Board Members

Dr. Forrest Bryant
Mrs. Carol Bryant
Sheri Rustic
Jenny Powell

Operations Team

Sheri Rustic

Meet Dr. Forrest and Carol Bryant  

Not only is Dr. Forrest Bryant a successful business owner and retired dentist, he is a philanthropist at heart. He has a “teach a man to fish” outlook to all he meets.  Dr. Bryant and his wife Carol have been personally assisting others for years through private donations, volunteering on local charitable boards, and supporting local churches.  Through the success of their current businesses, they want to harness the collective philanthropic efforts of the community they developed to create a Legacy of helping others.

Dr. Bryant has given his talents by serving on medical/dental missions in El Salvador and Belize. He has provided medical and dental services to many children and adults in the US also who, otherwise, would not have access to this type of care.  He also helped in the founding of a Free Medical and Dental Clinic in Alabama.

He holds degrees from Auburn University and University of Alabama – Birmingham School of Dentistry as well as several insurance and securities licenses.  Dr. Bryant and his family manage multiple businesses as well.  His passion is to not only help others financially, but to educate towards a life of freedom.

Mrs. Carol Bryant has had the vision for this foundation for many years. She is answering a call to serve those experiencing hardships through no fault of their own. Carol’s vision and heart has compelled her to share the abundance that she and Dr. Bryant have built for themselves over their 25 year marriage.

She has accompanied her husband on several medical/dental mission trips to Belize and they are grateful to share their resources and love to those in need.

The Bryants are devoted parents of two college students who have been raised to have empathy for those around them and to step in when they see injustices or mistreatment.  They are looking forward to making HopeServeAction a global foundation, helping those deserving families with financial and emotional support.

In their spare time, you can find the Bryants enjoying the Florida lifestyle, biking to local farmers markets, cheering on the Auburn and TCU Football teams, fishing and exploring the beautiful Emerald Coast.

Meet Sheri Rustic

Sheri has a soft spot in her heart to help those in need. She also has a keen sense of connection with almost everyone she meets. Involved from the ground up with Hope Serve Action, she is delighted in seeing the vision of Dr. and Mrs. Bryant finally come to life. Sheri’s strength lies in connections, communication and operations.

Sheri and her family have donated their time, treasure and talent to various charities and organizations both locally and within the church.  It’s important to her that her family share their abundance and they feel a heart full of gratitude when doing so.  You can find her family assisting in local charities packing school supplies, reading and volunteering and being an “angel” to a foster child during the holidays.

Professionally, Sheri acts as Director of Investor Relations for Dr. Bryant’s company, High Speed Alliance, and has held senior level positions at companies such as Disney, Universal Studios, Celebrity Cruises and various advertising agencies.

Sheri lives in the greater Huntsville area with her husband (who also serves on the board of a local charity), her two daughters and her rescue Springer Spaniel.  She loves to play tennis, practice yoga, cook and spend time with her family – when she’s not driving them to and from the dance studio.

Meet Jenny Powell, CFP

Jenny has a passion for helping people. As a board member of Hope Serve Action, she is committed to serving alongside Dr. and Mrs. Forrest and Carol Bryant as they seek to bless others through this philanthropy. She brings to the team a wealth of experience in finance, tax, and non-profit establishment and administration.

Jenny has worked in the financial services industry for the past sixteen years, much of which was spent focused on income tax working for a local CPA firm. She received her Bachelor’s from California State University, Chico in 2000, with a double major in Accounting and Management Information Systems. She spent the first several years out of college working as an IT Engineer at Hewlett-Packard in Roseville, CA before relocating back to California’s Central Valley. In 2013, Jenny made the decision to return to graduate school at Kansas State University and pursue the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ designation. She held advisor positions at two different firms before joining the High Speed Alliance Team in 2018.

Jenny currently lives in Northern California with her husband and four active children. She has spent substantial time over the years volunteering her tax and finance skills for several local non-profit organizations in her community. In her free time, she enjoys weight lifting, being involved with her kids competitive soccer and dance, and traveling with her family.