DLH Investor Relations

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 our Chairman in July 2009. Mr. Wasserman is President of FGW Partners, LLC, a financial management consulting firm he started effective May 1, 2008. From August 2005 until December 31, 2006, Mr. Wasserman was the Chief Operating/Financial Officer for Mitchell & Ness Nostalgia Co., a privately-held manufacturer and distributor of licensed sportswear and authentic team apparel. Prior to Mitchell & Ness, Mr. Wasserman served as the President of Goebel of North America, a U.S. subsidiary of the German specialty gift maker, from 2001 to 2005. Mr. Wasserman also served as the Chief Financial Officer of Goebel North America in 2001. Mr. Wasserman began his career in the public accounting profession. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, and has been a Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Wasserman also currently serves as a director of MAM Software Group, Inc. (chairman—Audit Committee and member— Compensation; Governance and Nomination Committees), and SMTC Corp. (Chair — Audit Committee and member — Compensation and Management Development and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees). He has previously served as a director of the following companies: Allied Defense Group, Inc. from December 2006 to July 2010 (member—Audit Committee and Ethics and Governance Committee), Acme Communications, Inc. from December 2006 to June 2013 (chairman—Compensation Committee, member—Audit Committee), Crown Crafts, Inc. from July 2007 to August 2010 (member— Compensation Committee), and Gilman + Ciocia, Inc. from September 2007 to October 2013 (chairman—Compensation Committee, member—Audit Committee).

  • William H. Alderman


    William H. Alderman joined the Board of Directors in January 2007. Mr. Alderman has over 20 years’ experience providing investment banking services across multiple industries, with a particular expertise in financings, and mergers and acquisitions in the aerospace and defense industry. Since March 2001, Mr. Alderman has been the President of Alderman & Company, a securities broker specializing in the aerospace and defense industries. Mr. Alderman started his career at Bankers Trust Company and has held senior positions in investment management and corporate development at GE Capital (1990-1995), Aviation Sales Company (1996-1999), and as Managing Director of the aviation investment banking practice of Fieldstone Investments (1999-2001). Mr. Alderman received a MBA from J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management in 1989 and is also a graduate of Kenyon College and the Taft School. Mr. Alderman served as a director of Breeze‑Eastern Corp. (chair—nominating committee and member—Audit Committee and Strategic Planning Committee) from 2007 to January 2012 and currently is a member of the Industry Alliance Group of the Supplier Excellence Alliance.

  • 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.

  • Dr. Elder Granger


    Dr. Elder Granger was elected to our Board of Directors in November 2014. Dr. Granger is a U.S. Army Major General (retired) and the President and Chief Executive Officer of The 5Ps LLC. Dr. Granger previously served as an advisor to DLH on its strategic advisory board from October 2011 until his election to the Board. 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) in Washington, D.C. from 2005-2009. In this role he served as the principal advisor to the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs) on DoD health plan, policy and performance. He oversaw the acquisition, operation and integration of DoD’s managed care program within the Military Health System. Prior to joining TRICARE Management Activity, 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. Presently, Dr. Granger is the President and CEO of The 5Ps, LLC, a healthcare, education, and leadership consultancy he founded following his retirement from the U.S. Army. Dr. Granger received a B.S. Degree from Arkansas State University and earned his medical degree from University of Arkansas School of Medicine. Upon graduation from the University of Arkansas School of Medicine, he was awarded the Henry Kaiser Medical Fellowship for Medical Excellence and Leadership. Dr. Granger is board certified by the American College of Physician Executives, American Board of Medical Quality and American Board of Internal Medicine, holds numerous medical certifications and is certified in Cybersecurity Oversight from Carnegie Mellon University. He is also a current and former advisor or member of the board of directors of additional privately-held companies.

  • Dr. Frances M. Murphy


    Dr. Frances M. Murphy was elected to our Board of Directors in February 2016. Dr. Murphy is the CEO of Sigma Health Consulting, LLC, a woman-owned, veteran-owned small business and has held this position since April 2010. Dr. Murphy is a health care executive with extensive experience in managing, operating, and transforming large health care organizations. She serves as a consultant with respect to 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 had a 20 year career working in the Department of Veterans Affairs at medical centers and in VA Central Office. She served as the Deputy Under Secretary for Health (DUSH) for Health Policy Coordination from 2002 - 2006 and as the Principal DUSH from 1999-2002. She retired from VA in 2007 and has served as an independent consultant since that time. Dr. Murphy is a U.S. Air Force veteran, received a M.D. 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. Mr. Parker is president, chief executive officer, and board member of DLH Holdings Corp, a growing government services provider with approximately 1,200 employees in 25 states. DLH specializes in performance-based logistics and supply chain management, healthcare services, and information technology and technical services for DoD, federal, and civil agencies. Prior to joining DLH Mr. Parker held positions with leading government services organizations within Northrop Grumman Corporation, VT Group, GE Government Services (now Lockheed Martin), and VSE Corporation. He has accomplished an outstanding track record for transitioning and profitably growing businesses having held positions including company president and executive VP for business development with the VT Group; Executive director, western region operations manager, and corporate account manager for Northrop Grumman (included Litton and PRC); and facility and program manager positions with GE and VSE Corporation. In addition he has served on the boards of joint ventures, companies, and associations. 

    During his over 25 year tenure in the aerospace and defense government services business he has lead DoD operations in support of Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force programs ranging from acquisition management, readiness & logistics planning and execution, systems engineering and integration, test & evaluation and sustainment. Systems and product lines include warfare and combat systems for surface, subsurface and aviation platforms; information technology and command & control systems; anti-terrorism force protections systems, DoD health informatics systems, and more.

    Active in both professional and community 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. He has implemented initiatives with both the House and Senate Armed Services Committee and in 2002 was named congressional “Business Man of the Year”. In 2007 he was inducted into the “100 Black Men of America” and remains active in “Hope for the Warrior” various mentoring programs. 

    He earned his Behavioral Sciences degree from CSU Northridge (with honors) in 1979 specializing in Human Factors Engineering (minor in statistics) and has completed post-graduate studies. Zach lives with his wife Jackie and their children in Roswell, GA.

  • Austin Yerks


    Austin J. Yerks III was elected to our Board of Directors in November 2012. Mr. Yerks has served as a senior executive in the federal marketplace for over 30 years and from April 1998 to October 2011 held senior managerial positions with Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) and from 2005 to October 2011, he was the President of CSC’s North American Public Sector—Defense and Intelligence Group, which supported its defense and intelligence clients. Prior to that, he was the President of CSC’s Federal Business Development organization, with responsibility for all business development and strategic marketing oversight for the operational business units of CSC’s Federal Sector. Before joining CSC, Mr. Yerks held senior management and marketing positions with other prominent defense companies. Presently, he is the President of AJY III Government Strategies LLC, a company he founded which provides consulting services focused on supporting strategic alliances between commercial firms and Federal agencies. In June 2013, Mr. Yerks was elected as a director of NCI, Inc. Mr. Yerks is a member of the board of directors for the National Defense Industrial Association and other trade associations that support the government services market. 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. He also served 10 years in the United States Army.

  • James P. Allen


    James P. Allen was appointed to our board of directors on July 12, 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. Mr. Allen 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, from May 2009 until September 2010. Previously, Mr. Allen served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Veridian Corporation, a publicly traded Federal IT services contractor, from May 2000 until August 2003. Prior thereto, he served as Chief Financial Officer for both GRC International, Inc. and CACI International Inc., both 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. Mr. Allen currently serves on the boards of several companies in the federal technology services sector, including services as non-executive Chairman of the board of Applied Research Associates, Inc.; a member of the board of directors and Chairman of the audit committee and member of the compensation committee of NCI, Inc.; and a director of Preferred Systems Solutions, Inc.