Protect Us Kids Foundation
Veda Woods is the Founder/CEO of Protect Us Kids Foundation (PUK), a 501c3 nonprofit, whose global mission is to advocate for awareness of Online Child Sexual Exploitation (OCSE) of youth from underserved, rural and marginalized communities. PUK strives to strengthen alliances within the mental and behavioral health community, while also driving the development of innovative technologies that can be leveraged towards ending sexual violence, exploitation and abuse against children. Driving strategic partnerships in support of providing preventative resources and tools is a focus, however, establishing a global platform for youth to have a voice is Veda’s passion. She also participates on national and international working groups, seeking leading practices in cyber research, intelligence, data governance, risk management and policy to support strategic initiatives.