Della Sellers, Founder
A native to Tallahassee, Florida who made Jacksonville her home in 2011. She has worked in the automotive industry for over 17 years and now owns an automotive consulting company, called Virtue Consulting. Della accredits this career choice and the mentors she met along the way as a major piece of what changed her life forever. As a child she experienced many challenges from an unstable home, to substance and physical abuse, a broken home, and overall poverty.
Her passion for life, determination to succeed, and faith provided her the opportunity to create a new life for herself and her family. Her vision is every young woman should know the future is limitless, regardless of where you come from or what your current circumstances are. This vision created the nonprofit, Girls of Virtue, which was launched April 2020. Girls of Virtue is a program for young women ages 14-22 empowering them to be grounded spiritually, mentally, physically, and financially. The provide vocational licensing, mentoring, leadership and group activities, and additional resources to young women in the North Florida/South Georgia area.
Samantha and Andrew
Samantha and Andrew serve on the executive board as joint Vice President. They have three wonderful children that bring all the joy and challenges that life has to offer. Samantha is currently an operating room nurse, while she attends the University of Florida to complete her Bachelors of Science Nursing degree and continue her education in whatever path God leaders her down next. Andrew is a financial officer for a commercial development company, with a Bachelors from High Point University. Aside from spending most days at youth sporting events and doing loads of homework, they have a love for food, health and wellness, and most anything outdoor activity related. They have a passion for serving others and giving back to the community in their spare time. Being apart of Girls of Virtue has been something they have prayed over with Della from the beginning. “Our mission is to ensure that we support Della, Girls of Virtue and it’s values, and most importantly, the young women in our community. To provide our next generation of women with the tool and resources to navigate this crazy world. To be strong and successful in all aspects of life, centered around God’s word”.
David and Kathy Bryant
David and Kathy Bryant Married on Nov 4th 1989 in Gainesville Fl we have 2 Beautiful Daughters and 2 dogs. We live at the beach area and ran a successful business named The Ice Man for 32 years together where we manufactured 300 tons of ICE every 24 hours and covered from Orlando to the east coast of Florida to Atlanta Georgia with 4 locations. We retired in 2018 and now We love to travel and fish and hunt- boating and just hanging out with friends is a favorite pastime.
I began my career with the Daily Record as a receptionist at the age of 20. As a young mother, I was determined to learn the industry and advance my career to care for my family. In 2022, I was named the fifth Publisher, first woman, in our 110 year history.
The Jacksonville Daily Record and JaxDailyRecord.com provides regional business news with a focus on area development, real estate, companies, local government and the rule of law on the First Coast.
I am honored to serve on the Girls of Virtue Advisory Board – to use my gifts and experience to ensure young women in our community are well rounded and empowered to reach their full potential.
Jill Vickers is a southern girl through and through. She was raised on sweet tea and Jesus in South Georgia.
I have worked in the health coverage industry for about seven years and I have the experience and passion to help families navigate their health coverage options to protect their assets and live their best lives!
I love watching women excel and reach their full potential. Girls of Virtue will allow me to play a role in their success stories!
Vicky M Zelen
Vicky Zelen started her own insurance agency, Zelen Risk Solutions, Inc., almost 20 years ago. She and her team focus on property & casualty insurance for business owners. They represent various different insurance companies and they shop the insurance for their clients. Vicky moved to Jacksonville, FL from Milwaukee, WI, 24 years ago. Vicky enjoys traveling and spending time with her boyfriend, Brian, and their two boxers, and with family and friends.
Vicky met Della Sellers, President of Girls of Virtue, while out networking a few years ago and felt her passion for Jesus and for helping young girls and women ages 14 – 21. Vicky recently joined the board of directors of Girls of Virtue, as the Volunteer Engagement Coordinator, where she will help with on-boarding volunteers, orientation of volunteers and coordination of volunteers.
In the past, Vicky has volunteered for many different organizations, including the West Jax Rotary, where she was leading the Early Act Program at Chaffee Trails Elementary School and the Interact Program at Westside High School for a few years. Vicky has been on the board of Women Business Owners of North Florida, (like 15 years in different roles, including past president) The Jacksonville Women’s Business Center Advisory Board, Small Business Resource Network, and other boards. Vicky also gives generously to various organizations, mostly having to do with helping younger people and young women and girls, and fighting cancer.