Our Team

Ashley Vickers Brown Selfless Love Foundation Founder CEO


Ashley Brown believes that family is a gift and that every child deserves one. Her adoption as an infant changed the trajectory of her life. Selfless Love Foundation is her way of paying that gift forward. In 2015, Ashley and her husband Ed Brown, former CEO of Tequila Patrón, founded Selfless Love Foundation.
The nonprofit is dedicated to improving the child welfare system and creating opportunities for more foster children to find their forever families and thrive in adulthood.
Ted Keyser Selfless Love Foundation Executive Director bio


Ted Keyser oversees the people and programs that allow Selfless Love Foundation to impact children in foster care and youth who age out of the system. He brings more than a decade of child welfare experience to the organization.
Adopted as an infant, Keyser also has a personal connection to SLF’s mission.

Executive Team

Stephanie Absmeier Senior Director of Development Selfless Love Foundation
Stephanie Absmeier
Senior Director of Development
Shelli Lockhart Senior Director of Marketing Selfless Love Foundation
Shelli Lockhart
Senior Director of Marketing
Kelly McGrath Senior Director of Program Operations Selfless Love Foundation
Kelly McGrath
Senior Director of Program Operations
Candice Odom VP Finance Selfless Love Foundation
Candice Odom
Vice President, Finance


Youth Programs Director
Adoptions Director
Community Relations Director
James (JR)
Advocacy Director
Philanthropy Director

Scott Zankl

Board Member

Scott Zankl is the owner of Excell Auto Group, the only luxury and exotic car dealership in Boca Raton, FL and a well-known leader in the industry, selling an average of 40 high-end vehicles per month. Scott’s needs to exceed his customers’ expectations long after the sale is the reason why Excell Auto is constantly growing its relationship with current customers and gaining new ones. Scott and his wife Kristen are proud parents of three beautiful children, Tyler, Trevor, and Alexa. Recognizing the importance of giving back to the community, Scott is honored and humbled to be a Selfless Love Foundation board member.

Zankl brings his expertise to Selfless Love’s relationship building, fundraising and business development.

Mark Tremblay

board member

Mark Tremblay brings more than 25 years of experience in interior design, construction management, and marketing to the Board of Selfless Love Foundation. As the president of Marc-Michaels Interior Design, Tremblay is an expert at relationship building, aligning each client’s needs with the designer’s style to create a stunning final product. Tremblay has been recognized in national magazines, including Architectural Digest. 

Tremblay brings expertise in fundraising and special events.

Stevens Sainte-Rose

Board member

Stevens Sainte-Rose has over two decades of proven experience developing, leading and delivering human resources strategy plans in various multi-billion-dollar, global organizations. Stevens served as Chief Human Research Officer (CHRO) at U.S. Walgreens, as Senior Vice President of HR at Coca-Cola International, served as Chief HR and Transformation Officer at Dawn Foods Global, and most recently as CHRO at Parallel. 

Stevens is also Founder and Principal at Chase the Experiences, an executive coaching practice with a focus on creating more successful executive-level transitions and driving better diversity and inclusion. 

Stevens brings his expertise to Selfless Love’s human resources and overall business plans and strategies.

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