Nancy Thaler has been appointed as the new Deputy Secretary of the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) beginning June 29. She recently served as the Executive Director of the National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services, assisting 51 state agencies in policy and program development, where she was involved in strategic planning, managing the operating budget, and directing the association’s activities. Thaler also previously served as the Director of Quality Improvement for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Deputy Secretary of ODP for both Republican and Democratic administrations, and several years as Executive Director of PA's Office of Vocational Rehabilitation.
H. Patrick "Pat" Clancy will join DHS on July 13, as the Special Advisor to the Secretary focusing on employment issues and the federal Workforce Investment and Opportunity Act. Clancy has a strong background in developing and managing career and workforce development programs. He recently served as the Director of Workforce Initiatives at Goodwill of Delaware and Delaware County and has 20+ years of experience in the field.
On June 29, former Acting Deputy Secretary at ODP, Steve Suroviec, will become the Special Advisor to the Secretary focusing on employment issues for people with disabilities. Before joining DHS, he served as the Executive Director of PA's Office of Vocational Rehabilitation.