Chris Gabrieli

TSC Co-Chair
Chris Gabrieli has been at the forefront of the movement to rethink the school calendar as the Chairman and a co-founder of the National Center on Time & Learning. He is also a Lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Following his success as a venture capitalist, Chris co-founded Massachusetts 2020, a non-profit organization with the mission to expand the economic and educational opportunities for children and families across Massachusetts. After leading the state’s first-in-the-nation initiative to expand learning time in public schools, Massachusetts 2020 grew its work to include districts across the country through a partner organization, the National Center on Time & Learning (NCTL). Chris serves as Chairman of NCTL, a national think tank, which conducts research, supports public policy, and provides direct support to schools across the nation, all centered in how schools can use more learning time to ensure students gain the academic skills they need and enjoy the well-rounded education they deserve. In addition, Chris co-authored a book with Warren Goldstein entitled Time to Learn: How a New School Schedule is Making Smarter Kids, Happier Parents, and Safer Neighborhoods, published by Jossey-Bass in 2008, which serves as a blueprint for policymakers and district leaders as they think about redesigning and expanding learning time.Chris is also currently a part-time lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Chris is a committed participant in the civic life of Boston and Massachusetts, serving now and in the past on numerous civic and university boards. He won the Democratic primary for Lt. Governor in 2002 and came in second in the Democratic primary for Governor in 2006. Chris and his wife Hilary live in Boston where they raise their five children.

Luis A. Ubiñas

TSC Co-Chair
Luis A. Ubiñas is president of the Ford Foundation, the second-largest philanthropy in the United States with more than $10 billion in assets and $500 million in annual giving.
The foundation operates worldwide and has offices in Asia, Africa, and Central and South America. Since taking leadership at Ford in 2008, Luis has built a program strategy focused on increasing the participation of poor and marginalized individuals and communities in the economic, social, and political opportunities afforded by their societies. He has focused on how new technology and social media can reshape the way nonprofits deliver results for those they serve. To maximize the resources available to grantees, Luis also led the restructuring of the foundation’s operations and endowment management. Prior to joining the Ford Foundation, Luis was a director at McKinsey & Company, leading the firm’s media practice on the West Coast. He served technology, telecommunications, and media companies, working with them to develop and implement strategies and improve operations. Much of his work focused on the opportunities and challenges represented by the growth of Internet and wireless technologies.Luis serves on several nonprofit, government and corporate boards and advisory committees, including the World Bank Advisory Council of Global Foundation Leaders, the Advisory Committee for the U.S.-China 100,000 Strong Initiative, and the boards of the New York Public Library and the Collegiate School for Boys. He also serves on the Board of Electronic Arts and on the U.S. Advisory Committee on Trade Policy and Negotiation.Luis is a graduate of Harvard College, where he was named a Truman Scholar, and Harvard Business School, where he graduated with highest honors. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.Luis is married to Deborah L. Tolman, professor of social welfare and psychology at Hunter College School of Social Work and The Graduate Center, City University of New York. They have two sons.

Blair Brown

National Director
Blair Brown is the National Director of the Time to Succeed Coalition. Blair oversees all of TSC’s day-to-day operations, including partnerships, strategic outreach, and media.
In addition, Blair is the Director of Communications & External Affairs at the National Center on Time & Learning. Prior to her current role, Blair served as the Associate Director of Public Policy for Massachusetts 2020, a state affiliate of the National Center on Time & Learning. In that position, she helped grow state support for the Massachusetts Expanded Learning Time Initiative from $6.5 million to $17.5 million in three years. She has also served as legislative director for Massachusetts State Representative Alice K. Wolf and is a veteran of many Massachusetts political campaigns. Blair earned her Master’s in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School and her B.A. in political science from Wheaton College in Norton, MA.