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Meet Our Executive Team


Neda Nehouray, CMCA, AMS, PCAM


Neda Nehouray is the CEO and founder of HOA Organizers, a full service community Association Management company.  At the age of 25, Neda formed her company, and within 10 years of its formation, is now serving over 150 communities in Southern California and employs a staff of 45.  

Neda is the current Past President of the Greater Los Angeles Chapter of the Community Associations Institute (CAI).  She has coordinated, hosted and talked at numerous educational sessions for her clients and has also been an active speaker for various CAI-GLAC events and strategic planning sessions.  She also has served as Co-Chair of CAI-GLAC's Programs Committee, which is responsible for creating topics and substance for the organization's monthly educational luncheons. 


Neda has a passion for empowerment and education. With that in mind, she started the ABCs of HOAs, a first-of-its-kind annual free educational event for Board members, clients and non-clients alike, to spend a day of learning from the best in the industry. This early December event has grown to an audience of hundreds of Board members.

Neda has attributed her success within her company and in CAI-GLAC to her strong leadership skills, identifying her keen ability to recognize the strengths within her teams and direct those strengths to what people do best. Her other important job includes being a mom to a boy and girl, 5-year old twins and enjoys spending her free time with her family.  Neda is a California native, born and raised through various parts of Los Angeles county.


Matt Meadors, CMCA, AMS, PCAM

Chief Operating Officer

Matt Meadors joined HOA Organizers in 2017. As our Chief Operating Officer, he ensures that all parts of our company are working as a well-oiled machine. Matt's combination of people skills, positivity, and tenacity makes him a valuable asset to our company and our clients. A native of Walnut Creek, he also spearheads our Northern California and Bay Area operations.

Matt is currently a member of the Board of Directors for the Community Associations Institute's (CAI) Greater Los Angeles Chapter.  He has served on the Legislative Support Committee, annually traveling to the state capitol to advocate for community associations with a team of dedicated and driven individuals for CAI throughout the state.  Matt is passionate about mentoring and educating, which is why he also serves as an educator and leader within the organization.  

As an alumnus of USC, Matt had a career in real estate prior to joining the team. When not working, Matt enjoys cooking, opera (watching and singing), and thinking about how to make the world a better place.

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Shauna Gatlin, CMCA

Vice President of Organizational Advancement

Shauna brings over fourteen years of community association management experience to HOA Organizers, and joined our team in 2022. As our Vice President of Organizational Advancement, she drives our innovation and new processes to ensure that our team is set up for success.

Shauna began her career in 2007 where she spent seven years in portfolio and large master planned communities. In 2013, she was recognized for her superior service and talent and moved into various leadership roles. Shauna’s primary objective is to maintain close client relationships, provide exceptional service, and always do what's right for the properties she manages.

Shauna brings an astute knowledge and background of the Los Angeles area.  She was born and raised in LA, and now proudly raises her own family in Santa Clarita. Shauna has her CMCA certification and is an active member of Community Associations Institute (CAI) where she sits on the Education and College Curriculum Committees.  Shauna is an involved local community member, once receiving special recognition from the County of Los Angeles’s Board of Supervisors for her valuable work at a master planned community. 


Helen Cook, CMCA, AMS

Vice President of Client Relations

Helen Cook joined HOA Organizers in 2014, having previously served as the Director of Operation for the company in which HOA Organizers acquired in 2014.   As our Vice President of Client Relations, she works tirelessly to ensure our clients' satisfaction in all aspects of our company.  She also facilitates support and training internally, for customer service skills and improving upon client relations. Helen also is a seasoned Senior Community Manager and has acquired the CMCA and AMS national designations.

Helen has an extensive Real Estate background and has kept her Real Estate license current for over 35 years. Her dedication to HOA Organizers and her knowledge of property management is irreplaceable. When not working, Helen enjoys playing and writing music and spending time with her husband and family. She loves working out with her trainers, cooking and having long conversations and laughing with people, friends and family.  


Joy Steele, CMCA, AMS

Vice President of Corporate Communications

Joy Steele brings 20+ years in Customer Service and over 12 years in the HOA/Condo industry to this role. She is a regular content contributor to multiple CAI Chapters; and was the editor-in-chief for the WSCAI Journal in 2019. As a member in good standing in both the National Society of Newspaper Columnists and the Society of Professional Journalists, Joy is passionate about providing clear, engaging communications to her audience, as well as learning exciting new ways to serve her clients.

In her off-time, she enjoys audiobooks and podcasts, hanging out with her family and dogs, and is always searching for the perfect taco. 

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Ruby Vivas

Employee Resource Manager

Ruby Vivas joined HOA Organizers in 2019, with over 25 years of experience in the association management industry. With a wealth of inside knowledge Ruby serves as Employee Resource Manager for HOA Organizers focusing on developing efficient onboarding practices, employee relations, training, and development to maintain a robust and healthy company culture.


Born and raised in the San Fernando Valley, Ruby brings invigorating knowledge and background of the Los Angeles area. In 2018 she established HOA Collections Consultant to educate board members and management companies on collections. She’s trained in all aspects of Human Resources including; OSHA guidelines, Covid protocols, harassment, workers compensation, employee benefits and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). 


Ruby serves as a board member for National Alliance on Mental Illness (Nami San Fernando Valley), one of the nation's largest mental health advocates and resources. In the beginning of 2023, she completed the Workplace Mental Health Ally Certificate developed by Psych Hub, the world’s largest mental health education and navigation platform, in partnership with SHRM Foundation which equips HR professionals to understand critical mental health topics and identify appropriate approaches to help.


In her spare time, Ruby and her husband hit the California highways on their motorcycles only stopping to take in the beautiful California scenery. 

Derek Barro, CPA

Financial Controller

Derek joined HOA Organizers in 2022 as our Financial Controller. Having graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a degree in Business Economics, and having worked as a Controller for a large multinational residential property management company, Derek brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to our team. 

Leading teams and standardizing controls is where Derek shines, and he works diligently overseeing the financial reporting for our communities. 

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