Board Members

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.

Sharon Daley is a graduate of Pace University, New York, with a Bachelor degree in Business Administration and Accounting. Sharon is Vice President and Private Client Relationship Manager with TD Wealth Management.

Sharon's community involvement spans over 20 years of volunteerism.



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.

Elisha D. Roy is a Board Certified Marital & Family Law attorney and a Fellow of both the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and International Academy of Family Lawyers.  Ms. Roy’s operates her boutique family law firm as a Partner in the prestigious West Palm law firm Ciklin, Lubitz & O’Connell specializing in complex financial and child related case work. 

Throughout her career, Ms. Roy has been active in both the local and state Bar Associations as well as a variety of voluntary bar organizations.  She is past Chair of the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar and currently serves as Secretary of the Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. She has been integral in legislative work over the past ten years that has changed the face of family law in Florida, including changes to parenting, alimony and child support.  She is a frequent lecturer and author on international and legislative issues as well as other practice related topics.  Ms. Roy currently serves as a member of the Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education and is a past Chair of Marital & Family Law Board Certification Committee. She has been awarded for her hard work both in and out of the Court, recently receiving the Trailblazer Award from the Florida Bar Family Law Section. 

Ms. Roy serves the community as a board member for the Palm Beach County Early Learning Coalition and Center for Family Services of Palm Beach County, Inc.

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. 

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.


Honorary Board

Frances Fisher
Arlette Gordon
Barbara Nicklaus

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