Amp the Base Biographies

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

Hedy WeinbergHedy Weinberg joined the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Tennessee as their Executive Director in 1984. Hedy is particularly proud of ACLU-TN's advocacy in post 9-11 America, including campaigns to combat racial and ethnic profiling, to protect and promote religious freedom and privacy rights and to ensure fair treatment of immigrants. She now oversees a substantial expansion of the organizations' staff, program and resources.

Hedy 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. She serves on the Advisory Board of Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition and also served on the "Unmet Legal Needs: Alternative Strategies Advisory Committee" to the Access to Justice Commission of Tennessee Supreme Court and she is a 2011 alumni of Leadership Nashville.

Hedy grew up on Chicago's South Side. She is a graduate of Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa where she majored in history and psychology. She received her graduate degree from SSA.

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. Last October, Hedy was inducted into the Academy for Women of Achievement by the YWCA of Nashville and Middle Tennessee.


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.