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....

Xochitl Jimenez

Xochitl joined Avenue in 2014. As the Resident Services Manager, she manages programs at six multi-family rental developments in Houston’s Northside. Xochitl provides supportive services to residents by assisting them with educational, financial, and vocational skills they need to be successful and encourages them to take steps to achieve personal...

Laila Khalili

Laila joined Avenue in 2017 and serves as the Community Initiatives Project Manager. She brings with her a passion for public service and community engagement. She received a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Houston, and was an active community organizer while in college. Prior to joining Avenue, Laila...

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...

Cindy Tessler

Cindy joined Avenue in 2017 as Counseling Program Manager for the HomeOwnership Center and is now the Director of Homeownership. Her work includes oversight and leadership of the in-house counseling program for first time home buyers as well as program compliance reporting and management. Cindy is Colombian by birth but...

Berenice Yu

Berenice currently serves Avenue in the role of Chief Operating Officer, providing program Leadership of our Asset Building, Community Initiatives, and Resident Services programs; coordinating operational planning; leading the implementation of systems to ensure effectiveness and efficiency across programs and operations; and coordinating program evaluation and reporting. Berenice has a...

Darla Berry

Darla joined Avenue as Fund Development Officer and Grant Writer in 2016. 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 volunteered with animal...

Aaron Campbell

Aaron Campbell joined Avenue in 2017 as Realty Program Coordinator and now serves as a Multi-Family Development Project Manager. He has a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Texas Tech University and previously worked for ExxonMobil in sales and marketing. He is excited to use his skills and experiences in commercial...

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...