Colleen A. Houston
Retired U.S. Navy Captain
Chairperson, Board of Directors

Mrs. Houston has supported her husband, Commander, Submarine Forces/Submarine Force Atlantic/Task Force 114/Allied Submarine Command, and volunteered many hours supporting military families and mentoring military spouses. Colleen’s degrees include a BBA from the University of Notre Dame and MBA from Troy University and a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification. Colleen initially served on active duty for 10 years in various Fleet Support Officer/Human Resources Officer positions. Colleen completed 20 years as a Human Resources Officer in the Navy Reserve, completing two mobilization tours and a two year active duty tour supporting the integration of females on submarines. Her final assignment was to NATO Allied Command Transformation in Norfolk, VA where she also supported the Allied Joint Force Command in Naples, Italy. Colleen served on active duty for three months in Naples, Italy during the COVID pandemic before retiring with the rank of Captain on June 1, 2020. 

Steven W. Maas
Retired U.S. Navy Supply Corps Rear Admiral
President, Board of Directors

RADM Maas spent over half of his thirty-five year career as a Supply Corps Officer in the Submarine Force, as Supply Officer of two submarines, a Submarine Squadron, a Submarine Tender, and as the Submarine Force Assistant Chief of Staff for Supply and Financial Management. He served as the Program and Budget Officer in the Submarine Directorate on the Chief of Naval Operations staff. He also was on the Board of Directors of Navy Mutual Aid Association, the Navy Supply Corps Foundation, and Goodwill of Central Florida. Steve has been a member of the Board of DSF since 2017, and was elected President in September 2022.

Scott R. Van Buskirk
Retired U.S. Navy Vice Admiral
Vice President, Board of Directors


Keith B. Fargo
Retired U.S. Navy Supply Corps Captain
Secretary/Treasurer, Board of Directors

As a career Navy Supply Corps Officer, Captain Fargo served in logistics assignments at Naval Shore Activities and onboard U.S. Navy ships. His first tour in the Navy was as a Submarine Supply Officer. Subsequent submarine related tours included Supply Officer of both a Submarine Base and a Submarine Tender. Captain Fargo also served as Director, Nuclear Reactor Logistics Support Department in Mechanicsburg, PA and Logistics Support Coordinator, Strategic Systems Program, Arlington, VA. Following his retirement from the Naval Service in 2003, he was a consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton supporting logistics programs for the U.S. Navy. In retirement, he has been active in non-profit organizations including Naval Submarine League, Pacific Southwest Chapter. He has served on the DSF board since 2020.


Maryellen Baldwin
Member, Board of Directors


Dave Bolcar
Member, Board of Directors

Mr. Bolcar has been the Vice President of Engineering at Newport News Shipbuilding since 2021 and for the 3 years prior to that, he held the position of Vice President responsible for the construction of Virginia Class Submarines. Mr. Bolcar has a strong connection to the submarine force and has served the submarine community for the past 35 years designing and building submarines for the U.S. Navy as an employee of Newport News Shipbuilding his entire career. He has been a member of the DSF Board of Directors since 2018.


Barry L. Bruner
Retired U.S. Navy Rear Admiral
Member, Board of Directors



Bruce E. Grooms
Retired U.S. Navy Vice Admiral
Member, Board of Directors



James C. Hay
Retired U.S. Navy Captain
Member, Board of Directors



Albert H. Konetzni, Jr.
Retired U.S. Navy Vice Admiral
Member, Board of Directors

A career Nuclear Submariner, VADM Konetzni has successfully commanded at all levels and has extensive experience in strategic planning, financial and personnel management, engineering, innovation, foreign affairs, leadership, and lecturing. VADM Konetzni holds a Masters Degree in Industrial Personnel Administration from George Washington University and has coauthored the book Command at Sea. He has been a member of the DSF Board of Directors since 2012. 


Michele Lamphear
Member, Board of Directors

Michele has been a submarine spouse for over 30 years.  She has enjoyed playing an active and supportive role with Family Readiness Groups and volunteering at the USO.  She served as president for the Norfolk Submarine Officer’s Spouse Association for two years and vice president for one.  She was Gold Chair for five Silver and Gold Auctions; one in San Diego and four in Norfolk.



Timothy W. Oliver
Retired U.S. Navy Captain
Member, Board of Directors

Captain Oliver served in the Navy for 26 years, retiring in 1995.  His Navy career included tours on USS Sam Houston SSBN 609B; USS Skate SSN 578; USS Silversides SSN679; USS Parche SSN683; and command of USS Glenard P. Lipscomb SSN685.  Following command he served in the acquisition community in Washington, DC and Hampton Roads.  After retirement, he worked for consulting and software engineering companies that support the federal government for 17 years.  Since April 2013, he has been the Executive Director of the non-profit Naval Submarine League.


Charles B. Young
Retired U.S. Navy Rear Admiral
Member, Board of Directors

Admiral Young served in the Navy for 36 years, retiring in June 2006 as the 11th Director
Strategic Systems Programs. His Navy career included tours on the USS ULYSSES S.
command of USS SAN JUAN (SSN 751) and USS HOLLAND (AS 32). In addition to the
DSF Board, he also serves as Director on the Boards for Water Mission and the Global
Water Center, and is Chair of the Advanced Technologies Internationals Board. He
resides in Mt Pleasant, SC. RADM Young has served on the DSF Board of Directors since 2020.

Charles J. Beers
Retired U.S. Navy Rear Admiral
Emeritus Member, Board of Directors

For over 20 years Chuck led the DSF as Chairman of the Board and then with a change in organizational structure as President. Chuck retired from the Navy in 1998 at Kings Bay, GA where he was Commander Submarine Group Eight and joined Lockheed Martin Corporation as Vice President of Navy Programs.



Merrill H. Dorman
Retired U.S. Navy Captain
Emeritus Member, Board of Directors

Captain Dorman served on four submarines: USS TECUMSEH SSBN628G, USS SUNFISH SSN649 as Engineer, USS PARCHE SSN683 as Executive Officer, and in command of USS SILVERSIDES SSN679 for 45 months.  His career assignments also included the following: staff instructor at Naval Nuclear Power Training Unit in West Milton NY; Squadron14 Engineer in Holy Loch, Scotland; Operations Officer at SUBLANT; Director, Arctic Submarine Laboratory in San Diego CA; and as Commander, Oceanographic System Atlantic in Norfolk VA.  In retirement, he worked as a defense contractor at EG&G Technical Services for19 years.  He served as vice-president and president of the Hampton Roads Chapter of the Naval Submarine League for a total of seven years.  In 1998 he joined the Board of Directors of the Dolphin Scholarship Foundation and served as Secretary-Treasurer for 22 years.


Executive Director



Andrew Clark, MBA, CFRE
Retired U.S. Navy Senior Chief

Mr. Clark has served as the executive director of the Dolphin Scholarship Foundation since 2013. He is the first executive director at DSF to have held every staff position prior to assuming his current role. He has been the driving force behind the foundation’s growth and the expansion of its mission over the last decade. Prior to joining the DSF team, Mr. Clark completed a 26-year career in the U.S. Navy Submarine Force and has served on five nuclear powered submarines and at various shore commands.

Distinguished Advisory Board



Robert Ballard, Ph.D
ADM Frank L. Bowman, USN (Ret.)
John P. Casey
ADM Henry G. Chiles, Jr., USN (Ret.)
ADM Bruce DeMars, USN (Ret.)
RADM Bruce B. Engelhardt, USN (Ret.)
John W. O’Neill
C. Michael Petters
Thomas C. Schievelbein
Michael W. Toner
John K. Welch