The Santa Clara County Association of REALTORS® is pleased to announce the promotion of Malia Bates to Events Coordinator.

“I am so excited to take on this new position where I will have a more hands-on role with the planning process of our member events and continue to further grow and develop my skills,” said Bates. “I am especially grateful for Neil Collins and Jodee Sousa’s continuous support.”

Bates will continue to work under Jodee Sousa, our Events and Education Manager. In her new role, Malia will plan all SCCAOR Member Appreciation events and other member-facing meetings. “I am excited for Malia’s new role planning memorable events for SCCAOR members, said Sousa. She has been such a great addition to the SCCAOR Family.”

Neil Collins shared, “Malia has made an enormous impact to SCCAOR in the short time that she has been with us. I think members will really appreciate the creativity that she will bring to our events.”

In her free time, Malia said that she loves watching and playing sports as well as cooking. “I’ve always enjoyed cooking and trying out new foods,” she said. “If any SCCAOR members have restaurant recommendations, send them my way!”


The Santa Clara County Association of REALTORS® is pleased to announce the promotion of Jenny Dodgson to Accounting Systems Manager.

“I am excited to take on this new role,” said Dodgson. “I look forward to continuing to keep SCCAOR’s accounting department running smoothly while also taking on some new and exciting responsibilities.”

In her new role, Jenny will work on advancing SCCAOR’s accounting technology and systems throughout the organization.  

“Jenny has been an integral part of the team since 2012 and someone I really lean on,” said SCCAOR CEO Neil Collins. “I am very excited for her to take on this new challenge.”

Outside of work, Jenny likes to go fishing with her husband and spending time with her family. 

The Santa Clara County Association of REALTORS® is pleased to announce the promotion of Jordan Nunes as Government Affairs Associate.

“I am excited to take on this new role,” said Nunes. “I look forward to continuing our advocacy efforts, engaging with local governments, representing our members, and championing REALTOR® Party values.”

In his new role, Jordan will take on more responsibility with the Government Affairs team. He will focus more on leading the advocacy engagement in the cities of Santa Clara, Morgan Hill, and Gilroy to protect REALTOR® Party values. In addition to leading the advocacy work in those jurisdictions, Jordan will expand on his current duties by managing SCCAOR’s consumer and community-facing Advocacy communications, supporting our Local Government Relations and Local Candidate Recommendation Committees, doing housing policy research and analysis.

“Over the last year, Jordan has become an essential part of the Government Affairs and entire SCCAOR team,” said Tim Beaubien, SCCAOR Director of Government Affairs. “He has shown incredible professional growth while working here and is very deserving of this promotion. I am so excited for Jordan to continue to excel in this new role and help the Government Affairs Department reach new heights in the future.”

Outside of work, Jordan likes to go to the beach, swim, and travel.

We would like to congratulate Christine Borg, our Professional Standards and Human Resources Coordinator, on her five year anniversary with the Santa Clara County Association of REALTORS®. Christine joined SCCAOR on September 21, 2015. 

“I’ve made a lot of great memories here at SCCAOR,” she said. “I love socializing with members, especially at the Morgan Hill and Gilroy Marketing meetings.”

Christine is often referred to as the ‘Face of SCCAOR’ in South County.

“The South County group is meeting virtually due to COVID but it’s still great to see their faces each week,” she said.   

Throughout the past five years, Christine has expanded SCCAOR’s Professional Standards program. In addition to processing professional standards complaints at SCCAOR, she started taking on cases from the San Benito County Association of REALTORS® and the Santa Cruz County Association of REALTORS®. 

“My favorite part of my job is that I am able to help people that are struggling with troublesome issues and put them on the right path by providing helpful information.  Christine said. “I am able to offer them support and guidance when they need it.  In my long employment career, I’ve enjoyed this job more than any other job I’ve ever had.”  

In her free time, Christine enjoys cooking, baking, and reading. 

“I love to read,” she said. “I’m a huge fan of mystery and fantasy novels.”

The Santa Clara County Association of REALTORS® is pleased to announce the promotion of Kimberly Hernandez as Membership Services Manager.

“I am excited for this new opportunity and challenge,” Hernandez said. “I look forward to helping our team excel at providing excellent service to our REALTOR® and Affiliate members.”

In her new role, Kimberly will be directly responsible for the management functions of the SCCAOR membership team and ensuring that our members receive exceptional service. She has been with SCCAOR for more than five years and was the most senior Membership Coordinator prior to this promotion.

“Kimberly has been integral in the training of new hires over the last several years so I was very excited to see her step up for this position,” said Neil Collins, CEO of SCCAOR. “She has surrounded herself with a great team so expect big things from her and the rest of the Membership Team.”

Outside of work, Kimberly enjoys Geology and hiking nearby California trails.

We are thrilled to announce that Malia Bates has joined SCCAOR as our new Marketing and Sales Coordinator. Bates will work under our Events and Education Manager, Jodee Sousa, to assist with marketing and promotion of our classes and events. 

“I am truly honored to be a part of the SCCAOR family,” said Bates. “I am so appreciative of the warm welcome I have received thus far and cannot wait to learn more from the team and our members.”

Malia attended the University of Redlands where she got her degree in Media Studies. While in college, she was the Sports Director for the KDAWG College Radio station where she broadcasted bi-weekly sports updates and did play-by-play updates at campus sporting events. She moved to Michigan in 2018 and got her Master’s Degree in Sports Management from the University of Michigan. 

“I really enjoyed living in Michigan,” she said. “There was something really nice about the seasons changing and experiencing a really cold winter. And getting to be a part of the epic crowd of 100,000+ people packed into ‘The Big House’ for a football game is something I will never forget.”

After returning to the Bay Area in 2019, she worked on planning foundation-related events for the San Francisco 49ers. These events ranged from small-scale online auctions to large-scale marquee weekend fundraisers.

“Malia has a great background in marketing and fundraising and I am looking forward to what she can help us achieve,” said Jodee Sousa. “The Association is lucky to have her aboard.”

In her free time, Malia said that she loves watching and playing sports as well as cooking.

 “I’ve always enjoyed cooking and trying out new foods,” she said. “If any SCCAOR members have restaurant recommendations, send them my way!”

We are happy to announce that Nafeesah Begum has rejoined SCCAOR as our Accounting Clerk. She will work under Jenny Dodgson, SCCAOR’s Staff Accountant, where she will be focusing on Accounts Payable as well as working on other special projects.

“I am excited to be a part of this amazing team,” said Begum. “I’m looking forward to bringing my skills in helping to further enhance the resources available to our members.”

Begum started working for SCCAOR in January 2020 on a temporary basis while finishing up her bachelor’s degree in Accounting from San Jose State University. She graduated in May and is currently completing her Master’s Degree in Accounting at SJSU. She aspires to obtain her CPA license and become a Certified Public Accountant. 

“We are so happy to have Nafeesah back on the team,” said Jenny Dodgson. “She has already proven herself to be a valuable team member who brings a lot of positive energy to the Association.”  

In addition to her background in accounting, Nafeesah has customer service and banking experience. Prior to joining SCCAOR, she worked for two years as a Service Banker at Bank of the West in Campbell. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, hiking, and reading. 

“I am an avid reader,” she said. “I like to read all sorts of genres and lately I have really enjoyed reading crime and mystery novels.” 

The Santa Clara County Association of REALTORS® is pleased to announce the promotion of Tim Beaubien as Government Affairs Director.

“I am excited for this new opportunity and challenge,” Beaubien said. “I look forward to continuing to lead our advocacy team, representing our members and fighting for REALTOR® Party victories.”

Beaubien was originally hired in early summer 2018. He previously held the title of Government Affairs Associate and Government Affairs Manager for SCCAOR. He is well equipped with a strong background of REALTOR® Party issues and experience in the local political landscape. He recently finished his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Cal State Dominguez Hills giving him the added skills needed to be a successful Department Director.

“Over the last two years, Tim has grown so much in his Government Affairs role from Associate, to Manager, and now to our Government Affairs Director,” said Neil Collins, SCCAOR CEO. “His guidance was indispensable during the Counties Shelter in Place Order. He was able to provide clarity to our members and successfully negotiated for key services like photography, inspection, and stagers to be added to the list of essential businesses.”

Outside of work, Tim enjoys many hobbies and is always ready for the next adventure. He loves to travel, hike, and enjoy the gorgeous wineries in the region with his girlfriend Ricki. Prior to COVID-19 you could always find him watching or playing a sport, with baseball and basketball being his favorites.

In early March, Jordan Nunes joined the Santa Clara County Association of REALTORS® (SCCAOR) as their new Government Affairs Coordinator. Nunes has been working under our Government Affairs Manager, Tim Beaubien, to help promote the political needs of our members and to help protect the rights of private property owners.

“I’m really excited to be a part of the SCCAOR team,” said Nunes. “I’ve been using my past experience to help create relationships with our members and local community leaders.”

Jordan attended Santa Clara University where he studied Political Science with an emphasis in Law and Social Justice. He then completed his Juris Doctorate at the Santa Clara University School of Law. During his time in law school, he completed the Panetta Institute Fellowship where he was mentored for a semester by Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta.

“My time in law school really helped me learn how to synthesize complex information into digestible bites,” he said. “During the last few months, I have done a lot of research on the shelter in place orders and other information from local and state governments. It feels great to be able to help our members by summarizing this important information in our Government Affairs newsletter and on our Transaction Resource Page.”

Jordan also has experience on Capitol Hill. He was a Senior Congressional Intern for Congressman Mike Honda, working in both the Capitol Hill and the District Office. He created and managed community outreach projects, managed issues between constituents and federal agencies, and also prepared memoranda for staff on Congressional briefings, committee hearings, and policy issues.

Tim Beaubien, SCCAOR’s Government Affairs Manager, said that Jordan has been an excellent addition to the Government Affairs team.

“He has a strong background in Silicon Valley politics through involvement on issues in his hometown of Santa Clara and previous work experience with Bay Area elected officials,” said Beaubien. “His background in campaigning and legal expertise has helped boost our SCCAOR advocacy efforts and also helped us continue to fight for REALTOR® Party values.”

In his free time, Jordan enjoys swimming and traveling. When he was in high school, he completed a study abroad program in Japan, where he lived with a host family while attending school. 

“Traveling has really opened my eyes to the different cultures and experiences around the world,” he said. “I look forward to being able to travel again once we get past the current COVID-19 Crisis. I’d really love to go back to the Caribbean.”