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Ineke Mushovic

Executive Director

Ineke directs the Movement Advancement Project, including MAP's strategic analyses, LGBTQ movement analyses, and all inquiries into issues of LGBTQ movement communications. She is a former McKinsey & Company consultant with 20 years of strategy experience, including a successful stint as Vice President of Strategy for a dot-com start-up and as Chief Strategist for an advertising agency. Ineke's nonprofit strategy work includes the YWCA, the United Way, and Impact on Education. She has consulted on LGBTQ issues since early 2005. Contact Ineke at ineke@lgbtmap.org.

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Darren Arquero

Communications Specialist

Darren provides strategic support for MAP's digital engagement and communications efforts. With a decade of nonprofit experience, he uses the power of storytelling to advance multidisciplinary research for impactful change. Prior to joining MAP, Darren led digital strategy and engagement for The PRIDE Study at Stanford University and served as a Butler Koshland Fellow in strategic communications at the National Center for Lesbian Rights. Based in Houston, Darren earned his BA degree from Rice University and an MA degree from the University of California, Berkeley, where he also did work towards a doctorate. Contact Darren at darren@lgbtmap.org.

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Logan Casey

SENIOR Policy Researcher & ADVISOR

Based in Cleveland, Logan is MAP's Senior Policy Researcher & Advisor. He creates accessible and persuasive policy research and resources, manages all policy-related data including the LGBTQ Equality Maps tracking state and local progress, and leads MAP's movement capacity research. Prior to joining MAP, Logan was a Research Associate for the Harvard Opinion Research Program, where he was the deputy director on a polling series about discrimination in America, among other projects. He earned his Ph.D. in political science in 2016 from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, where his research focused on the influence of emotions in public opinion toward LGBTQ people and issues. Contact Logan at logan@lgbtmap.org.

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Rebecca Farmer

Communications Director

Rebecca is the Communications Director at MAP. She has worked for 20 years helping social change organizations utilize strategic communications and storytelling to maximize their impact. She previously served as the Director of Communications at the ACLU of Northern California, Interim Chief Communications Officer at Freedom for All Americans, and the Director of Strategic Communications at the State Bar of California. Contact Rebecca at rebecca@lgbtmap.org.

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Naomi Goldberg

Deputy director

LGBTQ Program Director

Naomi directs MAP's LGBTQ Program. She also serves as MAP's deputy director. Naomi brings more than a decade of LGBTQ policy research experience, including having led work about LGBTQ people and the criminal justice system, the importance of marriage for same-sex couples and their families, and the challenges facing LGBTQ workers, LGBTQ women, and LGBTQ people of color. Prior to joining MAP, Naomi completed a public policy fellowship at the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law. She received her master of public policy from the University of Michigan’s Ford School of Public Policy and graduated from Mount Holyoke College. Contact Naomi at naomi@lgbtmap.org.

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Tshombe Laughman

Senior Program Manager, Open to All

Based on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Tshombe is the Senior Program Manager for Open to All. He collaborates on program strategy, development, and launch; corporate recruitment and engagement; resource creation and distribution; and partner management. Before joining MAP, Tshombe worked for more than 15 years in nonprofit community development creating opportunities for the underserved to improve their lives and strengthen their communities. He is a certified Project Manager Professional and earned his master’s in organizational development from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. Contact Tshombe at tshombe@opentoall.com.

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Sean Lund

Messaging Research Director

Sean directs MAP’s messaging and communications research. Based in Los Angeles, Sean has led the development of MAP research and resources for effective persuasion on a wide range of issues, including LGBT nondiscrimination protections, public accommodations access for transgender people, harmful religious exemptions laws, marriage for same-sex couples, adoption by LGBTQ parents, safe messaging around suicide and LGBTQ populations, and more. Prior to joining MAP, Sean served for 11 years with the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), where he led the organization’s movement capacity-building work in the areas of messaging and communications strategy. Contact Sean at sean@lgbtmap.org.

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Calla DEVLIN Rongerude

Director, Open to All

Calla Devlin Rongerude is the director for Open to All. Calla has more than 15 years’ nonprofit experience creating and implementing national and state-level communications and public education campaigns on a wide array of issues ranging from arts, higher education, equality, and civil rights. She has worked extensively in coalitions, including with civil rights groups, businesses, labor unions, faith leaders, and advocacy organizations. She started her career in the book and publishing industry, where she specialized in news-driven marketing and communications campaigns that positioned authors as experts. Contact Calla at calla@opentoall.com.

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Kentra Tillman

Program Associate, Open to All

Kentra is the program associate for Open to All. With more than 10 years’ experience working with nonprofits, including Johns Hopkins, Living Classrooms, and the American Association of University Women (AAUW), Kentra brings strong relationship building, emotional intelligence, and diverse technical skills to MAP. (S)he is a graduate of the University of Virginia's cognitive science program, a master's in public administration candidate, and has studied various subjects ranging from African Philosophy to Automotive Technology in South Africa, Zambia, Maryland, and Texas. Contact Kentra at kentra@opentoall.com .

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