Janis resides in Chevy Chase, Maryland and Vail, Colorado. She has been married for 32 years and is a mother of four children and a host son from the ABC program (A Better Chance).
She has her Masters degree in art education from Connecticut. She has taught art in the public school’s kindergarten through 12th grade, and pre-school and kindergarten for the Jewish Community Center.
She has been on many boards of directors including Hadassah, Congregation Kol Haverim, A Better Chance, and Hartwell Soccer. Besides Segal Family Foundation, she is presently on the board of Artists in Real Time, The University of Hartford, and SFF partner Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project. In addition, she has experience fundraising for the National Epilepsy Foundation and the American Cancer Society.