Justine Welch

Justine joined Avenue as Development Associate in 2020.  She has worked in development for over fifteen years, managing a variety of projects and events.  Justine holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Houston, Downtown.

Margaret Garcia

Marisol Huerta

Imel Lopez

Mark Nightingale

Mark currently serves as the Senior Director of Real Estate Development for Avenue.  Mark has spent his entire career working in the real estate industry, including acquisitions, dispositions, development and management.  For the last 15 years the focus has been exclusively working in the affordable housing sector.  Mark has a...

Cristina Gonzalez

Cristina joined Avenue in 2021 as the Development Assistant. As a native Houstonian she has worked in local nonprofits for almost fifteen years. She has a diverse background in art instruction, customer experience, and school administration. Cristina has a B.A. in Art History from the University of Houston and feels...

Denia Martinez

Denia is a native Houstonian and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Marketing from The University of Texas at Austin. She previously served as a volunteer teachers assistant in both elementary and middle schools, and aided young adults through professional and educational development as they transitioned into college....

Claudia Sanchez

Claudia is an accomplished community leader with over fifteen year experience in leading, managing, and establishing programs across various platforms. She is dedicated to connecting resources and collaborating with diverse teams to create processes that lead to opportunities to all. Her background in the nonprofit sector most recently includes the...

Opal Andraka

Opal is a graduate student with the University of Illinois, Master of Social Work Leadership and Social Change program. By interning with Avenue CDC, she is excited to gain valuable experience working with a diverse team doing impactful work in the community. Opal’s previous experience as a case manager for...

Elizabeth Luna

Elizabeth Luna is a first-generation Mexican-American, and a graduate of Houston Community College with an Associate’s Degree of Arts in Multidisciplinary Studies. She is currently attending The University of Houston Downtown and is planning to graduate with her Bachelor’s in Psychology. Elizabeth has five years of nonprofit experience and currently...