Ken Schuesselin Jr acts as Assistant Director of State Engagement in North Carolina for Shatterproof's National Treatment Quality Initiatives. In this role, Ken leads strategic partnerships and stakeholder engagement in the state related to the implementation of Shatterproof programs to advance the quality of addiction treatment in the state.
Prior to joining Shatterproof, Ken was the Assistant Director for Consumer Policy for the North Carolina Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services. In this role, he directed the development of policies and initiatives that increased opportunities for community inclusion, self-determination, and Recovery. He served as the key policy advisor for individuals across the substance use disorders, developmental disabilities, and mental health systems. During his tenure, he provided expertise in the development of the Peer workforce, the elimination of stigma and discrimination across all disability groups and creating future advocates and leaders to have an impact on their own communities. Previously, he served as the Supportive Services Coordinator for Liberty Center Connections in Wooster Ohio, where he directed the development and implementation of the agencies Peer workforce. His career reflects an ongoing commitment to self-determination and ensuring policies and initiatives address the whole person in a way that promotes a healthy and full life. Ken holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration, both of which are from Kent State University.