Jose Cano is a native of Palm Beach County having grown up in Belle Glade. Jose is Senior Vice President of Flagler Bank, in West Palm Beach.
Jose is active in our community as a volunteer and enjoys Palm Beach County’s many outdoor activities, especially fishing.
Adam Friedwald, a certified public accountant with Caler, Donten, Levine, Cohen, Porter & Veil (CDL) and has been with CDL since July 2004. He specializes in performing audits in the industries of manufacturing and distribution, employee benefit plans, hospitality, real estate and non-profit organizations.
Friedwald is a graduate of Ithaca College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance. He has CPA certifications in the States of Florida and New York. Friedwald is a member of the American Institute of the Certified Public Accountants, the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Florida Governmental Finance Officers Association
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.
Suzanne Turner served as Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Legislation in the United States Department of Health and Human Services, as well as head of the state’s child and family services agency in the States of Kentucky, Missouri and Indiana. She has been responsible for the management of government budgets in excess of $1 billion dollars and labor forces of 5,000 employees. She departed HRS to open the Simon C. Fireman Foundation Home Safe Center for Children and for seventeen years served as CEO of the YWCA of Palm Beach County. She currently serves individuals and families as a Legacy Advisor for Dignity Memorial.
Ms. Turner has authored several educational documents in the field of housing for handicapped persons, and been honored by the United States Congress for her work in domestic violence, and the legislature of the State of Ohio for her work with the developmentally disabled population. In 1972 she was named One of the Ten Outstanding Young Women of America, and in 1973 was named Distinguished Alumni of Indiana State University where she served on the International Alumni Board of Trustees for nine years. She has been honored for her work by several local organizations including the National Council of Jewish Women, Palm Beach Section and the Women’s Chamber of Commerce; and has served on numerous national, state and local boards of public and private agencies and organizations.
Gary Walk has more than 40 years of experience practicing real estate, business, and banking law. He is a partner in the West Palm Beach law firm of Ciklin Lubitz & O’Connell, and is the former Chairman of the Palm Beach County Bar Association.
Gary has served the community in numerous roles from seats on bank boards, to non-profits, to homeowner associations. His support of the Jewish community has been extensive. He is a graduate of Leadership Palm Beach County and a former Director of the program.
Gary lives in Palm Beach Gardens has raised three children there with his wife, Judy. He is an avid runner and has run many half and full marathons, including 12 consecutive Boston Marathons.
Carol Pfeiffer Messmore, PhD, LMFT is faculty chair and program director of the COAMFTE accredited Marriage and Family Therapy program at Capella University. She received her master’s degree and doctoral degree from Nova Southeastern University. Her clinical work has focused on families with young children as an Infant Mental Health Specialist; completing two years of post-graduate clinical work through the Florida State University Harris Institute for Infant Mental Health Training. She has experience working with children and families in school settings, community based agencies, as well as private practice and social service consultation.