“Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”

– Barack Obama

Meet Our Leaders

College Tribe’s Board is composed of community members with proximity to our students and allies committed to helping propel the organization forward. This diverse and inclusive group is committed to ensuring College Tribe is effective in creating brighter outcomes in the Southeast Washington, DC community.

Chekeim Wymes

Board Chair

Chekeim Wymes is a graduate of Hampton University with a background in corporate finance and fundraising. He worked as an Account Executive at both Xerox and IBM and later became a Mortgage Banker for Bank of America. Mr. Wymes later established a commercial cleaning company in the Washington, D.C. metro area. He currently serves as Regional Account Executive for Amazon. Mr. Wymes is the father of two sons.

Jenifer Wicks

Vice Chair

Jenifer Wicks is a sixth generation Washingtonian with over twenty five 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, Ms. Wicks 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 continued on at PDS after graduation. She has worked in private practice in criminal matters for over twenty years and was the recipient of the DCACDL 2008 R. Kenneth Mundy Trial Lawyer of the Year award. Ms. Wicks has three children.

Gabriel Robinson


Gabriel Robinson is a graduate of Florida State University where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Management and Human Resources. Mr. Robinson has had an extensive career in public service and currently serves as 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. Marshals and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Peter Clare


Peter Clare 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 and has worked in the medical field for more than thirteen years. Ms. Jackson is the parent of two children, both former College Tribe participants.

Tongelina Tubbs

Board Member

Tongelina Tubbs is a Training Specialist with 20 or more years of experience with the United States Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria, Virginia. Tonya specializes in policy and procedures and is responsible for educating other employees on using progressive systems and applications, including various software, communication procedures and organizational systems. In her free time Tonya like to shop, crafting, family and community events and planning volunteer various committees in the community.

Trey Robertson

Board Member

Trey Robertson joined the College Tribe organization in 2014 as a mentor. He is the Copyright Manager for Performing Arts at the United States Copyright Office in Washington, DC. A Memphis, Tennessee native, he earned a Bachelor of Music from Middle Tennessee State University and a Master of Music Business 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. He has also appeared as an actor in over two dozen commercials, corporate and government projects.

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