Melissa Diaz

Prior to joining Avenue, Melissa worked for LISC Houston managing operations, financials and providing programmatic support across the platform. She also worked for a financial firm as the Lead Quality Control Analyst where she managed, modified, trained and implemented new processes to enhance productivity and ensure compliance and budget satisfaction....

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Katie Fine

Katie joined Avenue in 2022 as the Fundraising Specialist/Grant Writer. Katie was born in Dallas, received her BA in Sociology and Spanish from Trinity University in San Antonio, and received her Masters in Public Affairs from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at UT Austin. Katie has spent the majority...

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Alejandra Rangel

Alejandra Rangel is the Resident Services Instructor at Redwood Heights. She was born and raised in Houston, TX, and is of Mexican and Central American heritage. She’s currently a junior at the University of Houston-Main Campus and is studying Communication Sciences and Disorders, with a minor in Psychology.  She loves...

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Emilia Torres

Emilia joined Avenue as an intern in 2018 and is now a Resident Services Instructor. Emilia holds a Bachelor’s in Social Work from the University of Houston-Downtown. In her role as an instructor she works directly with residents on a daily basis. Emilia’s focus is to always find positive outcomes...

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Chiquita Dexter

Chiquita joined Avenue in 2017. She minored in Interior Design, and majored in Architectural Engineering at Lone Star College. Chiquita is currently studying International Business with a minor in Linguistics at Liberty University. Chiquita has over 27 years of experience working in social science environments with a concentration in Geriatrics...

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LaKeisha Mims

As the Program Associate for lending, LaKeisha advances Avenue Community Capital’s mission of making homeownership possible for every Houstonian. LaKeisha brings with her a background in corporate finance, management & administrative responsibilities, in addition to her passion to lead w/a servant’s heart. A recent college graduate of University of Houston-Downtown,...

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Valerie Waddle

Valerie came to Avenue with over 15 years of affordable housing non-profit financial management experience and acts as Controller, overseeing the accounting functions of the organization. Valerie places a high priority on accurate, effective and meaningful communication of financial information to decision makers and stakeholders at Avenue. She has previously...

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