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DIVERSITY, EQUITY

AND INCLUSION

PATRICK ORCIANI

DIRECTOR

patrick.orciani@maryland.gov

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​6 St. Paul Street, Suite 1400

Baltimore, MD  21202

WHO WE ARE

OPD is comprised of hundreds of employees all united to achieve a common goal:  providing client-centered representation which promotes justice, fairness, and the dignified treatment of our clients.  To satisfy this mission, we embrace the interdependence of each district, division, and professional unit within our organization. We recognize that no single employee can fulfill our mission alone and every employee must be included in the work and the conversations

DEI COUNCIL

The DEI Council is a group made of employees across the agency who will work with administration - - all of whom will help jumpstart and manage the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion *(DEI) Program.  The DEI Council will provide governance and oversight on diversity efforts focusing on the pillars of the DEI Program: Culture, Recruiting, and Training/Professional Development. The primary role of the council will be to connect DEI activities to a broader business-driven results oriented strategy. Learn more about the DEI Council members here.

THE DEI MISSION STATEMENT 

OPD is ALL in!

At OPD, our differences help us help our clients. Recognizing, respecting, and understanding our differences will make us supportive colleagues, better listeners, and successful advocates. 

Our races, ethnicities, national origins, gender identities, ages, religious beliefs, disabilities, and who we love make up who we are as a collective. It is MOPD’s joint mission to continue evolving in this aspect by recruiting diverse talent, investing in their professional development, increasing cultural awareness, and promoting an environment that will continue to be a safe space for all.