Janet Haas

Board Member

Janet Haas, M.D. is Chair and a past president of the William Penn Foundation, a regional foundation that protects and improves the Delaware River Watershed; fosters development and education of low-income children particularly from birth to age 8; develops accessible, vibrant public spaces; and supports arts and culture. With assets in excess of $2.4 billion, William Penn Foundation makes grants totaling $112 million annually. Janet serves as trustee of the University of Pennsylvania, Morris Arboretum and the Free Library of Philadelphia.

In addition to her work with the Foundation, Dr. Haas practices palliative medicine at the Abramson Cancer Center of Pennsylvania Hospital, part of the University of Pennsylvania Health System. She is board-certified in Rehabilitation Medicine and has cared for brain-injured patients at Temple University and Moss Rehabilitation Hospital. She trained at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Stanford University Hospital, and the University of Pennsylvania Health System, received her medical degree from Drexel University College of Medicine, and graduated from Wesleyan University.