MaeBright Group, LLC supports state agencies, non-profits, businesses, and communities that want to evaluate and improve the services and climate they provide to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning + (LGBTQ+) people. We accomplish this through policy work, trainings on LGBTQ+ cultural competency, and other proven interventions. We are based in Cambridge, and do work across Massachusetts and the North East.

Ev Evnen     Director 

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. 

Raimi Marx    Training and ADMINISTRATIVE Superstar  

Raimi Marx is a trainer and facilitator with twelve years of experience in helping communities create more nurturing and anti-oppressive spaces for LGBTQ+ people, survivors of partner abuse and sexual assault, and youth. They join MaeBright with an MA in Education, for which they published a guide on building trans-inclusive educational spaces. Raimi most recently worked in the field of sexual and reproductive health, ensuring youth and adults have access to comprehensive and affirming sexual health care and education. 

Taneekah Johnson    Collaborator and trainer 

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, trainer, speaker solicitor; whatever it takes to support MaeBright's training efforts. 

Missy Sturtevant, LCSW     Collaborator 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. Starting in October 2017, Missy is moving to a consultant position with MaeBright.