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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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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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 Avenue board in 2012. She is a Banking & Finance Professional and is active...

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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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Michael “Tate” Barkley

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

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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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Winnie Kwok

Winnie joined the Avenue Board in 2021 and is an experienced Senior Tax Manager with a demonstrated...

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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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Kyle Shelton

Kyle Shelton joined the board in 2019 after serving on the Avenue Building Committee for several years....

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Yuraima Rodriguez

Yuraima Rodriguez most recently served as the Vice President, Texas Portfolio Manager at Amerant Bank, formerly Mercantil...

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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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