Janet Haas, MD

Janet Haas has served on The Wilderness Society governing council since 2012.

Since January 2012, Janet has been board chair of the William Penn Foundation. She also served in that role from 1996-1998, and was president of the Foundation from 1998-2001. She has chaired several other leadership bodies with the foundation, including its investment committee. 

Janet is active in the nonprofit sector, and a trustee with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, the University of Pennsylvania and Morris Arboretum. She has been a trustee of the Academy of Natural Sciences, Wheaton College, the Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program and the Greater Philadelphia Marketing and Tourism Corporation. 

In addition to chairing the foundation, Janet is a physician specializing in palliative care with the University of Pennsylvania Health System, practicing at the Joan Karnell Cancer Center at Pennsylvania Hospital.  She also is a board-certified psychiatrist specializing in brain injuries and has trained at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Stanford University Hospital and the University of Pennsylvania Health System. She has practiced at Bryn Mawr Hospital and Moss Rehabilitation Hospital.

Janet has taught at Temple University School of Medicine and has published extensively on a range of topics related to medicine and medical ethics. 

From 2006-2009, she chaired the external advisory board of the University Health System’s Center for Bioethics.  She is a diplomat of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and a fellow with the College of Physicians. 

She received her medical degree from Drexel University College of Medicine in Pennsylvania and is a graduate of Wesleyan University in Connecticut. 

She is married to Otto Haas and has three grown children.