Leonard H. Habas

Board of Managers, Florida

Len Habas is former CEO & Chairman of Advance Publishers, a leading children’s book publisher in Maitland, Florida. He is a member of the Boys & Girls Club of Central Florida Board of Directors and former Chairman of the Board of the Central Florida chapter of the Red Cross.

Mr. Habas holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina State University. He maintains close ties with the College of Engineering as Trustee for the NC State Engineering Foundation, which raises funds and awareness to support scholarships, academic programs, and research at the College of Engineering. Mr. Habas received his Masters of Science in Engineering Management from Northeastern University in Boston.

He joined the Florida Board of Managers in 2007, providing local knowledge, strategic guidance, and support during planning for the Nemours Children’s Hospital, which opened in Orlando in fall 2012. Along with his enthusiasm for helping children learn and grow, Mr. Habas brings to the Nemours Board of Managers valuable expertise in finance, investing, fundraising, and an understanding of clinical trials for medical devices, developed through his career achievements in publishing, biotechnology, and numerous board memberships, including health care, not-for-profits, and financial organizations.

Mr. Habas retired from Advance Publishers in June 2012, and is enjoying more time with his wife, a retired elementary school teacher, and their 5 grandchildren.