Chris Dwyer

Executive Director & Founder

301.602.4315 (m)



Bonnie Acosta

Program Coordinator

301.832.0144 (m)



Tim Adade

Program Coordinator

240.381.0330 (m)


Board of Directors

Regarding servant leadership and the stewardship of all participants:


"I asked, 'Who is the leader of this crew team?' 'Well,' [the oarsman] said, 'that depends. In the race, on the job, it is the little person in the back of the boat, the one who can't row, who is in charge. He, or often she, is the task leader. But there is also the stroke, who sets the pace and the standard we all must follow. Off the river, however, the leader is the captain of the boat. He or she is responsible for choosing the crew, for our discipline, and for the mood and motivation of the group, but on the river the captain is just another member of the crew. Finally, there is the coach, who is responsible for our training and development. There is no doubt who is the leader when the coach is around. We don't have any one leader,' he concluded, 'nor do we give anyone that title. The role shifts around, depending on the stage we are at.' "


 — Charles Handy

Daphne Felten-Green



Joe Bredekamp


NASA (retired)


Sara Chauhan

t.Monk Editorial Services


Monica Corcoran

National Geographic


Meredith Driscoll



Maureen Dwyer

Sitar Arts Center

Kaleena Khalek-Dwyer

University of Maryland


Bambi Harmon

CONCERN — Maryland

Nick Lanyi

Communications Consultant


Donatos Ndjami

Frostberg State University

Dan Shenk-Evans

Capital Area Food Bank


Chris Dwyer