MaeBright Group, LLC works with state agencies, service-providing non-profits, businesses, schools, and communities that want to evaluate and improve the services they provide to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) people.

Ev Evnen     Director And partner

Ev Evnen joins MaeBright from a policy and research background, and heads data and evaluation activities. Ev holds an MPP and MBA from the Heller School of Social Policy and Management at Brandeis. Throughout graduate school, they were involved in a number of diversity and inclusion initiatives, including work on the Heller Diversity Steering Committee. Ev has also worked with GLSEN as a Research Fellow, conducting research on outcomes from LGBTQ high school athletes. They hold a BA from Wesleyan University.

Missy Sturtevant, LCSW     Manager and founder

MaeBright was founded by Missy Mae Sturtevant, LCSW. Missy holds over a decade of training and facilitation experience. She studied social work at Wheelock College and has a BA in Psychology with minors in Health and Wellness as well as Theatre from Cedar Crest College. Missy has direct and macro level social work experience that includes policy research, youth leadership development, group home care, and inclusive comprehensive sexuality education. 

Taneekah Johnson    TC EXTRAORDINAIRE 

Taneekah Johnson is a community organizer, entrepreneur, and cupcake genius. She joins MaeBright with a BA from Clark University, and over 15 years experience in non-profit management, program development, and sales. In her role as TC Extraordinaire (Training Coordinator Extraordinaire) Taneekah serves as a driver, organizer, speaker solicitor; whatever it takes to support MaeBright's training efforts. 

MaeBright is dedicated to building a diverse network of trainers and public speakers to share their gifts and experiences in this field. We invite you to be involved and share your voice.


We are available for consulting, training, and technical assistance to create sustainable change and increased cultural competency. We work with state agencies, service-providing non-profits, schools, religious communities, summer camps, or any other groups and communities looking for our services.