About Us

Administrative Staff

Efrain Carvajal

Veteran Outreach Coordinator

Efrain joined The Center in 2019 and handles our Veterans outreach in San Antonio and surrounding areas.

Jennifer Forbes

Trauma Informed Care Program Director

Bio & Image coming soon

Lejla Cenanovic

Special Program Coordinator & Educations Coordinator

Lejla joined The Center in 2010, and has been an invaluable member of the administrative team ever since. As Special Program Coordinator, Lejla handles logistics and communications for The Center’s special events throughout the year.

Born in Bosnia, Lejla came to San Antonio by way of New York City and has extensive experience in hospitality, retail, and commercial real estate. She endearingly holds the title of “Ms. Sarajevo” in the office (although official proof of this title remains to be seen), and it’s rumored she came up with the idea of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Sandy Preininger

Outreach Coordinator

Known as the “Hummingbird” of the office, Sandy joined The Center’s administrative staff in 2014. In addition to overseeing outreach and grant writing, Sandy contributes to countless areas of The Center’s work with an ability to bring a helping hand and smile that knows no end.

Sandy is originally from Wisconsin and made her way to Texas after graduating from the University of Wisconsin. Her background is in education, having worked 30 years as a kindergarten and 1st grade teacher at Leon Valley Elementary School in San Antonio’s Northside ISD. She continues to find each day an opportunity for optimism and cheerfulness.

Tiffany L. Traylor

Program Coordinator

Tiffany began her work as Program Coordinator at The Center in 2016, overseeing initiatives in San Antonio and Corpus Christi.

Adelita Clemones

Claims Coordinator