Speaker Profile

Patricia E. Kefalas Dudek & Associates

Patricia E. Kefalas Dudek, CAP, Fellow

30445 Northwestern Highway, Suite 310
Farmington Hills, MI 48334
(248) 254-3462

Speaker Biography
Ms. Dudek is a prolific writer and lecturer on topics related to Medicaid, alternatives to guardianship and estate planning for people with disabilities, elders and their right to control their support services, and wrote the model contracts for Michigan’s Medicaid Self Determination Initiative. These contracts facilitate control over Medicaid service budgets and allow for creative solutions for housing and supports. Ms. Dudek was the first attorney in Michigan to draft a Pooled Accounts Trust for Medicaid planning and to secure approval for Medicaid by both the Social Security Administration and the State of MI. Ms. Dudek advises on the administration of special need trusts in creating public/private solutions for the support service and housing needs of elders and people with disabilities. She serves as a board member of The United Cerebral Palsy of Metropolitan Detroit, is an active member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and the Bonnell Foundation Board of Directors.