Brian Anderson is the CEO and Executive Director of SAFFT. As co-founder, Brian spent 12 years working for a number of successful technology companies in various sales and operations roles while supporting the organization as a volunteer. Brian has a B.S. degree in Commerce and Business Administration with an MIS focus from the University of Alabama. Brian joined the team officially in 2013 serving in multiple roles including Director of Programs and COO. In August 2016, Brian took over as CEO. Brian serves this mission because he has a passion, love, and faith in watching families experience true, generational change. Brian is married with three amazing children including an adopted child.
Ashley Anderson is Founder and Development Director of SAFFT. Ashley is the true visionary of the strategic direction of the organization and continues to contribute through fundraising and speaking. Ashley served as Executive Director for 7 years and established one of the most unique models for foster care support that is impacting hundreds of families a year in Georgia. Ashley began her career in social services working in different roles including a parent-aid, transporter, and visitation monitor. She has fostered for years and also had the privilege and blessing to adopt a child. Her personal experience has led her to the strong desire to create an organization that would make a lasting impact on her community. Ashley is married with three amazing children.
Founder & Development Director
SAFFT is excited to announce our newest member of the team, Mark Mobley, as the Director of Strategy & Programs. Mark will help execute our vision of becoming the solution to improving foster care and restoring families through our model. Mark currently serves as the District 4 Representative on the Jefferson City Council, has been married for 28 years, and has two children. Previously, Mark led the development of a revolutionary “work-first” homelessness ministry as Executive Director in Buford, GA; spent 15+ years as a pastor at churches in North Georgia including The Jefferson Church and Free Chapel, and served as a Board Member for several nonprofits. Welcome to the team Mark!
Director of Strategy & Programs
Scott Torres is the Caregiver Program Manager at SAFFT. After a 20 year career in retail management, Scott joined the SAFFT team to follow his passion of empowering foster and adoptive families. Scott manages the Caregiver program serving all foster and adoptive families in the community. He also oversees facilities, volunteers, and special events. He is married and has two wonderful boys. Together, Scott and Jessica are also full time foster parents.
Caregiver Program Manager, Foster & Adoption Support
Anne-Marie Taylor is the Program Manager for all programming in Hall and Forsyth. Anne-Marie has experience working as a Foster Care Case Manager with the Department of Children and Families, as well as an extensive background in Finance. Anne-Marie holds degrees in Business Administration & Human Services Management. She is currently working on a MA in Clinical Psychology and Counseling. She is leader in her local church, teaching and volunteering in the Children’s Ministries.
Program Manager, Hall & Forsyth
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