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Freedom from Sexual Violence

CCASA Change Maker Emily Tofte Nestaval



About Emily Tofte Nestaval

Emily has over 13 years experience in the anti-violence field. She began working in the field and as a domestic violence crisis hotline volunteer. After attending graduate school, Emily was able to meld her passion for serving survivors of violence and non-profit management when she became the Executive Director of the Network Against Sexual and Domestic Abuse (now H.A.V.E.N.) in Bozeman, Montana. In 2008, she moved to Colorado where she was the Assistant Director of Moving to End Sexual Assault (MESA) and later the Executive Director of the Rocky Mountain Victim Law Center (RMvlc). In 2009, she had the privilege to be elected and serve as the Chairperson of the Board of Directors for the Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CCASA) until 2013 when her term ended. In 2014, Emily moved to Minnesota and continues to work in the anti-violence field as the Financial Manager at the Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MNCASA) fulfilling her goal and dream of working at a statewide coalition. Emily is a graduate of Indiana University – Bloomington and holds a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Michigan.

Emily & CCASA

Emily has been involved as a volunteer and supporter of CCASA since 2009. She began her volunteer experience with the Board of Directors and was elected to Chairperson shortly after joining the Board. During her time as Board Chairperson, she was able to participate and support in a significant change process the organization undertook under Erin Jemison’s leadership. During her time on the Board, she was actively involved in the Executive, Finance, and Fundraising committees and was dedicated to creating a stable foundation for CCASA that supports its ongoing growth and mission. After her term ended in 2013, Emily stayed involved with CCASA’s important work in public policy and forensic compliance. While Emily moved to Minnesota in 2014, she remains connected to the important work of CCASA through individual membership and fundraising support.