Janet Haas, M.D., is Board Chair of the William Penn Foundation and has helped guide its approach to strategic grant making over the past two decades. By making significant investments to improve education, protect the Delaware River watershed, and support arts, culture and the development of accessible and vibrant public spaces, the Foundation strives to help make Philadelphia a vibrant place to live, work and visit. The Haas family is one of eight recipients of the 2015 Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy.
Janet is active in the nonprofit sector and currently serves as trustee of the University of Pennsylvania, Morris Arboretum and the Free Library of Philadelphia.
In addition to her philanthropic endeavors, Janet specializes in palliative care at the University of Pennsylvania Health System, and practices at the Abramson Cancer Center at Pennsylvania Hospital. She is a board-certified physiatrist who has specialized in brain injuries. She trained at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Stanford University Hospital, and the University of Pennsylvania Health System and taught at Temple University School of Medicine
Janet received her medical degree from Hahnemann Medical College (now Drexel University College of Medicine) and graduated from Wesleyan University.