Board Bios


Jameece Pinckney, Chairman & Founder

Jameece Pinckney is Chairman and an incorporating director of The OPHELIA Foundation. It was no surprise that Jameece founded OPHELIA, because of her love for the Lord, family and community. The strength she possesses is in her bloodline as the oldest grandchild of Ophelia Comfort Jones and daughter of Joanne Hill Latimer. Jameece is an executive and self-starter with more than 15 years of progressively responsible experience in fast-growing service company environments. She has held multiple leadership roles in business operations — designing, implementing and delivering leading-edge contract administration process solutions while successfully executing corporate goals and achieving proven results. Jameece is compliance oriented, an effective communicator and a dynamic business partner and change agent with a passion for developing and mentoring efficient, effective teams. She travels and works internationally, thus bringing diversity and a broad range of experience to The OPHELIA Foundation.

Jameece has a Juris Doctor in Law from the University of Cincinnati College of Law, a master’s degree in educational administration and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Tennessee State University. She also holds a Top Secret security clearance. Jameece is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and supports numerous other civic and professional organizations.

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Gilbert Pinckney, Vice Chairman

Gil Pinckney is an incorporating director of the Foundation and the youngest child of Ophelia Pinckney. Gil is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the family business. He is a highly decorated U.S. Army veteran and brings more than 26 years of professional experience to The OPHELIA Foundation. His expansive portfolio includes successfully managing million-dollar acquisitions and holding responsibility for the development, design, operation, and improvement of the systems that create and deliver the firm’s products and services. He applies this expertise to The OPHELIA Foundation in his role as Vice Chairman.

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Amanda Benzing, Secretary

Amanda Benzing was elected Secretary of the Board of Directors in 2016. She brings to this position the professional skills and expertise she has honed while holding extensive administrative responsibilities for multi-million-dollar federal contracts. She is motivated by her firm belief that every child deserves to receive the resources and support necessary to successfully work toward a healthy and meaningful life.

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Fawn Coleman, Compliance

Fawn Coleman is an incorporating director of The OPHELIA Foundation. Fawn served the Foundation as its first secretary. As a former president and 10-year member of a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization’s board of directors, Fawn is responsible for providing compliance and regulatory expertise to the OPHELIA Board. She has spent most of her professional career in a senior management capacity, where she has used her advanced organizational development skills to help entities achieve organizational effectiveness.

Fawn leads the Foundation’s scholarship, grants and awards outreach activities, identifying and choosing deserving recipients for assistance from OPHELIA.

She has a master’s degree in organization development from American University and a dual undergraduate degree in Latin American studies and economics from Penn State University. Fawn is a lifetime member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

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Ray Robertson, Treasurer

Ray Robertson serves as Treasurer of the Board of Directors. He is a proud veteran of the U.S. Navy, with 20 years of service. In that capacity, Ray had countless opportunities to serve many communities in the United States and abroad. Some of the most fulfilling work he performed was helping to rebuild schools in third-world nations, and he experienced firsthand the joy this brought to the students who attended the schools. Ray is pleased to impact our local communities in a similar way as an active director of The OPHELIA Foundation.

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Darryl Peek, Financial Secretary

Darryl Peek is an incorporating director of The OPHELIA Foundation. Darryl is a dynamic IT leader, business developer, consultant, project manager, subject matter expert and organizational change agent with extensive experience in utilizing and implementing business systems and processes to drive results. He has a proven track record of success in the federal government and the intelligence community. Darryl also holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering. He is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

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Dana Latimer, Community & Fundraising Events

Dana Latimer is an incorporating director of The OPHELIA Foundation. She brings professional skills gained as a project/program manager for multi-million-dollar projects for nearly 20 years, as well as her personal experience as a volunteer and a passion for giving back to the community, to the Foundation. Dana is a granddaughter of Ophelia Comfort Jones.

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