Holland & Knight Partner Janis Schiff Named Chairman of Board for Easter Seals
Washington (October 3, 2013) - Holland & Knight partner Janis Schiff has been elected as chairman of the board for the Greater Washington Baltimore region Easter Seals. She will serve a two-year term.
“Janis is a passionate advocate on behalf of Easter Seals’ mission and has made a deep personal commitment to support our continuous growth so that our organization and those we serve achieve to the greatest potential,” said Lisa Reeves, president and CEO of Easter Seals in the Greater Washington Baltimore region. “The thousands of children, seniors, veterans, wounded warriors, and their families who will be able to achieve through our efforts is Janis’ greatest motivation. We are fortunate to have such a forward-thinking and inspiring leader chairing Easter Seals’ board of directors.”
"Easter Seals has a significant impact on the lives of so many in the D.C., Maryland and Virginia region. I am inspired by the volunteers and staff and their passion for those they serve,” said Ms. Schiff. “The amazing impact that Easter Seals has had will be remembered for generations to come. The board of directors and staff are committed to the mission, and I look forward to serving as chair.”
Ms. Schiff's practice focuses on representing property owners, asset managers and investors in connection with the development, redevelopment, sale, acquisition and leasing of commercial and residential properties. She founded and coordinates Holland & Knight's Rising Stars mentoring and leadership program and serves as the client service and development partner.
Ms. Schiff has served on the board of directors for the Greater Washington Board of Trade, the suburban Maryland Chapter of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW), the Georgetown University Law School Advanced Commercial Leasing Institute, the Washington D.C. Economic Partnership, and Junior Achievement of Greater Washington.
For more than 75 years, Easter Seals has served people with disabilities or special needs and their families in the region. Services are delivered through a network of 14 sites where participants and their families find support, hope, medical care, and enjoyable activities.