Leadership

Board Members

Chekeim Wymes
Board Chairperson

Chekeim is a graduate of Hampton University. He has worked as an Account Executive at both Xerox and IBM. Mr. Wymes later founded a commercial cleaning company in the Washington, D.C. metro area. He was also involved with Corporate Finance and Fundraising and was a Mortgage Banker for Bank of America and several other financial institutions. He currently serves as Regional Account Executive for Amazon. Mr. Wymes is the father of two sons.

Jenifer Wicks

Board Vice Chairperson

Jenifer is a 6th generation Washingtonian with over 25 years of experience working in the juvenile and criminal justice systems as a social worker, law clerk and attorney. She graduated from Maret School before attending Brown University, where she received a degree in psychology. Prior to law school, she worked as a social worker with juveniles in the City of Philadelphia. While attending Georgetown University Law Center as a Public Interest Legal Scholar, she clerked for the Public Defender Service (PDS) and then after graduation, continued on at PDS. She has worked in private practice in criminal matters for over 20 years. She was the recipient of the DCACDL 2008 R. Kenneth Mundy Trial Lawyer of the Year award. She has three children.

Peter Clare

Board Member

Peter is a lawyer and former Clinical Professor at Georgetown University Law Center and Adjunct Howard University Law School, and a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Georgetown University Law School. He is the co-founder and founding Executive Director of College Tribe.  Mr. Clare has one son.

Amanda Jackson

Board Member

Amanda M. Jackson is a native Washingtonian and a Ward 8 resident. Ms. Jackson graduated from Margaret Washington High School. She has worked in the medical field for more than 13 years. She is the parent of two children, who were both former College Tribe participants.

Gabriel Robinson

Board Member

Mr. Robinson completed a double major at Florida State University, where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Management and Human Resources. He has been a reading mentor with Everybody Wins and won a leadership award from the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity. Mr. Robinson has had an extensive career of public service and currently is the Director of the DC Department of Motor Vehicles.  He has been recognized for his extraordinary leadership and service by the Mayor’s Office, the former Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigations, the U.S. Marshalls, and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Kate Lancaster

Board Member

Ms. Lancaster is a graduate of Radford University where she got a Masters of Social Work and St. Francis University. She is a licensed Clinic Social Worker in Virginia and the District of Columbia. She is currently a school social worker where she provides consultation to school staff, parents and students to facilitate educational, social and emotional growth. Ms. Lancaster was also a four year scholar-athlete at a Division 1-A softball team where she served two years as team captain.

Trey Robertson

Board Member

Mr. Robertson joined the College Tribe organization in 2014 as a mentor. He works as a Copyright Manager for Performing Arts works at the United States Copyright Office in Washington, DC.  In this capacity, he trains and manages a team of copyright examiners who analyze and issue copyright protection for musical compositions, sound recordings, and motion pictures.  A Memphis, Tennessee native, he earned a Bachelor of Music Degree from Middle Tennessee State University, and a Master of Music Business degree from The Frost School of Music at The University of Miami. Mr. Robertson has worked for music conglomerates such as Universal Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment managing copyright licensing interests, contract negotiations and royalty accounting for recording artists such as Beyonce, John Legend and Carrie Underwood.  He has also appeared as an actor in over two dozen commercials and corporate and government projects for well-known companies such as Realtor.com, Carmax, Barbasol, Amtrak, Lockheed Martin and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). 

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