About A'Keti and her Organization

A'Keti Avila has come a long way since growing up on a mile-long dirt road in East Central Georgia's "poor belt".  Today, this award-winning Speaker, Trainer, Social Advocate and Wellness Coach is more likely to be found in places such as New York's Apollo Theater, where she was recently named a Stroke Ambassador for the American Heart Association or Dallas, Texas accepting the prestigious American Heart Association Louis B. Russell, Jr. Memorial Award in recognition of her outstanding and effective service to minority and under-served communities.

A passionate, exuberant and powerfully impactful speaker, A’Keti’s keynotes often leave audiences feeling empowered and enlighten with the necessary skills to make positive changes in their own lives and in the lives of the people and communities they serve.  Although A’Keti is a Stanford University-Certified Master Trainer in Chronic Disease Self-Management and an authority on both individual and community health, her passion for health and wellness education actually comes from a very personal place.  Fueled by her own life-threatening experiences with diabetes, she uses her first hand experiences to provide practical knowledge for others to live healthy, empowered, purposeful lives.

A’Keti is also a fierce advocate for social change.  She has personally helped raise millions of dollars for non-profit organizations, spearheaded innumerable community projects and is an expert project manager.  Not only has she provided direct oversight of multiple Health Networks and established wellness centers sites throughout the state of Georgia, but A’Keti has collaborated with several National and Regional organizations - American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association, American Cancer Society, Diabetes Screening Project, National Institutes of Health, the State of Georgia Department of Community Health as well as Universities to assist with training and the promotion of a variety of health issues.

A'Keti is also the author of the upcoming book "Diabetes from A'Keti to Z", and is currently developing a health and wellness-based cooking program for television, based on her most popular (and delicious) recipes.  So if you a looking for a opening keynote to energize your audience and get them ready to engage in the task at hand or if you need a closing speaker to send your participants home inspired and renewed, in A’Keti you will find a passion filled, electrifying message of transformation, hope and purpose.