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ANNOUNCEMENTS > ODP Deputy Secretary announces Retirement

20 Aug 2018

Nancy Thaler, Deputy Secretary of the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP), has announced her retirement effective August 31, 2018.  
During her tenure as Deputy Secretary, she advanced the philosophy of “Everyday Lives,” confirming the right of people with disabilities to live an everyday life. She has respectfully been referred to as a “champion for individuals with disabilities' within Pennsylvania.
Secretary Thaler has served as the Deputy Secretary since June 2015.
Kristin Ahrens, ODP Director of the Bureau of Policy and Quality Management, will serve as Acting Deputy Secretary upon Secretary Thaler's retirement.