Office of Appointments and Executive Nominations

About Us

​​​​​​​​​​​​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 eligibility r​equirements for membership. When appointing, diversity 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. ​

​Paper application- for information purposes

​ Read as follows: 

These forms can only be used if applying for a seat appointed by the Secretary of the Maryland Department of Health. ​

Please complete Biographical Information form and ​Appointee Exemption Disclosure form and email both forms along with a copy of your resume to​​. 

In the subject line of the email, please note the name of the board that you are applying for. 

​For additional information on appointment opportunities, please contact: ​

​Michelle Morningred​, Administrator 

Direct phone - (667)203-8985​

E-mail -​​