Mary Lawler

Mary Lawler has served as Avenue’s Executive Director since 1996, leading Avenue’s growth in impact, programming, funding, and staffing. Mary is well-known for her expertise in affordable housing and community development and was featured in the Houston Chronicle’s 2019 “Houston Gives” publication for her leadership of Avenue’s successful programs. Mary...

Jennifer Martinazzi

Jennifer is the Accounting Associate responsible for assisting the Finance Director in accounting and cash management tasks. She joined Avenue in 2009 after working for AIG in their Re-insurance Accounting department. She has an Associate of Arts in Business Administration from the University of Washington.

Angela Guerrero

Angela joined Avenue in 2016 as a Community Coordinator and now serves as the Manager of Realty Services. As a third-generation resident of Northside, she has a passion for community transformation and civic engagement and is privileged to not only live in the neighborhood but also to work in it....

Diane Jasso

Diane is a native Houstonian and fourth generation Texan. She attended and received degrees from Houston Community College and the University of Houston-Downtown. In 2007, she served a one year term with Americorps as a Housing Counselor and received certifications from NeighborWorks America in Homeownership Education and Foreclosure Prevention. In...

Miriam Camero

Miriam’s strong background in work aligning with Avenue’s mission includes her experience advocating for human rights and enhancing the living standards of marginalized communities during her recent tenure as Vice President of Social Programs at RAICES, a nonprofit immigrant legal service provider, where she oversaw the statewide case management program...

Darla Berry

Darla joined Avenue in 2016 and serves as the VP of Fund Development & Communications. She has worked in nonprofit fundraising and communications for over twenty years, serving with several other Houston gems–the Houston Symphony, Houston Methodist, the Menil Collection, and The Menninger Clinic. Throughout her career, she has actively...

Luisa Chavez

Luisa joined Avenue in 2017 as a Single Family Developer. Luisa’s passion for helping others led her to internships with nonprofit organizations including Fundacion Vivienda, a nonprofit in Venezuela that helps families build or remodel their homes. Luisa holds a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Universidad Nacional Experimental del Táchira...

Jason Holoubek

As the Director of Real Estate Development, Jason manages the acquisition and rehabilitation of naturally occurring affordable homes. He has a varied background in urban planning and analysis. Prior to joining Avenue, Jason was a Senior Planner at the City of Houston. He also has experience as a Research Analyst...

Victoria Garcia

Victoria joined Avenue’s Asset Building Team in 2018 to assist with post-Harvey housing recovery, and now assists potential homebuyers as a Housing Counselor. She first served the Near Northside in 2012 as a community leader participating with Avenue’s GO Neighborhoods program, on the GO Health Team. Prior to joining Avenue,...

Diana Martinez

Diana joined Avenue CDC in February 2018 as a Housing Recovery Counselor to help Hurricane Harvey affected homeowners obtain the resources they may need to recover. She has a Bachelor of Business Administration from The University of Texas at Austin. She is a HUD Certified Housing Counselor with 14 years...