Lara Welch is the Executive Director of Sara’s Project in Ardmore, OK. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services and Counseling, she began her career with our organization in 2011 where she served as the lead Forensic Interviewer until 2022 when she was promoted to Executive Director. Prior to joining the team with Sara’s Project, Lara worked for The Oklahoma Department of Human Services as a Child Welfare Specialist II, conducting joint child abuse investigations. Lara is from the Carter County area and resides locally with her husband, Jake and their three beautiful children.
Amanda Wheeler is the Forensic Interviewer at Sara’s Project in Ardmore, Oklahoma. Amanda is a graduate of Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training and began her career in 2008 at Venus ISD in Venus, Texas as the athletic trainer. In 2012 she began a career at the Department of Human Services in Oklahoma, conducting child abuse investigations and finding permanency for children. She became the Family Advocate at Sara’s House in 2014. Amanda lives in Ardmore with her husband, Dustin and their two children.
Rachel Woulfe is the Family Advocate at Sara’s Project in Ardmore, Oklahoma. Rachel is a graduate of East Central University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree with a focus in Family and Consumer Science. She began a career with the Oklahoma Department of Human Services in 2015 working child abuse investigations and finding permanency for children. In 2018, she began working for Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma to help find permanency for Native American children. She became the Family Advocate at Sara’s Project in 2022. Rachel lives in Ardmore with her husband, Justin and their three children.