Stephen Matthews


Stephen Matthews is a senior program associate with Vera’s Restoring Promise initiative, working to help create prison housing units for young adults that are grounded in human dignity and restorative justice.

Before joining Vera in 2022, Stephen was a Bard College Public Health Fellow pursuing solutions to health inequities for marginalized populations. He was also a consultant to the New York State Psychiatric Institute and Columbia University, providing forward momentum on best practices and policies in the delivery of behavioral and mental health care across correctional settings.

Stephen holds an MPH from Columbia University with a certificate in health policy analysis.