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 a lifelong Texan, graduating with a B.A. in Sociology from Texas A&M University. Her focus has been in nonprofit organizations working with vulnerable populations in the mental health and education sectors, having most recently transitioned from an administrative role in the Head Start program. She brings eight years of professional experience on how best to connect members of the community with necessary tools and resources for greater economic independence and overall well-being.