Russian language and Literature from the University of Kiev, and an M.S. in Management from the Lake Forest Executive School of Management. In Kiev, she worked as a technical translator and editor at an engineering firm. In the U.S., she became a computer programmer, then a project manager. She worked in information technology for more than 30 years.

Bena will be responsible for coordinating our translation projects and for preparing our datasets for posting to JewishGen Ukraine Database and the Ukraine SIG Master Name Index. Her full job description and a more detailed biography here.

If you have translation skills (Russian, Hebrew, Yiddish, Polish, or Ukrainian) or Project Management skills, and are interested in working with Bena and Ukraine SIG, please contact me. You May also e-mail her by clicking here or here.

Ron Doctor (
Coordinator, JewishGen Ukraine SIG
where Jewish genealogy is personal

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