Ken is the Associate Director for Consumer Policy for the North Carolina Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services. In this role, he directs the development of policies and DMH initiatives that increase opportunities for community inclusion, self-determination, and Recovery. Mr. Schuesselin serves as the key policy advisor for consumers across the substance use disorders, developmental disabilities, and mental health systems. During his tenure, Mr. Schuesselin has 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 ensuring policies and initiatives address the whole person in a way that promotes a healthy and full life. Mr. Schuesselin holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration. Both of which are from Kent State University.
- Assistant Director for Consumer Policy and Engagement
- Department of Health and Human Services
- Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services