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 Master’s from The University of Texas at Austin’s School of Social Work and a B.A. from Southwestern University. Berenice brings to Avenue a wealth of experience including private philanthropy, community development, project management, and business development. The focus of her work in the past 15 years has been improving the financial stability of families through education and coaching.