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Department: General Counsel

Vanessa Goodwin

Vanessa Goodwin is a senior legal counsel at the Heising-Simons Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation, Vanessa was the assistant general counsel at Arnold Ventures LLC, where she advised the organization on a variety of legal and business matters. Previously, she also served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, where she investigated …

Chelsey Ziegler-Scaffidi

Chelsey Ziegler-Scaffidi is the senior legal counsel at the Heising-Simons Foundation. Chelsey specializes in the law of exempt organizations, serves as a legal liaison to programs, and supports operations and corporate governance across the Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2022, Chelsey was counsel at the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation where …

Jennifer Shipp

Jennifer Shipp is the general counsel at the Heising-Simons Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2020, Jennifer was senior counsel at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, where she provided legal support for the foundation’s Global Development and Population program, and managed legal issues for the grants management and information technology teams. Previously, Jennifer …