Atlanta, Georgia (February 24, 2016)—DLH Holdings Corp. (DLHC), a leading provider of innovative healthcare services and solutions to Federal agencies, has elected Frances M. Murphy, M.D., M.P.H., to its Board of Directors.
Dr. Murphy possesses more than 30 years of experience as a physician, educator, researcher, and health care executive supporting federal agencies including the department of Veteran Affairs and the department of Health and Human Services and is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force Medical Corps. She currently manages a woman-owned small business in the private sector.
Prior to her work in the private sector, Dr. Murphy had a 20-year career working in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) at medical centers and in the VA Central Office. There she served as the Principal Deputy Under Secretary for Health (DUSH) and as such was the chief operating officer for the largest integrated healthcare system in the U.S.; she managed the medical, research, education and emergency management missions of the Veterans Health Administration.
Dr. Murphy also served as VA’s DUSH for Health Policy Coordination, leading interagency health policy and program development between the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) related to health, public health, mental health, and minority health programs. During this period, she served as a member of the President’s New Freedom Commission on Mental Health and chaired the VA Secretary’s Task Force on Mental Health. Dr. Murphy’s efforts transformed the Department of Veterans Affairs’ mental health care and were recognized by two national awards.
DLH’s President and Chief Executive Officer Zach Parker added: “This is a pivotal time for DLH, and we are delighted to have someone of Dr. Murphy’s caliber agree to join our ranks as we continue to transform the Company. Her strong business acumen, coupled with her intimate knowledge of the government missions we serve, will be invaluable as we chart our next steps. We are confident that she will be an asset to our board and our company, and I am excited to have her as a fellow director.”
“Through great leadership, innovation and resiliency, DLH has positioned itself as a leader in the industry, and I am looking forward to being able to offer my experiences in support of the company’s continued growth and success,” said Dr. Murphy of the nomination.
Dr. Murphy is currently a member of the Editorial Board for Military Medicine, and the National Academy’s Human Studies Institutional Review Board. She is a board certified neurologist and has extensive leadership experience in public and private sector healthcare organizations. She received her M.D. from Georgetown University, her Master’s in Public Health from the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences (USUHS), and her bachelor’s degree from Nazareth College of Rochester.