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Board of Directors and Officers

Directors are elected by membership for 3 year terms on a rotating basis. Each year following the annual meeting the 5 active directors elect/re-elect/appoint officer positions. The President and Vice President must also be elected directors. The Secretary, Treasurer, and other officers as determined by the board may be either elected directors or members appointed as 1 year non-voting officers.  All terms expire at the annual meeting of the year indicated.

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Dr. Claudia P. Shakespeare

Director/Vice President
Term expires 2025

Claudia is a proud homeowner since 2003. She is retired from the military after 32-plus years of service and has one adult daughter and one grandson. She brings a diverse perspective to the board combined with financial responsibility and governance to deliver thoughtful questions and insights that help drive informed decisions. She is able to draw upon a wide range of experiences which enables her to collaborate effectively and engage with fellow board members and city management. Claudia is a graduate of Grand Canyon University and holds a Doctorate degree in Organizational Leadership with an emphasis in Behavioral Health, an Associate, a Bachelor, and two Master’s degrees from other universities. She commits her time to working hard with fellow board members for the greater good of the Settlers Park/Groove community and its residents. Claudia has been a director since 2018.  

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Mike Reichek

Term expires 2024

Mike and his wife Jackie have been residents of Settlers Park/Settlers Grove since 1983. They have an adult daughter who lives in Sienna Plantation. Mike grew up in Southwest Houston, and he earned his Bachelor’s in business administration in Economics from the University of Houston. He earned his Certified Financial Planner designation from the University of Houston and is also a Registered Investment Advisor. He and Jackie have owned and operated an insurance & employee benefits brokerage since 1991. Many years ago, Mike served as the Treasurer of our Homeowners Association (HOA) and currently serves as the Treasurer of an HOA in Corpus Christi.  Mike is a long-time member of the Exchange Club of Fort Bend and currently serves as a Regional Vice President of the National Exchange Club where he also serves on the budget & finance committee.

Diane Johnston
Term expires 2026

Diane has been a resident of Chimneystone, Sugar Land since 1991, where she raised one son who resides in Houston, Texas. She grew up in Long Island New York but now calls Texas home. Prior to moving to Texas in 1990 she lived and worked as a nurse in North Carolina for 12 years. Diane earned her Registered Nurses license in 1978 and furthered her education earning her Master’s at the University of Texas. She worked at MD Anderson Hospital as a nurse practitioner until she retired in 2021. Diane served as a board member of the Chimneystone Homeowners Association for nine years and is currently serving as the president. Currently, she serves as a board member of the Settlers Park Homeowners Association. She brings with her many years of knowledge and experience and a willingness to serve the SPHOA community in any capacity needed.

Latisha Thomas

Social Event Coordinator
Term expires 2024


Latisha is 3 years new to the state of Texas. She is a proud homeowner since 2021. She has over 20 years of health care insurance appeals experience for Medicare and Medicaid. She has three daughters and one grandson. She brings a diverse perspective to the social committee, with previous experience in community social engagements. Latisha, in previous roles, has served as a neighborhood watch Captain and a Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) president and commits her time to work hard with fellow board members to ensure that we bring out the best community engagement and social activities in our community of the Settlers Park/Groove for its residents.

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