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Liz Dudek’s career in Florida’s state government spanned over 40 years across a variety of senior management positions including Secretary of the Agency for Health Care Administration and Deputy Secretary of Health Quality Assurance. As Secretary, Liz oversaw one of the largest Medicaid programs in the nation. Under her administration, the Agency successfully implemented the Statewide Medicaid Managed Care program and the establishment of the Care Provider Background Screening Clearinghouse. Liz has worked extensively with health care facilities, providers, and insurers. As a leader in health care regulation and insurance, her distinctive knowledge and experience give her unmatched insight into the needs of clients.


  • Health care regulation
  • Insurance regulation
  • Medicaid
  • Procurement
  • Florida state licensure programs



  • Agency for Health Care Administration
    • Secretary, 2010-2016
    • Deputy Secretary for Health Quality Assurance, 2001-2010
    • Assistant Deputy Secretary, Division of Managed Care and Health Quality, 2000-2001
    • Bureau Chief, Bureau of Health Facility Compliance, 1999-2000
    • Assistant Director, 1997-1999
    • Bureau Chief, Certificate of Need and Budget Review, 1990-1997
  • Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services
    • Health Services and Facilities Consultant Supervisor, Office of Regulation and Health Facilities, 1985-1990
    • Community Medical Facilities Consultant, Office of Community Medical Facilities, 1983-1985
    • Cluster Project Coordinator/Consultant, Developmental Services Program Office, 1980-1983
  • Behavioral Program Specialist, 1976-1978 and 1979-1980

Reconocimientos y Liderazgo

  • Listed, INFLUENCE Magazine, "Most Powerful People in Florida Health Care Politics," 2023
  • Selected, City & State Florida, “Florida Women Power 100,” 2022
  • Selected, City & State Florida, “Health Care Power 100,” 2022
  • Honoree, Florida Assisted Living Association, "Sid Rosenblatt Excellence in Leadership Award," 2021 
  • Team Member, a Law360 "Florida Powerhouse," 2018 
  • Honoree, United HomeCare Claude Pepper "Lifetime Achievement" Award, 2018
  • Team Member, Best Lawyers in America®, "Top Listed – Government Relations," 2018
  • Recommended, The Legal 500 United States, Healthcare - Service Providers, 2017
  • Recipient, Elmhurst College Alumni Merit Award, Distinguished Service to Society, 2016
  • Recipient, Florida ALFA “Outstanding Public Service Achievement Award, 2014
  • Board of Trustees, Elmhurst University
  • Board Member, Independence Landing, Inc.
  • Former Board of Trustees Member, Florida House on Capitol Hill 
  • Former Co-Executive Director, Governor’s Commission on Healthcare and Hospital Funding
  • Former Member, Florida Children and Youth Cabinet
  • Former Member, Florida Healthy Kids Corporation Board of Directors
  • Former Member, Statewide Council on Human Trafficking
  • Former Member, Florida Health Choices, Inc.
  • Former Member, Florida Assisted Living Task Force
  • Former Member, KidCare Coordinating Council


  • B.A., Elmhurst College
  • Deuxieme Degre, L’Alliance Francaise
˘ Not admitted to the practice of law.