Staff Bios

Chris Dwyer

Executive Director & Founder

301.602.4315 (m)

chris.dwyer@vinecorps.org

Born and raised in Prince George's County (Cheverly, Maryland), Chris provides VineCorps' vision, direction and development. A graduate of Loyola University Maryland (English and Philosophy), he spent his next two years as a service corps member living and serving youth and their families in South Central Los Angeles and the Central City of Milwaukee. Still seeking to heed a social justice faith journey, he now brings to VineCorps two decades' experience as a youth development nonprofit professional, most notably 10 years as director of the Good Shepherd Teen Learning Center in Washington, D.C. Chris moved back home to Cheverly with his wife, Maureen, to raise their three children, where he is an avid youth soccer coach. He is also a former teacher and martial arts instructor.

 

Bonnie Acosta

Program Coordinator

301.832.0144 (m)

bonnie.acosta@vinecorps.org

A recent graduate of Cornell University with a major in Atmospheric Sciences and minor in Latino Studies, Bonnie is responsible for coordinating key aspects of VineCorps’ College & Career Prep program and working closely with students to provide the support, encouragement and accountability they need and deserve. She also handles VineCorps' translating needs. Bonnie works part time at Cesar Chavez Public Charter School, too, and is an alumna of Elizabeth Seton High School, where several VineCorps students attend.

 

Tim Adade

Program Coordinator

240.381.0330 (m)

tim.adade@vinecorps.org

A recent graduate of Bethany College with a major in Mathematics and minor in Physics, Tim is responsible for coordinating key aspects of VineCorps’ College & Career Prep program and working closely with students to provide the support, encouragement and accountability they need and deserve. He also manages VineCorps' Open Gym sessions. Tim works part time as an independent tutor as well, and is an alumnus of Bladensburg High School, where most VineCorps students attend.