Advisory Board

Our Board Has A Heart For Veterans


Mike Cyr

Mike Cyr Headshot - WHV Advisory BoardMike Cyr is the owner of Complete Home Entertainment, a home automation, audio/ video, home theater and surveillance system design and installation company, located in Mandeville, LA. He is a native of New Orleans, but has called the Northshore home since 1992. Mike attended Holy Cross High School, and then The University of New Orleans. Mike is an active supporter of various local charities, and is also a longtime member of the Our Lady of the Lake Men's Club. In his spare time, Mike enjoys playing in the WAKA Kickball League, hanging out with friends at The Barley Oak, and spending time with his family.

Troy Davis

Troy Davis Headshot - WHV Advisory BoardDr. Troy Davis earned his medical degree from the University of St. Eustatius School of Medicine. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Louisiana State University School HSC in Lafayette, where he served as Chief Resident.. Dr. Davis has strong clinical interest in Preventative Care, helping his patients to develop a better understanding of their health concerns before they become larger medical issues. He has a special interest Hypertension and Cholesterol management. Dr. Davis is board certified in Internal Medicine.

Chris Erichson

Chris Erichson Headshot - WHV Advisory BoardA Mandeville resident for 22 years, Mr. Erichson is owner of Erichson Company, Inc. and Co-Owner of Specialty Bearing and Machine. Chris sits on the advisory boards of numerous Companies and has devoted volunteer efforts to Habitat for Humanity, Children’s Hospital, St Paul’s High School and The Parenting Center of St Tammany. Chris is a graduate of LSU with degrees in Engineering and Business.

Dr. Scott Harter

Dr. Scott Harter Headshot - WHV Advisory BoardDr. Scott Harter is a physician in Little Rock, AR, and has been in practice for 31 years. Dr Harter serves as current President of Radiology Consultants, as well as Chief of Radiology for Baptist Health. He also serves on the Radiology Consultants Board of Directors. He received his medical degree from LSU School of Medicine in Shreveport, Radiology and Fellowship Training at Wake Forest in Winston-Salem, NC. Dr. Harter specializes in Diagnostic Radiology with a subspecialty in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). Dr. Harter's areas of special interest are Breast, Musculoskeletal, and Genitourinary Imaging. Dr. Harter has a heart for helping Veterans with both his brother and father having served in the U.S. Navy.

Chef Travis Johnson

Chef Travis Johnson Headshot - WHV Advisory BoardChef Johnson is currently the District Executive Chef at Tulane University in New Orleans, overseeing culinary operations at both Tulane & Loyola Universities in New Orleans. Throughout Chef Johnson's 12 year career with Sodexo, he has held Executive Chef roles at both U.M.K.C. in Kansas City, Missouri and Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa. His passion for food and drive for success has led him to the city of New Orleans. Chef Johnson was named in New Orleans ACF’s “Best Chefs of Louisiana 2012" and In April of 2015, Chef Johnson was awarded ACFNO “Chef of the Year 14.” For the past two years, Chef Johnson has been a board member of the American Culinary Federation New Orleans Chapter and is currently their Vice President. In an effort to help tie the New Orleans community with the Tulane community, Chef Johnson volunteers at charity events, the New Orleans Mission, Louisiana Fishermen, Farmers & Chefs, as well as works with at risk youths.

Bob Massel

Bob Massel Headshot - WHV Advisory BoardMr. Massel served in the U.S. Army 1988-1990 in the 11th Armored Calvary Regiment. He was stationed at Bad Hersfeld, West Germany. He was in the country and able to witness the fall of the Berlin Wall. Mr. Massel was called back to active duty in January of 1991 to serve in the Gulf War; the first time in history members of the inactive ready reserve had been called back to active duty. Mr. Massel was stationed at Fort Knox, KY attached to the 3rd Armored Division until the end of the Gulf War at which time he was released from active duty. Currently, Mr. Massel serves as Senior Employee Benefit Consultant for Standard Financial Group. He has been employed with Standard since 2004.

Chef Jeff Mattia

Chef Jeff Mattia Headshot - WHV Advisory BoardChef Mattia's passion for cooking started at a young age when he accompanied his grandfather on fishing trips to Long Island Sound. 1994-1999, Chef Mattia was a member of the United States Marine Corps where he was a Cook responsible for setting up field messes for 10,000 troops, and assigned to cook exclusively for high ranking officers. Currently, Chef Mattia is Assistant Executive Chef at Hyatt Regency Hotel where he brings a farm to table approach to 6 food and beverage outlets. The culinary teams he leads at the Hyatt has placed with 13 gold medals and numerous honorable mentions in several events. Chef Mattia developed the catering programs for the World War 2 museum, driving the mission for the American Sector, and enhanced the dining experience for the Stage Door Canteen. While at The American Sector he developed a strong military relationship with the 3rd Marine Reserve Attachment in Belle Chase, Louisiana. He supports the local community through organizations like We Heart Veterans, Hogs for a Cause, NOWFE, and Sushi Fest.

Paul Parrie

Paul Parrie Headshot - WHV Advisory BoardPaul Parrie
is the Associate Vice President of Operations at the National WWII Museum. Prior to joining the Museum team Paul worked in sports broadcasting and software development. He has leveraged his 30 years’ experience in live television broadcasting, media creation, software development, information technologies and project management to be a part of the management team that is leading the National WWII Museum through its $300M expansion project.

Brent Silva

Brent Silva Headshot - WHV Advisory BoardMr. Silva is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with over 25 years of experience in accounting, auditing and tax services serving various clients in governmental (cost principles, allocation of costs, cost matching, program audits, and grant compliance), not-for-profit, oil and gas, broker-dealer, and financial services industries. Mr. Silva graduated with a BS from Louisiana State University in 1987. He serves as Treasurer on various volunteer organizations (Mandeville School of Design, Mary Queen of Peace School Dad’s Club). He is a past president of the Society of Louisiana CPAs (SLCPA); current member of the Peer Review Committee of SLCPAs; and past member of the Peer Review Board of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Anne Trawick

Anne Trawick - WHV Advisory BoardMs. Trawick, a Registered Nurse and Certified Case Manager, is the Director of Case Management at Louisiana Heart Hospital in Lacombe, LA. She has over 20 years of case management experience and has worked in hospitals in New Orleans, LA, Arlington, TX, and Mobile, AL. She has extensive experience in following federal and state guidelines for CMS, DHH and insurance companies in ensuring continuity of patient care when transitioning from the acute setting to the post-acute setting while maximizing reimbursement opportunities. Anne is an active Chi Omega alumnus and volunteers her time and talent whenever possible. She will complete her Master’s in Business Administration this Spring 2016.

Jimmy Ulfers

Jimmy Ulfers Headshot - WHV Advisory BoardJimmy Ulfers is originally from New Orleans, LA. After graduating from high school, he enlisted in the United States Navy. He served 20 years during which time he served aboard the USS America CV-66 during the first Gulf War. He also served in Sicily, Okinawa, and Naval Station Cuba with the Navy Seabees. After retiring in 2004, Mr. Ulfers worked with Northshore Technical Community College as their Director of Adult Education and presently works as their Veteran Affairs Director. Mr. Ulfers completed his graduate studies at the University of Oklahoma where he obtained his M. Ed. in 2002. He and his wife, Pamela, have two daughters, ages 18 & 14. He enjoys cooking, traveling with his wife, listening to live local music, as well as spending time with his family.