Jeff Haas

General Information



Board Chair - EcoViva


BAUniversity of Michigan


Board Member - Water Protector Legal Collective

Board Member - Foundation for Self-Sufficiency in Central America

Member - State Bar of New Mexico

Co-Founder - Democracy Now

Co-Founder - People's Law Office

Founder - Chicago NLG Central America Task Force

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EcoViva Board of Directors Bios

Jeff Haas
Jeff Haas joined the board of directors of the FSSCA (EcoViva's former name) in 2002. He has served as our board chair since 2009 and has visited El Salvador 12 times. He was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. He earned his BA from the University of Michigan 1963, and his JD from the University of Chicago Law School. He is a founding partner of People's Law Office in Chicago focusing on Civil Rights and Criminal Defense, and specialized in police misconduct litigation. He was active in Central American Solidarity and Sanctuary work in the 1980s. He is a member of the New Mexico Bar Association, where he has done work on peace and civil rights. He led protests against the US war in Iraq. He defended Mora County New Mexico's ban on oil and gas exploration from Shell Oil.

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Our Team

Jeff Haas
From left to right: (back row) Steve Solnit, Cam Duncan, Michelle Saddler, Lisa Oppenheimer, Karina Copen, Erik Schnabel, Karen Lehman; (front row) Salvador Menjivar, Jeanne Muller, Karolo Aparicio, Mary LaPorte, Jeff Haas.

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Our Team - EcoViva

Jeff Haas
Second row: Salvador Menjivar, Miguel Gavaldon, Tricia Johnson, Jeff Haas, Steve Solnit, Mary Frances LaPorte, Nathan Weller, Erik Schnabel, James Baker, Michelle Saddler.

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