Meet The Team

Natara Velazquez

Natara Velazquez

TVAP Case Manager - Raleigh

Natara attained a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Forensic Psychology. After obtaining her first degree Natara spent six years in law enforcement. She spent four years on the patrol division and two years as an investigator in the Special Victims Unit managing cases primarily involving sexual assault and child abuse. It was there that Natara gained an immense passion for human trafficking awareness and advocacy. Natara is committed to her transition into social work and servicing this community that is many times helpless, shunned and overlooked. “Beauty from ashes” Isaiah 61:3 NIV

Sara Bukowski

Sara Bukowski

Clinical Counseling Supervisor - Raleigh

Sara has been with Bethany Christian Services since March 2017. Sara has worked in the mental health field for over 15 years in residential, community, and outpatient settings. Sara is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (NC#9996) and Qualified Supervisor (QS132077) for the state of North Carolina. She specializes in trauma, attachment, mood disorders, and parenting strategies. During her time at Bethany, Sara has worked with adoptive families in the Domestic Infant Adoption program, supervised the Trafficking Victims Assistance program, and provided counseling services to individuals, couples, and families.