Christine Gray was Chief Executive Officer of TimeBanks USA from 2009 to 2012. For ten years—as Director of Special Projects, then as Chief Operating Officer, and finally as CEO—she led development of new approaches to TimeBanking and Co-Production for systems change as well as development of all TimeBanks USA training and support materials.She is the author of an in-depth case study of co-production at Holy Cross Community Trust (2012) and co-author of a definitive study of the relation between co-production and the civil rights movement in the United States. Currently, Christine co-teaches a course in Systems Change in the Master of Laws program of the University of the District of Columbia School of Law. In 2008 she was retained by Phelps Stokes to head a unique design team that partnered with former inmates to develop the National Homecomers Academy, a transformative institution that defines re-entry as homecoming on a journey of service and learning that rebuilds community. Prior to her work at TimeBanks USA, she was a community leader and activist in Agoura Hills, California, where she was engaged in a grass-roots movement for the community’s cityhood.
Christine has a Ph.D. from UCLA. Her doctoral dissertation (currently under revision for publication) is about the political status of American Indian tribes from 1763 to 1978, with emphasis on their achievement of self-determination and self-governance in the last quarter of the twentieth century.