Patrice Bryant Akers joined Horse Protection Association of Florida in 2021 as Treasurer. Ms. Bryant Akers is owner and operator of “A Bryant Company”  which assists corporations with their accounting and bookkeeping needs. A Bryant Company proudly spans services from the East to the West Coast. Ms. Bryant Akers brings three decades of financial management experience in both the private and nonprofit sectors, with a focus on corporate growth and productivity. She oversees all aspects of the corporation’s finances including development and management of budgets, preparation of financial statements and reports to the Board and to the public.


Patrice is passionate about the mission of Horse Protection Association of Florida. She and her husband, Rick rescued all five of their horses. Two of the five, Daysia and Emma Jean, were rescued from Horse Protection Association of Florida. Patrice is an avid student of Natural Horsemanship and enjoys seeing the transformation that takes place when horses become confident and learn to trust.


“I am captured by hope and uplifted by the amazing work of our team at HPAF. Our Farm Manager, Lisa Mandley, who intakes the wounded and works side by side with our Executive Director, Christine Massinger. They work tirelessly with our team of equine care associates and so many amazing volunteers. They suit up and show up each day, loving the horses in a way that rebuilds broken trust. Our Board is exemplary. Each Board Member has such a heart for our Mission Statement. I feel extremely grateful, honored, and blessed to be a part of this amazing leadership team.”