Hedy Weinberg, Lab '71, AM '77
Executive Director American Civil Liberties Union Nashville
Hedy Weinberg

Hedy Weinberg joined the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Tennessee as their Executive Director in 1984. An affiliate of the National ACLU, ACLU-TN’s mission is to protect and promote the guarantees of the Bill of Rights and the Tennessee Constitution. ACLU deploys an integrative advocacy model, using a range of tactics including public education, legislative lobbying, coalition-building, and litigation.

Hedy is especially proud of ACLU -TN’s Smart Justice and Access to the Ballot Box campaigns which focuses on awareness and legislative initiatives. She is a founding member and steering committee member of “Nashville For All of Us” which successfully organized the campaign to defeat the “English-Only” ballot initiative in Nashville, and of Healthy and Free Tennessee, a statewide coalition focusing on promoting reproductive justice. She also serves on the the Steering Committees of the American Constitution Society –Nashville Chapter and of Our Muslim Neighbors.

A visible advocate, Hedy has been quoted in the national and international media, including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, and the Washington Post, and has appeared on CNN, CBS News and the BBC network.

Hedy grew up on the south side of Chicago and received her BA in history and psychology from Grinnell College and her MA from the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago.

Hedy has been recognized for her advocacy work and is the recipient of the Human Relations Award from the National Conference on Community and Justice – Nashville Chapter; the Tennessee Library Association’s Freedom of Information Award; and the Human Rights Campaign Equality Award. In 2012, Hedy was inducted into the Academy for Women of Achievement by the YWCA of Nashville and Middle Tennessee and last year she received the Bridge Builders Award from the American Muslim Advisory Council.


Bradley Stolbach, PhD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Bradley StolbachA licensed clinical psychologist, Bradley Stolbach, PhD, focuses on developing trauma-informed programs and services. He applies his work to a variety of settings, including the Pediatric Mobile Medical Unit and the Center for Community Health and Vitality.

Stolbach serves as clinical director of Healing Hurt People - Chicago, a trauma-informed hospital-based violence intervention model implemented in emergency pediatric settings in Chicago. Healing Hurt People - Chicago is a partnership of the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital the Trauma Department. of John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, and The Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice at the Drexel University School of Public Health, where the Healing Hurt People model was developed.

As a UChicago Medicine Urban Health Initiative faculty fellow, Stolbach helped found Project FIRE, an artist development employment program that offers healing through glassblowing to youth injured by gun violence. He also co-founded La Rabida Children's Hospital's Chicago Child Trauma Center, which he directed until 2013. 

Stolbach's research activities focus on developmental trauma disorder in urban children, cumulative trauma in young children, links between poverty and trauma, and the role of developmental trauma in the lives of children and youth affiliated with armed groups.