Kelsey’s own recovery journey began in 2012 and launched her career in substance use and mental health services. Her experience includes providing direct services, leading state-wide programs, and consulting and presenting nationally on best practices. Kelsey is passionate about raising the bar for behavioral health services with a recovery-oriented, evidence-based approach.
Kelsey received an MSW from Florida State University and is a RCSWI, Certified Recovery Peer Specialist, Certified Community Health Worker, and Certified Recovery Support Specialist. Along with a group of dedicated leaders in the field, she co-authored the “National Practice Guidelines for Peer Specialists and Supervisors”, published by Psychiatric Services in 2021. She is committed to Shatterproof’s mission of eliminating the stigma associated with substance use and expanding access to quality treatment and currently serves as the Director of State Engagement for Shatterproof Treatment Atlas.