Avenue is governed by a dedicated Board of Trustees who meet monthly either as a board or in special committees to monitor and guide organizational progress, challenges, and responses.

Cassandra Silvernail

Cassandra joined the board in 2010. She is Senior Vice President, Community Development Lending at Bank of...

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Marie Arcos

Marie joined the board in 2009. She is a native Houstonian who grew up in the Near...

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Donna Espadas

Donna joined the board in 2015. She serves as the Senior Project Manager at Houston’s VA Patient...

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Viola Solomon

Viola joined the board in 2012. She is the Senior Vice President, Director Community Lending Mortgage with...

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Michael “Tate” Barkley

Michael “Tate” Barkley joined the board in 2018. He is a resident of the Museum District.  Tate...

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Stephen J. “Jamie” Bryant

Jamie joined the board in 2017. He serves as Executive Vice President of Midway, guiding the company’s...

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Jesus Andres DeAnda

Jesus joined the board in 2017 and is a lifelong resident of Houston’s Northside. He has always...

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Susan Holcomb

Susan joined the board in 2015. She is a 36-year banking veteran, with experience as Lending Secretary,...

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David Jones

David joined the board in 2003 and has been active in the Houston multi-family industry for 30...

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Tami Merrick

Tami joined the board in 2011 and is an eleven-year resident, artist, and architect in the First...

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Nicola Parente

Nicola, an Italian American artist, joined the board in 2015. Over the last decade, Nicola has been...

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Mark Parthie

Mark joined the board in 1992, shortly after the organization’s founding, and has been a resident of...

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Deborah Tesar

Deborah, a Registered Nurse, joined the board in 2002. She lives in Avenue’s target area, is active...

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