Meet Our Team

Edjah Nduom

Founder, Co-Chair
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Edjah K. Nduom, MD, FAANS, is Associate Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at Emory University School of Medicine. A fellowship-trained and board certified neurosurgical oncologist, Dr. Nduom’s clinical specialty is the surgical management of brain and spinal cord tumors. Dr. Nduom obtained his B.S. in Biomechanical Engineering at Stanford University in 2002 and subsequently obtained his M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 2006. Dr Nduom then pursued Neurosurgical training in the Department of Neurosurgery at Emory University and was awarded an NIH R25 Research Development Grant during his residency. In 2012, he completed an in-folded Research Fellowship in Neurosurgical Oncology at NIH. Dr Nduom completed his neurosurgical training in 2013 and then pursued an additional Neurosurgical Oncology Fellowship at UT MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, where he was awarded the Jesse H. Jones Fellowship in Cancer Education. He then served as faculty in the Surgical Neurology Branch of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke from 2015 to 2020, when he was recruited back to Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Nduom is a member of the executive committee of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS). Dr Nduom is the first African-American to serve as the Chair of the Young Neurosurgeons Committee of the AANS, and he is a Founding Steering Committee member of the Society for Neuro-Oncology Sub Saharan Africa. Outside of neurosurgery, Dr Nduom has held numerous leadership positions. At Stanford University, he was Assistant Vice-President of the Western Region of Alpha Phi Alpha and served as an Undergraduate Senator for the Associated Students of Stanford University. He was the President of the Medical Student Government at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

Nzinga Harrison

Founder, Co-Chair
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Co-Founder and Vice-Chair of the Board of Physicians for Criminal Justice Reform, Inc., Dr. Nzinga Harrison is a double-board certified physician in addiction medicine and psychiatry with nearly two decades of experience practicing medicine. She is Co-Founder & Chief Medical Officer for Eleanor Health, a value-based provider of comprehensive, outpatient addiction treatment and Member-At-Large for the American Society of Addiction Mediccine Board of Directors. The Indianapolis native also hosts a weekly podcast, “In Recovery”, where she answers any and all questions about addiction, treatment, mental health, recovery, and everything in between.

Kristin Huntoon

Public Relations Committee Chair
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Kristin Huntoon, PhD DO, is a neurosurgical research fellow at MD Anderson Cancer Center. She has been passionate about social and health care injustice since medical school when she held positions in the American Medical Student Association as Health Policy Chair, Health Care for All Chair, and Paul Ambrose Health Care for All Leadership Conference Chair. She served as a member of the Gun Violence Task Force within the National Physician’s Alliance and is an active board member of Physicians for Criminal Justice Reform. Dr. Huntoon is a firm believer that healthcare is a human right and that the injustice of our most disenfranchised needs to be addressed through expanding access to health care, particularly mental health services; increasing diversity and behavioral health training for those working in criminal justice; improving juvenile justice policies programs and practices; emphasizing rehabilitation & reentry programs; and ensuring appropriate care for the aging and elderly individuals in our criminal justice system.

Kameron Lee Matthews

Correctional Health Taskforce Assistant Director
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Dr. Kameron Leigh Matthews is the Assistant Under Secretary for Health for Clinical Services and Chief Medical Officer of the Veterans Health Administration, the nation’s largest integrated health system. In her role she serves as VHA’s Functional Champion for the EHR Modernization across the health system, directing the clinical, business, and operational direction of the system’s deployment to a commercial EHR. Dr. Matthews earned her bachelor’s degree in public policy studies from Duke University, her medical degree from Johns Hopkins University and her law degree from the University of Chicago. She completed her residency in Family Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Matthews has focused her career on underserved and vulnerable patient populations, having held multiple leadership roles in correctional medicine, federally qualified health centers, and managed care. She has received multiple honors including being named a 2017 National Minority Quality Forum 40 Under 40 Leader in Minority Health and in 2020, she was elected to the National Academy of Medicine. She sits on the board of directors of the National Quality Forum and the advisory board of the National Minority Quality Forum. She is a founding board member of the Physicians for Criminal Justice Reform. As a passion outside of work, she founded and co-directs the Tour for Diversity in Medicine, an initiative seeking to bring premedical enrichment activities to underrepresented minority high school and undergraduate students across the country. 

Zane Kaleem

Correctional Health Taskforce Assistant Director
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Zane Kaleem is a medical student at Drexel University College of Medicine pursuing a residency in psychiatry. He is interested in public policy and innovative approaches to improving health outcomes and public health. He loves getting others engaged in these issues and is probably writing a new op-ed or sharing his thoughts on his Medium blog right now. You can find him listening to the Fixing Healthcare and EconTalk podcasts or reading about the latest news in criminal justice reform and mental healthcare in his free time. 

Heewon Park

Leadership Intern
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Heewon Park is an undergraduate student of Political Science, Peace and Conflict Studies, and Statistics at Swarthmore College. She has been working with PfCJR since 2019, and has been involved with writing PfCJR newsletters, creating the interactive state policy map, and coordinating with Local Organizing Chairs. She is interested in public policy, innovative approaches toward social change, and foreign language learning!

Victorya Valentine

Leadership Intern

Victorya is a junior at Indiana University majoring in Epidemiology and International Studies with a minor in French. She has been working with PfCJR since 2021 and is involved with social media management and membership outreach. She is passionate about health equity and plans to attend graduate school for international affairs and global health.