Julia Classen | Center for Victims of Torture

Julia Classen

Board Member

Julia Classen has been making an impact at state and national levels over many years, with specialization in issues related to women and youth, equity and social justice, and LGBTQ rights, in her career as a nonprofit organizational and governance consultant. Her areas of focus have included board development, organizational assessment, capacity building, performance management, leadership development, strategic management and planning, public policy formation and facilitation. Julia served as a Public and Nonprofit Leadership Center’s Hubert fellow at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota and as senior fellow for the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits.

Julia was an adjunct faculty member at the University of Minnesota, Humphrey School, teaching a graduate course on Nonprofit Board Development and Leadership. In addition, she taught Management and Governance of Nonprofits as a core course of the undergraduate major/minor in nonprofit management. She has served on numerous state and national nonprofit boards.



We heal victims of torture through unique services and professional care worldwide.

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We strengthen partners who heal torture survivors and work to prevent torture.

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We advocate for the protection & care of torture survivors and an end to torture.

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