New Democracy Maps

Our Team

Ineke Mushovic

Executive Director

Ineke directs the Movement Advancement Project, including MAP's strategic analyses, LGBTQ movement analyses, and messaging analyses of our nation’s toughest issues—marriage, transgender rights, gun safety, immigration, voting access, partisanship in America, and abortion & reproductive healthcare. Her work is credited for helping shift public opinion in support of marriage equality in advance of the landmark 2015 Supreme Court decision. She is also 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. Contact Ineke at

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Logan Casey

SENIOR Policy Researcher & ADVISOR

Based in St. Louis, 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

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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

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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

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Brian Hinkle

Voting Policy Researcher

Brian is MAP's Senior Voting Policy Researcher. He is responsible for developing MAP’s new Democracy Maps initiative. Prior to joining MAP, Brian worked as a research analyst with the National Conference of State Legislatures, focusing on election policy. Based in Denver, Brian earned his J.D. from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law in 2017 with a specialty in constitutional rights. Contact Brian at

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Tshombe Laughman


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 non-profit community development creating opportunities for the underserved to improve their lives and strengthen their communities. Based on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Tshombe is a certified Project Manager Professional and earned his master’s in organizational development from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA. Contact Tshombe at

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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

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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

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