Our Team


Marita Montes

Executive Director (Team Lead, Module II)

After pursuing a career in Art & Design, Marita worked in the non-profit sector advancing women leadership and educational programs in Boston, Los Angeles and New York. Marita volunteered at The Avenue from 2011-2014 and rejoined the Avenue Executive Committee in 2017. She became Executive Director in 2020. A true New Yorker at heart, Marita loves design, power walking, and micro gardens.


Monica Mehan

Avenue Executive Committee (Team Lead, Module III)

Monica has been on the Avenue Executive Committee and Module Coach since 2015. She helped launch the Mothers Who Wonder program in 2018. Monica has worked in event and project management for over 10 years in New York and Los Angeles. She is passionate about friendship, modern art, the violin and the Spanish language.


Isabella Legaspi

Avenue Executive Committee (Team Lead, Module I)

Izzy has been with The Avenue since 2016, first as a mentor, and now as a member of the Avenue Executive Committee. She is an elementary school teacher by profession and is currently working on her masters and teaching certification in education at Hunter College.

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Sophia Martinson

Avenue Executive Committee

Sophia has been on the Avenue Executive Committee since 2020. She is a freelance culture writer for various publications, including Angelus magazine and Verily magazine. Previously, she worked in education policy research in Washington, D.C.


Claire Hadley

Avenue Executive Committee (Team Lead, Module IV)

After graduating from Notre Dame with a philosophy degree, Claire pursued a career in development, working in various educational institutions in New York, Boston and St. Louis. She received a degree in Theology from the Pontifical University of Holy Cross in Rome. Claire joined the Avenue Executive Committee this past summer 2020. Although she is currently in NYC, Claire remains a loyal Orioles fan.