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BLH Leadership

BLH Technologies, Inc.® is proud of our diverse mix of executives who each bring decades of experience leading commercial and Federal government work with a commitment to providing the highest quality service to our clients.

Benjamin L. Harris, CPA, CGMA, President & CEO

Mr. Benjamin L. Harris holds a long-time passion for and commitment to public health and safety, communications, and technology—causes at the core of BLH Technologies, Inc.®, the company he founded in 2003. As President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mr. Harris provides the corporate guidance, strategic direction, and vision that define BLH. Mr. Harris guides BLH’s business success through his high-level of experience and knowledge of risk mitigation, resource allocation, and enterprise-level best practices expertise. Mr. Harris hold both CPA and CGMA certifications which ensures strength of our fiscal management for client support of budgeting, audits, strategic planning, operations, risk management, and governance. Over the past 16 years at BLH, he has led the development of company best practices, and a BLH culture that delivers consistent value and innovation for our clients’ toughest challenges. Mr. Harris proudly served in the U.S. military as a Medical Services Officer in Operations Desert Storm and Desert Shield and, in recognition of his service, BLH is designated as a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB).

Matthew Perry,
Executive VP & COO

Mr. Matthew Perry is a seasoned leader with more than 25 years of experience leading major health and information service initiatives within the U.S. commercial and Federal government sectors. He has led and supported high-profile programs with the U.S Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and at multiple agencies within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA), and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He brings unique experience building business and managing programs that blend information management and biomedical subject matter knowledge, including specialized experience in HIV/AIDS, rare diseases, cancer, genetics, multilingual health outreach, clinical trials and protocols, dietary supplements, and clinical treatment. Mr. Perry is well-known and sought after by clients for his ability to calmly handle highly demanding environments and rapidly formulate creative approaches and models that successfully address their agency’s most challenging goals. As Chief Operating Officer (COO), Mr. Perry works directly with BLH staff and clients to oversee our daily operations and ensure the highest-quality support across all contracts and programs.

Merle Chambers,PMP
Senior Vice President

Ms. Merle Chambers is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) with more than 25 years of experience overseeing Federal contracts and programs. She is a leader in corporate strategy and a human capital specialist. Working in tandem with the company’s CEO and COO, Ms. Chambers manages multiple high-priority program accounts for Federal clients and leads the company’s Business Development efforts. She has led and supported high-profile programs with the U.S. Joint Forces Command (USJFCOM), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and at multiple agencies within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) including the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). She is talented in both client management and program operation, thus ensuring seamless transitions for new contracts, successfully engaging and hiring talented staff, performance management, organizational development, communication, and training.

Madjid Ahbab, MS, PMP
Vice President, Information Technology

Mr. Madjid Ahbab is a certified Information Technology (IT) Project Manager with more than 19 years of experience. He has overseen project management and information systems implementation through the full software development life cycle. He leads team in charge of supporting the IT infrastructure and multiple projects across the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) including the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). As an expert in Technology solutions, Mr. Ahbab provides his guidance on the feasibility, design, and deployment of BLH supported systems, services, and processes to comply with the Federal regulations on IT systems (e.g., FedRAMP, FISMA, FIPS, USGCB, and FDCC); develops standard operating procedures for IT policies and risk mitigation strategies; improves the collaboration of Federal agency and project staff to meet agency goals; oversees multiple Federal client digital transformation efforts including large data storage and analysis; and, supports and maintains BLH’s Cloud ATO solutions.