Current Officers & Board Members

President

Sharlene Hartford

Sharlene moved to South Seminole Heights five years ago and has been active on the board and in the community since. She originally held the role of Secretary and later, Vice President of SSHCA. You may recognize Sharlene from the many SSHCA events, but she has also helped or organized many volunteer events with Broward Elementary, including the recent “Soles4LilSouis” sneaker drive for disadvantaged children, the OSHNA Home Tour, and weekly reading to children.

Vice President

Brian Curry:

Brian has lived in South Seminole Heights for 16 years and has served on the board as a Delegate at Large since 2016 acting as the liaison to Broward Elementary School. He wants to continue to build on board successes and continue to keep the community informed of issues impacting the area. He is a member of the Davis Island Yacht Club, The Sustany Foundation, and The Crewe of Bobbie C. Davis, a Gasparilla Krewe. He has lived and worked internationally and is fluent in Spanish and German.

Treasurer

Shannon Leigh

Shannon Leigh is a consultant with over 18 years of experience within the financial services, automotive wholesaling, and professional services industries. She directly supported external and internal clients in leadership roles in talent acquisition, training and development, business-to-business sales; including specialized account, project and operational management roles. She is also a professional artist with specializations in drawing, oil painting, watercolor, calligraphy, letterpress, lithography, intaglio printmaking, and casting sculpture.

Shannon has lived in the Tampa Bay area for 20 years and has lived in the South Seminole Heights neighborhood for 4 years. She holds extensive volunteer experience and involvement in the Tampa Bay community. She has previously held volunteer and fundraising roles supporting the Humane Society of Tampa Bay, Metropolitan Ministries, Junior Achievement USA, and Paint Your Heart Out, Tampa.

Currently, she co-leads the garden ministry and supports the historical society at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Tampa, acts as a volunteer judge for the national SIFMA Foundation’s InvestWrite Competitions, volunteers with the Hillsborough County Homeless Outreach Program, and works on home builds and remodeling projects with Habitat for Humanity.

Shannon recently joined the SSHCA Board in August 2022 to fill the prior vacancy of Treasurer. She looks forward to supporting the Board and South Seminole Heights community residents in her role as Treasurer.

Secretary

Kristen Riordan

Kristen has lived in Tampa for a few years and recently bought a home in the SSH neighborhood. She works in Human Resourcesand loves to walk her Greyhound, Carlos. She is excited to become active in the community and give back. She loves practicing yoga, hiking, and meeting new people.

Delegate at Large

Tatiana Huudma

Tatiana has been involved in the SSHCA for 2 years. Immediately after moving to SSH she joined the board to get to know her community better and engage with her neighbors. She’s currently the Events Chair planning our association events. Tatiana is also a licensed real estate agent and married with 2 cats.

Delegate at Large

Emily Perkins

Emily joined the SSHCA board in 2021 as Beautification Chair. She has since completed many projects to benefit our neighborhood including a brand new SSHCA Interactive Art Map. She has pleasantly volunteered to lend a hand to many other projects and help out on our short handed board of volunteers, and has been a very valuable addition to our board.

Current Open Board PositionsIf you are interested in serving in any of these Board or committee positions please email us at [email protected]Communications – Neighborhood Watch – Land Use/Transportation

Events: This committee’s purpose is to coordinate events for residents and fund-raisers to benefit Broward Elementary School

Beautification: This committee’s purpose is to promote the improvement of the residential areas of the neighborhood, and facilitate enhancement of neighborhood parks and green-spaces; They also award Beautification Banners to homeowners who make significant improvements to their homes.

Communications: This committee is responsible for association communications. They publish and distribute the quarterly newsletter,  maintain this website and assure the timely distribution of information to members and interested parties.

Crime Watch: This committee’s purpose is to facilitate awareness of crime watch activities, oversee communication between existing watch groups and distribute alerts to the neighborhood. They are the Association’s liaison with Tampa Police.

Land Use/Transportation: The committee’s purpose is to review requests for zoning changes, reclassifications and other land development within the neighborhood. The committee also identifies the transportation needs and problems of the South Seminole Heights area, promotes the maintenance and improvement of existing roads; and to promote pedestrian and bicycle access and transportation throughout the neighborhood.