Title: Special Projects Strategist
Organization: American Civil Liberties Union of Texas
Location: Houston, TX
Tonya D. Bradley is a public health advocate and a nonprofit development professional. She is passionate about public health policy, primarily serving as an advocate in raising awareness for lupus and domestic violence and eliminating racial disparities in healthcare and health education. As a lupus patient and survivor of domestic violence, she lobbies and publicly speaks on lupus, domestic violence, and teen dating violence.
She takes pride in her efforts to raise awareness as she has served as a Community Health Worker through the Texas Department of Health and Human Services since 2012. Tonya is currently on staff at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU); serves as a board member for HYPE Freedom School, Inc., and a lupus support group facilitator. She was recently selected to serve on an ASNI National Restorative Inclusion Practice Program to develop and design workplace training curriculum with Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) standards. She recently received an Esther M. Holderby Dedicated CHW Award and was a 2017 nominee for the Young Hearts Matter Award for advocacy related teen dating abuse.
Ms. Bradley earned a B.S. in Public Affairs from Texas Southern University and is currently pursuing a Masters of Public Administration at Marist College. She plans to continue her work and research in revealing how policy has shaped the racial impacts of public health on a theoretical and historical level. In her free time, she enjoys distance running and watching Nollywood films.