Meet the team

Trio is led by a team with extensive public and private sector expertise dedicated to providing students access to life-changing college opportunities.

To learn about our Fellows and site leaders, visit our site overview page.

Meet our site leaders

Trio team

Chris Gabrieli

CEO

Chris Gabrieli is a co-founder and CEO of Trio New College Network. He is also the CEO of Empower Schools, Chairman of the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education, and a lecturer at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education. He has been at the forefront of several movements to expand educational opportunity and improve schooling and has been the founder of three successful non-profit education innovation and policy organizations.

Chris is a Partner Emeritus at Bessemer Venture Partners where he helped entrepreneurs build biotechnology and healthcare companies and began his business career as the founder and CEO of GMIS, a medical software company that became the leader in its field and a publicly traded company.  Chris has been active in civic and political life in Massachusetts.  Chris and his wife live in Boston where they have raised five children.

Wes Peacock

Managing Director, Program & Operations

Wes Peacock is a co-founder of Trio New College Network. He was formerly a management consultant with Accenture and then made an early career change and spent 4 years teaching AP Physics and AP Calculus at Chelsea High School, where he also served for a year as chair of the Math Department. He is a proud alumnus of Teach for America Massachusetts.​

He became frustrated that his smart, capable, hard-working students would do well in his classes but then would face so many barriers and challenges when they moved on to college.  He is passionate about helping more students achieve postsecondary success and access a meaningful career.

John Gabrieli

Managing Director, Growth & Strategy

John Gabrieli is a co-founder of Trio New College Network. After teaching middle school math & science through Teach for America, John went on to work on expanding access to college for non-traditional students as a Senior Innovation Research Associate at Southern New Hampshire University's Sandbox Innovation Center.

​At the Innovation Center, John got the opportunity to work first-hand with SNHU's pioneering community partner programs across the country, and became convinced that the hybrid college model had the potential to transform higher education. He is passionate about building an equitable higher education system that gives every student the opportunity to lead a choice-filled life.​

In addition to his work at Trio, John also served as founder & co-chair of the Every Voice Coalition, a grassroots movement to combat sexual violence on college campuses and support survivors.

Marcone Correia

Head of Brand & Design

Marcone Correia is the head of brand and design of Trio New College Network. He was previously a management consultant with EY-Parthenon, where he primarily contributed to education projects focused on strategy and financial analysis for school districts and public universities. ​

Through both professional and personal experiences, Marcone has become familiar with the structural barriers students face to pursuing their higher education goals. He is enthusiastic about addressing inequity in education and believes the hybrid college model has the potential to empower communities with an innovative college opportunity.

Trio Board

Eleanor Laurans

Board Member

Chris Gabrieli is a co-founder and CEO of Trio New College Network. He is also the CEO of Empower Schools, Chairman of the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education, and a lecturer at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education. He has been at the forefront of several movements to expand educational opportunity and improve schooling and has been the founder of three successful non-profit education innovation and policy organizations.

Chris is a Partner Emeritus at Bessemer Venture Partners where he helped entrepreneurs build biotechnology and healthcare companies and began his business career as the founder and CEO of GMIS, a medical software company that became the leader in its field and a publicly traded company.  Chris has been active in civic and political life in Massachusetts.  Chris and his wife live in Boston where they have raised five children.

Paymon Rouhanifard

Board Member

Wes Peacock is a co-founder of Trio New College Network. He was formerly a management consultant with Accenture and then made an early career change and spent 4 years teaching AP Physics and AP Calculus at Chelsea High School, where he also served for a year as chair of the Math Department. He is a proud alumnus of Teach for America Massachusetts.​

He became frustrated that his smart, capable, hard-working students would do well in his classes but then would face so many barriers and challenges when they moved on to college.  He is passionate about helping more students achieve postsecondary success and access a meaningful career.

Melina Engel

Board Member

John Gabrieli is a co-founder of Trio New College Network. After teaching middle school math & science through Teach for America, John went on to work on expanding access to college for non-traditional students as a Senior Innovation Research Associate at Southern New Hampshire University's Sandbox Innovation Center.

​At the Innovation Center, John got the opportunity to work first-hand with SNHU's pioneering community partner programs across the country, and became convinced that the hybrid college model had the potential to transform higher education. He is passionate about building an equitable higher education system that gives every student the opportunity to lead a choice-filled life.​

In addition to his work at Trio, John also served as founder & co-chair of the Every Voice Coalition, a grassroots movement to combat sexual violence on college campuses and support survivors.

Fred Mutsinzi

Board Member

Marcone Correia is the head of brand and design of Trio New College Network. He was previously a management consultant with EY-Parthenon, where he contributed to education projects focused on strategy and financial analysis for school districts and public universities. ​

Through both professional and personal experiences, Marcone has become familiar with the structural barriers students face to pursuing their higher education goals. He is enthusiastic about addressing inequity in education and believes the hybrid college model has the potential to empower communities with an innovative college opportunity.

Ted Mitchell

Board Member

Marcone Correia is the head of brand and design of Trio New College Network. He was previously a management consultant with EY-Parthenon, where he contributed to education projects focused on strategy and financial analysis for school districts and public universities. ​

Through both professional and personal experiences, Marcone has become familiar with the structural barriers students face to pursuing their higher education goals. He is enthusiastic about addressing inequity in education and believes the hybrid college model has the potential to empower communities with an innovative college opportunity.

Chris Gabrieli

CEO

Chris Gabrieli is a co-founder and CEO of Trio New College Network. He is also the CEO of Empower Schools, Chairman of the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education, and a lecturer at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education. He has been at the forefront of several movements to expand educational opportunity and improve schooling and has been the founder of three successful non-profit education innovation and policy organizations.

Chris is a Partner Emeritus at Bessemer Venture Partners where he helped entrepreneurs build biotechnology and healthcare companies and began his business career as the founder and CEO of GMIS, a medical software company that became the leader in its field and a publicly traded company.  Chris has been active in civic and political life in Massachusetts.  Chris and his wife live in Boston where they have raised five children.

Wes Peacock

Managing Director, Program & Operations

Wes Peacock is a co-founder of Trio New College Network. He was formerly a management consultant with Accenture and then made an early career change and spent 4 years teaching AP Physics and AP Calculus at Chelsea High School, where he also served for a year as chair of the Math Department. He is a proud alumnus of Teach for America Massachusetts.​

He became frustrated that his smart, capable, hard-working students would do well in his classes but then would face so many barriers and challenges when they moved on to college.  He is passionate about helping more students achieve postsecondary success and access a meaningful career.

John Gabrieli

Managing Director, Growth & Strategy

John Gabrieli is a co-founder of Trio New College Network. After teaching middle school math & science through Teach for America, John went on to work on expanding access to college for non-traditional students as a Senior Innovation Research Associate at Southern New Hampshire University's Sandbox Innovation Center.

​At the Innovation Center, John got the opportunity to work first-hand with SNHU's pioneering community partner programs across the country, and became convinced that the hybrid college model had the potential to transform higher education. He is passionate about building an equitable higher education system that gives every student the opportunity to lead a choice-filled life.​

In addition to his work at Trio, John also served as founder & co-chair of the Every Voice Coalition, a grassroots movement to combat sexual violence on college campuses and support survivors.

Marcone Correia

Head of Brand & Design

Marcone Correia is the head of brand and design of Trio New College Network. He was previously a management consultant with EY-Parthenon, where he contributed to education projects focused on strategy and financial analysis for school districts and public universities. ​

Through both professional and personal experiences, Marcone has become familiar with the structural barriers students face to pursuing their higher education goals. He is enthusiastic about addressing inequity in education and believes the hybrid college model has the potential to empower communities with an innovative college opportunity.