Our Team....Our Purpose:
Autism-Centered. Family Focused.
As the Founder of OnlyYOU® AUTISM my purpose in life is to help families, children and all people affected by AUTISM.
I became very passionate about Autism 4 years ago. A church member of mine, the physician who runs the Autism program at Tulane University, taught me and my professional healthcare colleagues about the complex challenges faced by Autism families who have a loved one on the spectrum.
Simultaneously, I learned about the tremendous benefits of pharmacogenomic testing (PGx). Together with my outstanding team, we have created an innovative evidenced-based solution to help children, parents and families, and your healthcare professionals by improving medication selection and management resulting in overall improved quality of life and health.
Our purpose-driven business is focused on treating the whole person for clinical treatments that involve prescription drugs. Besides behavioral medications, our tests recognize the fact that 94% of people with ASD have additional chronic medical conditions and use prescription (Rx) medications as part of their clinical treatment.
We passionately believe in Personalized Medicine and recognize that everyone’s genetic variants are unique compared to each individual on the planet. “Only You Are YOU”.
Knowing your or your loved one’s individual & totally unique personal genetics and variants becomes a key part for knowing the medications that may work best for you and your child, for each member of your family and the people you take care and love.
OYA tests make truly personalized medicine an actionable reality for you and all the people you passionately care about.
With Many Blessings,
Founder & CEO
Travis has a burning passion to help everyone who deals with Autism…. children, parents and families, caregivers and healthcare professionals. He has long been involved in Autism, behavioral, diabetes, and many other medical and healthcare technology-related companies.
Travis is President and Managing Director of Parr Enterprises, LLC, a private Venture Capital firm he founded in 1995. Parr Enterprises has a broad and diverse portfolio with emphasis on Healthcare and Technology-Based Solutions.
His core values center on “Conscious Capitalism and Sustainability” & align perfectly with Travis’ visions and values. He is the Founder of OnlyYOU® AUTISM. Our innovative & unique Pharmacogenomics Services Business measures one’s individual genes and variations for 145+ prescription drugs and the Top 20 Behavioral Medications used in treating the symptoms of Autism.
Mr. Parr was an early investor in China, providing growth capital to three Chinese companies. His successful leadership led all three companies by going public on the NASDAQ, AMEX and Tokyo exchanges.
Formerly, Mr. Parr was lead investor and active participant with the executive team of Corphealth, Inc., a behavioral healthcare company, with a 54,000 physicians’ network serving over 4M people. Corphealth was sold to Humana in 2008.
Past operational experiences:
President of Meteor Photo & Imaging Company, the USA’s second largest digital imaging company before selling this company to a UK public company; and as Executive Vice-President of American Tape Company, a $92 million privately-held manufacturer of pressure sensitive tapes and successfully sold the company to a $900M Korean–based conglomerate.
Additionally, he served as Executive Vice-President Sales and Marketing, Allen Test Products, Inc., artificial intelligence diagnostics software.
Travis Parr began his career as the Marketing Manager of Chrysler Space Division, New Orleans, LA and was later promoted to Marketing Manager of Chrysler’s Electronics Division, Huntsville, AL.
He was a 15-year member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) and is now a 15-year member of The Young Presidents’ Gold Organization (YPO Gold), an international organization of 24,000 highest-level CEO’s, owners, executives & entrepreneurs. Mr. Parr served on the Board of Directors and Networks Officer of the Detroit WPO. Currently, he serves on the executive board, Mentoring Officer and the Networks’ Officer for YPO GOLD Louisiana. Mr. Parr was honored in 2015 as the ‘Network Man of the Year’ by YPO-WPO International.
Mr. Parr was awarded a full athletic scholarship (football) at Vanderbilt University. In 1974, he completed his Bachelor of Arts at Vanderbilt with a double major in Business & East Asian History. He earned an MBA from Emory University in 1977.
Mr. Parr resides in New Orleans with his wife Peggy (38 years) and is an active member at Rayne Memorial United Methodist Church and enjoys teaching Sunday School and cooking.Read More
Michael Tagen PhD
Pharmacology & Medical Science
Mike serves as our Pharamacology & Medical Science expert. His Ph.D. was earned as a dual degree in Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics from Tufts University. He has served in very broad and unique healthcare industry professional positions. Dr. Tagen has invaluable experiences of working in academia, research, medical and clinical positions and is very experienced in cutting-edge drug development businesses.
Dr. Tagen taught Pharmacology to students in medical school and has been peer-reviewed and published over 65 times. Mike serves as a frequent lecturer and independent consultant due to his deep and broad knowledge in pharmacology, healthcare and genomics.
Mike has been employed by leading institutions and organizations including Genetech, Bristol Myers Squibb, St. Jude’s Research Hospital, and Tufts University. Dr. Tagen has won numerous highly prestigious BioMedical awards and is recognized as an expert in many fields of healthcare research and application.Read More
Senior VP Business Development
Wayne has always had a passion to help people and serve others. Several years ago he developed a deep and purpose-driven passion to help children and parents touched by Autism. Wayne served as a board member and trustee of Michigan State University “Brain Injury Rehabilitation Institute” at MSU’s Medical School in Lansing, MI.
He served as the Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Engineering during the turn around of Hutchinson Seal Corporation, a subsidiary of Total SA.
Co-founder of two successful start-ups, Michigan Senior Care LLC, marketing Long Term Care products and Hodges American Motor Cycle LLC, for mobile & custom service & repair.
Wayne served as Global Vice President of Sales and Marketing plus NA Vice President of Engineering the $1.1B Standard Products Co. Previously, he served as the most Senior American Officer in Toyota Gosei NA in a variety of senior executive positions including the overall growth from $69M to $400+M per year.
He served as Vice President of Sales, Marketing, Engineering & Program Management at Magna International growing the Maple group from $42M to $140M in just 5 years through the successful commercialization of new technology plus the transfer of “best in class” from global technology leaders into the North American market.
Education: Iowa State University B.S. Mechanical Engineering President of the “Pi Tau Sigma” and Officer of “Tau Beta Pi” honorary scholastic fraternities.
Mr. Hodges is a life-long Methodist and continues his stewardship by serving in a large variety of leadership and teaching responsibilities and counts his blessings every day!Read More
Brian served as a senior executive in the non-profit healthcare industry for more than 31 years; over 29 years with New Orleans Children’s Hospital and 2 years with its parent corporation LCMC Health, a five hospital not-for-profit large local healthcare system.
He is a devout Catholic and is actively involved with St. Joseph Benedictine Abbey & Seminary College, located in southern Louisiana. Brian has donated his professional advice and counsel for many years and has served as chairman of both the long-range strategic planning committee and the department of institutional advancement. He is chairing a committee that has recently completed and is currently implementing a new business plan for the expanded sales of Abbey caskets. In 2016, Brian was selected the college’s alumnus of the Year.
Brian is a board member and past president of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern Louisiana, and also serves on the boards of both the Miracle League of Greater New Orleans and North Shore, which are not-for-profit organizations dedicated to providing the opportunity for kids with special needs to play baseball and other sports in organized leagues.
In early 2016, Brian was invited to join the nine-member board of Patient Services, Inc. (PSI), which is located in Midlothian, Virginia. Founded in 1989, PSI is a 501(c) not-for-profit corporation, which annually provides over $100 million in drug and medical insurance assistance to more than 20,000 patients with rare chronic diseases. PSI has been a pioneer leading the charge to find solutions to the challenges that face the chronically ill in the United States.
During his time at Children’s Hospital, Brian developed personal relationships with hundreds of young patients and their families. Many of these children suffered significantly as a result of their illnesses or injuries, and their parents experienced considerable agony because their children were enduring such pain and suffering, and regrettably, some of these children did not survive. He recognized that many of these children might have suffered significantly less pain and suffering had a test been available to initially identify the most effective drugs for their treatment.
On a very personal note, Brian lost his first wife, Hélène 22 years ago, as the result of an adverse reaction to a chemotherapy drug she received during her treatment for breast cancer. It is because of these reasons that Brian has become emotionally vested in OnlyYou Pharmacogenomics.
Brian plays the trumpet and enjoys golf. He has a daughter, two sons, six grandchildren, and lives in Slidell, LA with his loving wife, Charlotte.Read More
William Perez, JD, MBA & LL.M
Chief Legal Counsel
Billy is Chief Legal Counsel for OnlyYOU® and is currently Managing Director of Audere pllc, a boutique firm that specializes in providing its clients with the highest quality corporate and securities legal and business counsel available. Mr. Perez has over 20 years of experience…
encompassing virtually every aspect of a company’s life cycle, including formation, corporate governance, merger, acquisition, and divestiture planning and structuring, public and private project finance, and day-to-day general contract matters.
Mr. Perez has represented individuals, issuers, institutional investors, investment funds, venture capitalists and angel investors; is adept in managing domestic and cross-border business and transactions; and is proud to be at the forefront of the developing body of law regarding impacting investing.
Billy’s experience includes General Counsel for an international computer hardware manufacturing company and its global subsidiaries and affiliates, co-founder of several companies in diverse fields such as manufacturing, high-tech, food service and retail, and private practice attorney with AmLaw 250 law firms Morgan Lewis & Bockius (Washington, DC), Jones Day (Dallas), Locke Lord (Dallas), and Adams and Reese (New Orleans and Washington, DC).
Billy received his LL.M. in Securities and Financial Regulations from Georgetown Law Center in Washington, DC; J.D. from Loyola University School of Law and MBA from Loyola University, both in New Orleans, Louisiana; and BBA from University of Mississippi in Oxford, Mississippi.
In the community, Billy is passionate about St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, and is a member of St. Jude’s ALSAC Leadership Board.
Billy is also a Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of Propeller: A Force for Social Change, which tackles tough environmental and societal challenges in the greater New Orleans region through incubating and launching new social ventures. At Propeller, Billy is a founding member of its Social Venture Fund, which is currently launching its initial fund that will make financial investments in social ventures with societal and environmental missions that possess a significant focus on at-risk or underserved communities.
Billy is also a founding Board member of the Paul F. Cressy Foundation, which raises scholarship funds for children of families burdened with a cancer diagnosis.
Billy has been honored several times by New Orleans Magazine as a Top Lawyer in the fields of Mergers and Acquisitions, Securities Regulation, Securities/Capital Markets, and Venture Capital and is licensed to practice law in Louisiana, the District of Columbia, and Virginia.Read More
Mike Baker CFO
Mike is the Chief Financial Officer for OnlyYOU®, a CPA and a highly experienced healthcare CFO. Mike started his career with a Big-4 Accounting firm and went on to be CFO in Healthcare and several high growth companies.
At Financial Express, a national franchisor of accounting practices, Baker provided financial leadership as the company grew from three to over sixty franchisees. When he joined Corphealth (aka LifeSynch) a national behavioral services business, gross revenues were $2.7 million. Eighteen years later gross revenues were $200 million. Corphealth was acqiured by Humana and Mike stayed on as CFO and continued the growth and profitability of the company for many more years.
In addition to standard CFO skills and abilities, Baker has a strong expertise in budgeting/forecasting and expense management.
A leader in financial management he has proven success in directing fiscal operations for private and public corporations. Mike has excelled in managing all financial reporting as well as delivering fiscal results to shareholders and boards. Mike has conceived and implemented plans that improve performance of internal teams, elevate profitability, and protect against risk/exposure. Experience includes strategic planning, auditing, due diligence, and private equity portfolio management.
Having worked with start-up companies in the past, Baker quickly recognized and overcome obstacles to profitable growth. He has proven results working with venture capital groups, investors, and investment bankers.
Mike is now a new and very proud grandparent! Mike is a CPA & graduate of University of Texas ArlingtonRead More
Administrative + Customer Service
Carolyn loves helping people! Personal experiences, volunteering and advocating throughout her professional life generated a new direction toward the healthcare industry and now to Autism!
In 2014, Carolyn’s position as Director of Marketing and Admissions at the St. Margaret’s Senior Living communities for the skilled and assisted living communities fueled her passion for delivering compassionate and innovative solutions for the aging senior population. In 2015, she completed her certification as a Nursing Assistant to better assist the aging in home population and in 2016, she began working for Home Instead, a national franchise serving seniors at home.
Her professional career and public service position for eleven years included advocacy for creating and securing the national manufacturing workforce, Hurricane Katrina outreach, and the Gulf Oil Spill Disaster in Louisiana. Responsibilities included liaison, auditor, and participant for rapid response teams and workforce development training for expansion, closures, bankruptcy assessments and new manufacturing facilities in North and Central Louisiana. She maintained document control and reporting to assure federal, state and university compliance. Carolyn was the recipient for the 2006 National Manufacturing Extension Partnership Unsung Hero award.
Carolyn directed Wheeler Dealers, a recreational program for people who were impaired physically, mentally, or emotionally challenged. She planned and managed special events for over 500 attendees. Negotiating and contracting with the metro transit system to meet essential transportation for those impaired was her first advocacy experience. Sponsorship was increased for 250 impaired participants with hands on equivalent volunteer supported. Endowment funds for college interns were developed to support the program.
Carolyn served on the Samaritan Counseling Center Board and was appointed to the Mayor’s Committee for the Handicapped in Shreveport, Louisiana. For ten years, Carolyn participated in the annual Love Feast serving 500 homeless on Christmas Day at the First United Methodist Church in Shreveport.
Supporting fourteen non-profit organizations as a National Charity League member in Orange County, California was an amazing opportunity. This hands-on job created fundraising/leadership activities for mothers and daughters to understand the community needs and engage in support and implementation. The Pediatrics Adolescent Diabetic Research and Education (PADRE) at Children’s Hospital of Orange, California was educational, rewarding, and heartbreaking to recognize the challenges of juvenile diabetes, especially with toddlers and teenagers.
Education: Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Management from the University of Redlands. Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) and in production and inventory practice from California State University in Fullerton.Read More
Chad is the CEO and Creative Director of Bowtie, where he’s leading a revolution in website and application development.
Bowtie.co is an early partner of OnlyYOU, assisting with platform design, development, and IT support.
Chad has a decade of professional experience in UX, design, product development, digital marketing, and visual communication; having deployed applications, interactive exhibits, and networking sites serving tens of millions of users. He is also an internationally exhibited artist, university lecturer, public speaker, and startup advisor.Read More
Scott led teams and developed strategy for both startups and enterprise ventures, including @Pay, LivingSocial, Human Genome Sciences, and Pfizer. Scott is a geneticist by trade, holding a BS In genetics and cellular biology. Having spent time as an analyst at Pfizer, successfully published several academic papers, and sold a small genetics bio-tech, he is an asset to OnlyYOU’s strategic direction.
BowTie is an early partner of OnlyYOU, assisting with platform design, development, and support.Read More