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Board of Directors

The following members make up the DLH Corp Board of Directors.  Please select an individual member below to learn more about them and the committees they contribute to.

  • Frederick G. Wasserman

    Chairman of the Board of Directors
    Frederick Wasserman joined the Board of Directors in January 2007 and was appointed as Chairman in July 2009. He has been President of FGW Partners, LLC, a financial management consulting firm since 2008. Mr. Wasserman was previously the Chief Operating/Financial Officer for Mitchell & Ness Nostalgia Co., a privately-held manufacturer and distributor of licensed sportswear and authentic team apparel. He also previously served as the President and Chief Financial Officer of Goebel of North America, a U.S. subsidiary of the German specialty gift maker. Mr. Wasserman started his career in the public accounting profession and served a Certified Public Accountant after receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.  He also currently serves on the Board of Directors for MAM Software Group, Inc.; Tapimmune, Inc., and SMTC Corp., and has previously served on the boards of Allied Defense Group, Inc., Acme Communications, Inc., Crown Crafts, Inc., Gilman + Ciocia, Inc., Breeze Eastern Corporation and National Holdings Company.  

  • Martin J. Delaney


    Martin J. Delaney joined the Board of Directors in July 1998. Mr. Delaney is an attorney and a prominent healthcare executive who began his hospital management career in 1971 as an Assistant Administrator at Nassau County Medical Center. He has been a director of a large regional Health Maintenance Organization on Long Island, the Hospital Association of New York State, the Greater New York Hospital Association, and chairman of the Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council. He has been President, CEO and a director of Winthrop University Hospital, Winthrop South Nassau University Health Care Systems, and the Long Island Health Network. He has a graduate degree in health care management from The George Washington University and a law degree from St. John’s University. He has been admitted to practice in New York State and federal courts.

  • Elder Granger, MD


    Dr. Elder Granger was elected to our Board of Directors in November 2014 after serving as a strategic advisor to DLH since 2011. Dr. Granger is a U.S. Army Major General (retired) and the President and Chief Executive Officer of The 5Ps LLC, a healthcare, education, and leadership consultancy. Dr. Granger served in the U.S. Army for over 35 years and was the Deputy Director and Program Executive Officer of the TRICARE Management Activity, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs). Dr. Granger led the largest US and multi-national battlefield health system in our recent history while serving as Commander, Task Force 44th Medical Command and Command Surgeon for the Multinational Corps Iraq. Dr. Granger received a B.S. Degree from Arkansas State University and earned his medical degree from University of Arkansas School of Medicine. He was awarded the Henry Kaiser Medical Fellowship for Medical Excellence and Leadership and is board certified by the American College of Physician Executives, American Board of Medical Quality and American Board of Internal Medicine among numerous other medical certifications.  Additionally, Dr. Granger is certified in Cybersecurity Oversight from Carnegie Mellon University and has served as an advisor and member on the boards of several privately-held companies.

  • Frances M. Murphy, MD


    Dr. Frances M. Murphy was elected to our Board of Directors in February 2016. Dr. Murphy has been the CEO of the woman-owned and veteran-owned Sigma Health Consulting, LLC since 2010. Dr. Murphy is a health care executive with extensive experience in managing, operating, and transforming large health care organizations. Her areas of expertise include health information technology; leadership development; healthcare management; neuroscience and mental health; women’s health; quality and safety; study design and research management; and veterans’ and military health. She is a board-certified neurologist and has extensive leadership experience in public and private sector healthcare organizations. Dr. Murphy is a U.S. Air Force Veteran and retired from the Department of Veterans Affairs in 2007 after a 20-year career working in medical centers and at the VA Central Office. She has served as the Deputy Under Secretary for Health (DUSH) for Health Policy Coordination and as the Principal DUSH.  She has served on several nonprofit Boards including Trustee for Noblis Inc, Inc. from 2008-2015.   Dr. Murphy received a MD from Georgetown University School of Medicine, a M.P.H., from the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, and a B.S., Biology, from the Nazareth College of Rochester.

  • Zachary Parker

    CEO, President

    Zach Parker joined the Board of Directors in February 2010. As President, Chief Executive Officer, and board member of DLH Holdings Corp, Mr. Parker leads DLH’s 1400 employees across 30 states in providing health technology-enabled business process outsourcing and program management solutions to support large-scale, federal health and human services initiatives. Prior to joining DLH, Mr. Parker held leadership positions with leading government services organizations within Northrop Grumman Corporation, VT Group, GE Government Services (now Lockheed Martin), and VSE Corporation.  Mr. Parker has served on the boards of joint ventures, companies, and associations. He has served as co-chairman of the DoD/Industry Partnership Executive Council, and held committee lead positions with National Defense Industry Association, American Society of Naval Engineers, and remains an active member of the Washington DC-based Professional Services Council. He currently serves on the Government Affairs Council and the Veteran Affairs Task Force. Mr. Parker earned his Behavioral Sciences degree from CSU Northridge (with honors) in 1979 specializing in Human Factors Engineering (minor in statistics) in addition to completing post-graduate studies.  He is a product of the GE Crotonville Leadership Development Program.  In addition he completed Executive Management certifications in Earned Value Management (The Wharton School) and Executive Financial Management (Darden Graduate School of Management).

  • Austin Yerks


    Austin J. Yerks, III was elected to our Board of Directors in November 2012. Mr. Yerks is the founding President of AJY III Government Strategies LLC, a consultancy focused on supporting strategic alliances between commercial firms and Federal agencies. Mr. Yerks has served as a senior executive in the federal marketplace for over 30 years and has held senior leadership positions with Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), serving as the President of their North American Public Sector—Defense and Intelligence Group and as the President of their Federal Business Development organization. Before joining CSC, Mr. Yerks held senior management and marketing positions with other prominent defense companies. Mr. Yerks served as a director of NCI, Inc., is a member of the board of directors for the National Defense Industrial Association, and serves on other trade associations that support the government services market. He also served 10 years in the United States Army.  Mr. Yerks holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Miami and a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point. 

  • James P. Allen


    James “Jim” P. Allen was appointed to our board of directors in July 2017. Mr. Allen has worked for over 40 years as a senior financial executive in the aerospace and defense and federal government technology services industry. He previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Global Defense Technology & Systems, Inc. (now known as Sotera Defense Solutions, Inc.), a provider of mission-critical systems and services to the national security agencies of the Federal Government. Previously, Mr. Allen served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Veridian Corporation, and as Chief Financial Officer for both GRC International, Inc. and CACI International Inc., all publicly traded companies in the Federal IT services sector. His experience covers a broad range of public and private financing activities, extensive work in investor relations and mergers and acquisitions. He currently serves on the boards of several companies in the federal technology services sector, including Applied Research Associates, Inc.; Noblis, Inc.; and Preferred Systems Solutions, Inc. Mr. Allen received his BS and MBA from the University of Maryland and has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1974.

  • Stephen J. Zelkowicz


    Stephen J. Zelkowicz was elected to our Board of Directors in July 2020. Mr. Zelkowicz brings strong analytical skills and extensive experience within the capital markets industry, having served as an equity research analyst at Wynnefield Capital, Inc., an investment firm specializing in small, publicly-traded companies, since 1999. He currently serves on the board of Summer Infant, Inc., where he is chair of the Governance and Nominating Committee and a member of the Compensation Committee. Mr. Zelkowicz holds a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from Columbia University.