Executive Director, John N. Calley Foundation
2022 HALO Award Selection Committee
Shawn is a philanthropy executive who has centered collaborative giving models and innovation in the sector, particularly through the lens of participatory grantmaking and program-related investment. In 2021, Shawn returned as Executive Director of the John N. Calley Foundation after having served as founding Executive Director of the Snap Foundation from 2018-2021. Prior to entering the philanthropic sector, Shawn served as founding Director of the Los Angeles HIV Law and Policy Project—an award-winning, wraparound legal services program in collaboration with UCLA School of Law, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and several legal and medical institutions—and Director of the Cancer Legal Resource Center. Shawn holds three bachelor’s degrees from the University of Southern California and a juris doctor from UCLA School of Law.