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Director’s Retirement

retirementDuring the 6th annual Legislative Awareness Day, Director Kornberg announced that she will be transitioning out of her role as Director of the Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. After seven years with the Office, Director Kornberg stated, “This has been a wonderful opportunity to bring services and access to the deaf, hard of hearing, and deafblind communities. It is with mixed emotion that I announce I will be leaving the office and returning to my work as a psychotherapist in the community.”

The Governor’s Appointments Office, in collaboration with Deputy Chief of Staff Amanda O’Malley and the staff at ODHH are working with stakeholders to develop clear guidelines for the appointment of a new Director. Interested applicants should send their resume with a cover letter and writing sample to Secretary Fielder in the Governor’s Appointments Office ( by May 22. Please see ODHH’s May 1st position announcement for more information.

In addition, ODHH is excited to announce the recent hire of Adriana Featherstone as the new Administrative Assistant in the Office. (See next article). Director Kornberg believes that while change can be scary, it is also exciting and brings great opportunities for the new administration and for the office.

The Customer Service Promise
The State of Maryland pledges to provide constituents, businesses, customers, and stakeholders with services in the following manner:
  • Friendly and Courteous: We will be helpful and supportive and have a positive attitude and passion for what we do.
  • Timely and Responsive: We will be ​proactive, take initiative, and anticipate your needs.
  • ​Accurate and Consistent: We will always aim for 100% accuracy, and be consistent in how we interpret a​nd implement state policies and procedures.
  • Accessible and Convenient: ​We will continue to simplify and improve access to information and resources.
  • Truthful and Transparent: We will advance a culture of honesty, clarity and trust.

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Click here to view our FY19 Customer Service Annual Report.