Staff Spotlight: Welcome Leticia Villareal and Kristina Hernandez!

The Center would like to welcome the two newest employees to the team: Leticia Villareal, Licensed Professional Counselor and Kristina Hernandez, serving as Development Director at the Children’s Bereavement Center of South Texas. We’re excited to have you both part of the team. If you run into either one of them in the near future, make sure you stop to welcome them to the family!!

Leticia R. Villareal, M.S., LPC, LCDC-I Licensed Professional Counselor at the Center

Leticia R. Villareal, M.S., LPC, LCDC-I
Licensed Professional Counselor at the Center

Leticia, also known as “Letty” to clients, is a graduate of the University of Texas at San Antonio and the University of Missouri at Kanas City. Leticia previously worked at Laurel Ridge Treatment Center and Family Violence Prevention Services as a therapist the last couple of years. Leticia’s past work experience with adults and children includes work with parenting groups, foster care, victims of crime advocacy, and military veterans. Leticia is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor Intern. Leticia is trained in Cognitive Processing Therapy, a therapy utilized to help reduce PTSD symptoms. Leticia has a passion for walking with people in their greatest time of need and providing a safe space to express their inner voice freely.

Kristina Hernandez, MNM
Development Director at the Center

Kristina Hernandez, MNM Development Director at the Center

Kristina Hernandez joined Children’s Bereavement Center this February as the Director of Development. Most recently, she served as Director of Community Investments for the San Antonio Food Bank, where she oversaw all corporate fundraising including special events, food & fund drives, and volunteer operations. Prior to her role at the Food Bank, she spent 17 years at a $2.8-billion credit union – the last 11 of which were spent in marketing and community relations. Kristina holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in marketing and a Master of Science in Nonprofit Management. She has served on the national Board of Directors for the nonprofit Bright Pink and on the Strengthening Families Issue Council for the United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County. Kristina and her husband, Scott, have three amazing children – Brianna, Riley, and Keller. Kristina and Scott enjoy spending family time watching movies, playing board games, and watching live music.