Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPAP) Panel

  • Thu, April 11, 2019
  • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • James Lenox House, 49 E 73rd Street, NY, NY 10021


Registration is closed

CDPAP, or Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program, provides elderly and disabled individuals who are willing and able to manage their own care (or have someone willing and able to do so) the opportunity to recruit, hire, train, and employ an aide of their choice (including a family member who is not “legally responsible” for them) who will be paid by Medicaid to provide home care and/or skilled nursing services.
This month’s ESCOTA program, will look at the history of the CDPAP program, and how it works in practice today.


3:00pm: networking

3:30pm: announcements, presentation & Q&A


David Grumet

Michelle Galligan, LMSW

T.K. Small, Esq.

David Grumet has been working at Freedom Care since its inception in March of 2016. He started there in the role of Director of Intake and Enrollment and currently serves as Director of Strategic Partnerships. In his current role, his responsibilities include contracting, brand awareness, market growth, and many facets of daily operations. David is motivated to improve the lives of NY's home care recipients and is passionate about being part of the healthcare revolution. He previously worked at iAG Energy,  a leading Energy Efficiency firm in NYC.

Michelle Galligan, LMSW, earned her Masters in Social Work at California State University, Long Beach with a concentration in Older Adults and Aging. Her background includes senior case management, housing and homeless services for seniors as well as administration of social services and education for individuals with developmental disabilities. Ms. Galligan is currently employed at the Carter Burden Network as the Director of their Elder Abuse Program.

T.K. Small, Esq. has been an attorney since 1994, practicing primarily in the field of Disability Law and is a graduate of Long Island University and Brooklyn Law School. Additionally, he co-hosts a radio program called “The Largest Minority” on WBAI, New York, 99.5 FM in NYC.



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