Board Members

Patricia Travis

Patricia Travis has more than 35 years of experience meeting the banking and wealth management needs of high net worth individuals and families.  She is located in First Republic’s private banking and wealth management office at 241 Royal Palm Way in Palm Beach.

As Senior Managing Director, Travis develops client relationships that allow successful families to build, grow and transfer their wealth.  Travis delivers exceptional relationship-based service, with a solid commitment to responsiveness and action. 

Travis is very active in the philanthropic community and a dedicated supporter of the Center for Family Services, the Jupiter Medical Center Foundation, National Parkinson Foundation, and The American Cancer Society.   Travis is also a board member of the East Coast Estate Planning Council. 

Travis has her FINRA Series 7, 63 & 65 Licenses and is also a Licensed Real Estate Agent in the state of Florida. She was part of the Citigroup Private Banking Executive Leadership Program and attended an executive training course at the London School of Economics and Political Science.



Tamera Pompea, has a passion for the well-being of children and families and strives to help make a positive impact in their lives.

“I am thrilled to be involved with The Center and look forward to working with such a loyal and dedicated board,” said Tamera Pompea. 

In addition to her involvement with The Center, Tamera supports the Jerome Golden Center for Behavioral Health in West Palm Beach, the University of New Haven and the Springfield Falcons Charitable Foundation.  After retiring from the Department of Correction in Connecticut, she spent her time raising three daughters and volunteering on various committees and prep schools in Connecticut. 

Tamera, and her husband Charles Pompea are owners of the Springfield Falcons, an American Hockey League Team.

When not residing at their home in Jupiter, they spend time in New York City and Scarborough, Maine. She is an active member of Jupiter First Church, Ritz Carlton ARB, Essex Yacht Club and the Portland Country Club.




Karen Swanson, originally from New Jersey, moved to Florida in the mid 70's. Having graduated from Graham Jr. College in Boston, Massachusetts with an Associate Degree in Business Administration, Karen began working for several developers in the South Florida region. Eventually, Karen and her husband Dan successfully created Addison Development, a premier custom estate homes development company based in Palm Beach, Florida. 

Karen has been involved with The Unicorn Children's Foundation for over nine years. During this time, she has served on the Board of Directors as Vice-President and is currently the Treasurer. Karen is also involved in many civic groups and the Arts including: The Norton Museum, Palm Beach Civic Association, The Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens, Kravis Center, Carnegie Museum of Pittsburgh, the Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach, & Peggy Adams Rescue League. Karen sits on the board for The Center for Family Services. She has chaired "The Old Bags Luncheon," the YWCA Harmony House Luncheon, & the Children's Holiday Party at the Norton, along with being a member of many other fundraisers. Her philanthropic work is well known throughout the Palm Beaches, which earned her the nomination of the Wachovia's Woman Volunteer of the Year award in 2007, hosted by the Junior League of Boca Raton. 


Honorary Board

Frances Fisher
Arlette Gordon
Barbara Nicklaus


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