Founder & CEO

Ashley Brown

Born and raised in Fort Pierce, Florida, Ashley was adopted and brought up in a household where work ethic was everything. She was encouraged to work toward her dreams, and she never gave up.

From a young age, Ashley rodeoed all over the U.S. and participated in community projects and organizations.

After graduating from high school, she obtained her Communications degree from the University of Central Florida while launching an acting career that established her as a model and spokesperson. She was recognized as an award-winning public speaker for the Future Business Leaders of America. She went on to launch a successful career in sales, where she was recognized for her client relationships and successful career advancement.

These invaluable experiences allowed her to fine-tune her vision and life mission. Realizing that not all children in foster care will have the same experiences, encouragement, and opportunities she had, Ashley decided to fulfill her desire to payback the blessing of being adopted.

In 2015, Ashley married her husband, CEO of Tequila Patrón, Ed Brown. Together they founded Selfless Love Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, dedicated to enriching and transforming the lives of current and former foster youth.

A believer in achievement through group mindset, Ashley works hands-on with her team at Selfless Love to transform the lives of current and former foster youth.

"We are transforming the child welfare system. Leaving lasting footprints in policy & practice.”

- Dr. Elizabeth Wynter
Executive Director

Elizabeth Wynter, Ed.D., LMHC

For more than 20 years, Dr. Wynter has worked on behalf of abused, neglected, and abandoned children, providing leadership for local, state, and national efforts to improve the child welfare system. Dr. Wynter’s expertise in strategic planning and systems building has supported her transformative work in the areas of independent living and adoptions.

Dr. Wynter received her bachelor’s degree in Merchandising & Marketing from Florida State University, and her master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling and doctorate in Organizational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University.

Prior to joining Selfless Love Foundation, Dr. Wynter worked as the Clinical Director for Children’s Home Society, as Transitional Independent Coordinator for United Way of Broward County, as Director of Community Relations for ChildNet, and as President & CEO of Children’s Harbor.

Dr. Wynter is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Certified Addictions Professional, and Adoption Competent Trainer. She received the Administrator of the Year award in 2017 and currently serves as the Chair for the Florida Coalition for Children Foundation.

A believer in collective impact, you can find Dr. Wynter, in Tallahassee collaborating with the leaders in child-welfare in ways to transform the system, or enjoying time off with her husband and grandchildren.

philanthropy Director

Patricia Poldo

Patricia Poldo draws on personal experience and her gift for building relationships to help Selfless Love Foundation transform the child welfare system. As the Philanthropy Director, Patricia will help to guide supporters toward meaningful ways to impact the lives of children and youth in foster care.

Patricia’s connection to foster care began in childhood when her parents fostered a young boy with special needs. That experience still fuels her passion to make a difference. Patricia is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) with more than 25 years of experience in shaping the growth and development of nonprofits and educational institutions across the country. 


Dream Team

Finance Director

Candice Odom

Director of Youth Initiatives

Brandie McCabe

MPA, Development Director

Stephanie Absmeier

Community Relations Director

Jenna Leon

OVI Network Director

Kendra Hilton

Marketing Director

Shelli Lockhart

Creative Services

Christie Niblo

Development Coordinator

Yvonne Garcia-Swain


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