Office of Appointments and Executive Nominations

The Maryland Department of Health's (MDH) Office of Appointments and Executive Nominations (OAEN) is responsible for recruiting and processing nominees for appointment to regulatory boards, task forces, commissions and advisory councils.

The recruitment process is done pursuant to the specifications of State Statute for Health Occupations and Health General of the Annotated Code of Maryland or by Executive Order.  Additionally, new task forces, committees or advisory councils may be are created through legislation.   

The OAEN monitors more then 1100 active appointments, tracks the length of terms of each individual, recruits for vacancies created by resignations and fulfillment of term requirements.   

Each regulatory board, commission, committee and advisory council has differing eligiblity requirements for membership.  When appointing, divieristy in racial, geographical and gender amongst the membership must be maintained.   

The MDH's Office of Appointments and Executive Nominations works in conjunction with the Governor’s Appointments Office, members of the Maryland General Assembly, executive directors of the regulatory boards, state departments and agencies, professional associations, the State Ethics Commission, and the MDH's Office of the Attorney General. 

For additional information on appointment opportunities, please contact:
Kim Bennardi, Administrator 
  Direct phone - 410-767-4049

Current Recruitments

The MDH accepts applications from Maryland residents on an ongoing basis.

The MDH is particularly in need of  applicants for the following seats: 

  • Consumer members for Health Occupation Boards.  
  • Individuals and advocates for individuals with HIV
  • Health professionals and members of the general public with an interest in the operation of State operated facilities for individuals with mental illness, developmental disabilities or chronic medical conditions
  • Individuals with a connection or interest in the dairy industry (farmers, dairy producers, retailers)


For a list of all regulatory boards and commissions with links to their web sites, click here

For information on how to apply, please visit the Governor's Appointment Office website​