BIG BEND AREA PROGRAM DIRECTORS
Founder/Tallahassee Program Director
Mr. Royle King
Mr. Royle King is one of the founders of the Big Bend Area Omega Lamplighters. A native of Dallas, Texas, King is a 2007 initiate of the Upsilon Psi chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated. Since joining the fraternity, he has been the recipient of numerous community and fraternity-based awards including: a 2013 finalist for the Tallahassee Democrat's "Volunteer of the Year" and Omega Florida State Organization 2013-2014 Omega Man of the Year.
Mr. King is a 2012 graduate of Florida A&M University with a Bachelor of Science in Broadcast Journalism, he currently serves as production manager at Tallahassee's ABC affliate WTXL.
Wakulla Program Director
Mr. Simeon Nelson
Mr. Simeon Nelson is the Wakulla Program Director for the Big Bend Area Omega Lamplighters. A native of Wakulla County, Florida, Nelson is a graduate of both the University of Northern Iowa and Florida A&M University, he held degrees in criminology and educational leadership respectively.
Mr. Nelson has dedicated 20 years to educating the students of the Wakulla County School System. He currently serves as principal of Riversink Elementary School in Crawfordville. He is a 2008 initiate of the Chi Omega chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated.
Jackson County Program Director
LaDray Gilbert, Esquire
LaDray Gilbert, Esquire is the Jackson County Program Director for the Big Bend Area Omega Lamplighters. A native of Malone, Florida, Attorney Gilbert is a graduate of the Florida A&M University College of Law. After graduating and passing the bar, Gilbert decided to take his talents back home to assist his community.
As managing partner of The Gilbert Firm, P.A., he primarly practices Personal Injury, Criminal, and Family Law. He is currently the President of the FAMU College of Law Alumni Alliance. Attorney Gilbert is a 2008 initiate of the Upsilon Alpha Alpha chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated. He is currently a member of the Chi Omega chapter.