The UT College of Social Work welcomed Dr. Altha Stewart and Belva Weathersby to the Board of Visitors in December. Thanks to the nominating committee for their work in identifying these outstanding women, who bring a wealth of experience and talent to the college’s board.
Dr. Altha Stewart is Senior Associate Dean for Community Health Engagement at the UT College of Medicine in Memphis. Stewart holds many titles at the UT Health Science Center. She is Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Director of the Center for Health in Justice Involved Youth, and Chief of Social and Community Psychiatry for the College of Medicine. She is also the Founder and Director of the new Youth Advocacy Coalition. Stewart is past president of the American Psychiatric Association.
Belva Weathersby is Director of Early Education and Youth for the Metropolitan Action Commission in Nashville Davidson County Government. Her long and distinguished career has focused on child development. She is former Director of Head Start in Nashville and has served in leadership roles in the Tennessee Department of Education, Georgia’s Head Start program, and the State of Georgia’s Children’s Cabinet. Weathersby is a social worker by training, with an MSW from Virginia Commonwealth University.