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The Office of Appointments and Executive Nominations for the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) 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 are created through legislation each year which require a particular recruitment process and are usually required to be fully appointed and staffed by May, June, July or October of that same year.   

This office monitors over 3600 active appointments, tracks the length of terms of each individual and recruits for vacancies created by resignations and fulfillment of term requirement.  

Each regulatory board, task force, committee and advisory council has different licensure requirements and term eligibility, depending on statute or Executive Order.  While recruiting racial, geographical and gender diversity must be maintained.  

The Office of Appointments and Executive Nomination works with the Governor’s Appointments Office, executive directors of the regulatory boards, state departments and agencies, associations, the State Ethics Commission and the Office of the Attorney General for the Department. 

Office of Appointments & Executive Nominations

201 W. Preston Street, 5th Floor

Baltimore, MD  21201

Office - 410-767-4049

FAX – 410-333-6489

Email -

Office of Governor 


Current Recruitments


Openings !!!

​All Health Occupation Boards have seats for "consumer' members. These members are to be the voice of the consumer. Each Board licenses professionals in accordance with the Board's regulations. Additionally, Boards insure quality, while promoting customer service and protection of the public.

Board members are appointed by the Governor to four year terms. Board members are compensated for travel expenses and receive a per diem. Time commitments and additional duties of Board members vary by Board.

The following Boards are now accepting applications for consumer members. For more information on the Board, please click on the link.

If you are interested in being considered for appointment as a consumer member, please contact Kim Bennardi, Administrator, Office of Appointments and Executive Nominations, at or 410-767-4049, for more information.