Meet Our Founder

Alaya Ketani CHT CFT CPC is the Founder and Executive Director of Keeping Ashland Women Safe Task Force, K.A.W.S.  Alaya has worked a lifetime with fervor to establish the wellbeing of Women and Girls internationally.  She has created powerful alliances with community organizations including Ashland Police Department (APD),  Jackson County Sexual Assault Response Team (SART), Ashland Culture of Peace Commission (ACPC), Ashland Chapter of Association of University Women (AAUW), and more.  The mission of K.A.W.S. is to pierce the perceived “bubble” of an ideal city and increase awareness for much needed change to the community about the significant presence of harassment, threat of violence and violence against Women in Ashland.