NCHH25: Throwback Thursday

Have you heard that we’re reached a major milestone? As we look back at 25 years of service, we wanted to share photos of current and former staff who’ve made us what we are today, plus friends, family, allies, and other odds and ends. Look for a new throwback photo every Thursday.

 

Week 14: July 6, 2017

For this week’s #throwback, we revisited that Rebuilding Together Arlington/Fairfax/Falls Church event from 2013. The weeding’s hard work, but Carol Kawecki, vice president of Healthy Housing Solutions (www.HealthyHousingSolutions.com), NCHH’s for-profit subsidiary, is all smiles.

Carol Kawecki

Carol Kawecki weeding the gardens for a homeowner in Alexandria, VA, 2013.

Week 15: July 13, 2017

This week’s #throwback is one of many wonderful pictures snapped by the great Lloyd Wolf from our board of directors meeting on December 7, 2010. This particular shot features former Chair Dr. Tom Vernon addressing the board. (NCHH Board of Directors Meeting, Georgetown University – Leavey Conference Center, Washington, DC). Photo by Lloyd Wolf (www.lloydwolf.com).

Board Chair Dr. Tom Vernon addresses the directors at the Leavey Conference Center, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, December 7, 2010.

 

Week 16: July 20, 2017

For this week’s #throwback, here’s Julie Kruse (policy director, 2014-2016) and Dr. Joycelyn Elders (U.S. Surgeon General, 1993-1994) at the congressional Briefing on Housing Hazards and Health in Washington, DC, on July 22, 2015. Julie’s a huge fan of Dr. Elders’ work (as we all are), so it was a huge honor to introduce her. Wonder what they’re talking about? Here’s a video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyf1KBGSBkg#TBT #NCHH25 — with Joycelyn Elders.

Julie Kruse and Dr. Joycelyn Elders

Julie Kruse and Dr. Joycelyn Elders at the Congressional Briefing on Housing Hazards and Health, Washington, DC.

 

Week 17: July 27, 2017

We just heard the great news that Dominique Hannah (née Clark) just got married, so we want to share this great #throwback from a CDC lead training event at the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza on August 12, 2009. Dominique (on the left) and Michelle Nusum-Smith are old friends who ran Healthy Housing Solutions, NCHH’s for-profit subsidiary, after Jack Anderson moved on. It was hard work, but no matter how late the hours, these ladies never stopped smiling. We want to wish Dominique at least 50 years of happiness with her new husband and continued success to Michelle as The Word Woman, LLC! #TBT #NCHH25 — with Dominique Hannah and Michelle Nusum-Smith.

Dominique Clark and Michelle Nusum

Dominique Clark and Michelle Nusum at the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL, August 12, 2009

 

Week 18: August 3, 2017

Today, we learned that Phillip Dodge, who served as our communications officer from 2007 to 2015, has been named executive director of the Downtown Columbia Partnership, which is wonderful news! We were also remembering Judith Akoto, who worked here as a project coordinator from 2008 to 2013, so we wanted to share this great #throwback candid of Phillip and Judith at Jack Anderson’s going-away party, October 24, 2008.
#TBT #NCHH25
 — with Phillip Dodge.

Phillip Dodge and Judith Akoto

Phillip Dodge and Judith Akoto at Jack Anderson’s going-away party, October 24, 2008.

 

Week 19: August 10, 2017

Today’s #throwback is a group photo taken August 4, 2016–just over a year ago–for our “Find It, Fix It, Fund It” (#FindFixFund) meeting at The Pew Charitable Trusts.There are so many heavy hitters here that this might as well be the “’27 Yankees” of#healthyhousing. Many of the all-stars pictured here worked for NCHH or served on NCHH’s board; several others have served as partners in our work at times over the past 25 years; and a few are new allies. We look forward to working with all of them more in the future.

Front row, left to right: Mary Jean Brown, then-CDC and former NCHH board; Sarah Goodwin, NCHH intern, now NCHH policy analyst; Deborah Nagin, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene; Jack Rayburn, Trust for America’s Health; Ruth Ann Norton, Green & Healthy Homes Initiative; Steve Shabazz and Queen Zakia Rafiqa Shabazz, United Parents Against Lead National (UPAL); Amy Richter Murphy, consultant and now NCHH; and Rebecca Morley, The Pew Charitable Trusts. Back row, left to right: Don Ryan, Rebuilding Together Arlington/Fairfax/Falls Church and former NCHH board; Rick Nevin, ICF and former Healthy Housing Solutions (NCHH’s subsidiary); Linda Kite, Healthy Homes CollaborativePatrick MacRoy, consultant, formerly of NCHH and Alliance for Healthy Homes, now with the Environmental Health Strategy Center; Julie Kruse, then-NCHH; Charlotte Brody, Healthy Babies Bright FuturesKatrina KorfmacherUniversity of Rochester Medical Center; Tom Neltner, Environmental Defense Fund and former NCHH; Ellen R TohnTohn Environmental Strategies; Ellen Lazar, Grupolazar and former NCHH board; Bob McConnell, Motley Rice; Jon Wilson, NCHH; Anne EvensElevate Energy and then-NCHH board; David Jacobs, NCHH; Paul Haan, Healthy Homes Coalition of Western Michigan; and Amanda Reddy, NCHH. #TBT #NCHH25  — at The Pew Charitable Trusts.

Find It, Fix It, Fund It meeting attendees

Attendees for the “Find It, Fix It, Fund It” meeting at the Pew Charitable Trusts. Front row, left to right: Mary Jean Brown, CDC; Sarah Goodwin, NCHH; Deborah Nagin, NYC Department of Health; Jack Rayburn, Trust for America’s Health; Ruth Ann Norton, Green & Healthy Homes Initiative; Steve Shabazz and Queen Zakia Rafiqa Shabazz, United Parents Against Lead National; Amy Murphy, NCHH; and Rebecca Morley, The Pew Charitable Trusts. Back row, left to right: Don Ryan, Rebuilding Together Arlington/Fairfax/Falls Church; Rick Nevin, ICF; Linda Kite, Healthy Homes Collaborative; Patrick MacRoy, the Environmental Health Strategy Center; Julie Kruse, NCHH; Charlotte Brody, Healthy Babies Bright Futures; Katrina Korfmacher, University of Rochester Medical Center; Tom Neltner, Environmental Defense Fund; Ellen Tohn, Tohn Environmental Strategies; Ellen Lazar, Grupolazar; Bob McConnell, Motley Rice; Jonathan Wilson, NCHH; Anne Evens, Elevate Energy; David Jacobs, NCHH; Paul Haan, Healthy Homes Coalition of Western Michigan; and Amanda Reddy, NCHH.

 

Week 20: August 17, 2017

Today’s #throwback is a photo of Heidi Most, who served as a project manager from 1994 to 1999, which is when this photo was taken–specifically at her going-away party. Heidi was always very interested in holistic medicine, so it’s not surprising that she’s now a licensed acupuncturist, certified aroma therapist, and a certified qi gong teacher in Howard County, MD. (Some of us here at NCHH could probably benefit from Heidi’s talents, actually.) We miss Heidi and look forward to seeing her again very soon! #TBT #NCHH25

Heidi Most

Heidi Most at her NCHH farewell party, Columbia, MD, 1999.

 

Week 21: August 24, 2017

For this week’s #throwback, we return to that Rebuilding Together Arlington/Fairfax/Falls Church event from back in 2013. In this picture, founding board member Don Ryan and coordinator Christopher Bloom replace old tiles with some new flooring. #NCHH25 #TBT — with Christopher Bloom in Arlington, Virginia.

Don Ryan and Christopher Bloom

Don Ryan demonstrates how to lay vinyl flooring for Christopher Bloom at the Rebuilding Together event in Arlington, VA, 2013.

 

Week 22: August 31, 2017

This #throwback is one of our favorites. It’s Ron Sims, former HUD Deputy Secretary, meeting Dr. Joycelyn Elders, former Surgeon General, for the first time at our board meeting, December 7, 2010. They really appear to have hit it off! #TBT #NCHH25. Photo ©Lloyd Wolf (www.lloydwolf.com)NCHH Board of Directors Meeting, Georgetown University – Leavey Conference Center Washington DC  — with Rebecca MorleyMarcheta GillamRon Sims and Joycelyn Elders.

 

Ron Sims, Rebecca Morley, Marcheta Gilliam, Dr. Joycelyn Elders

Ron Sims shakes hands with Dr. Joycelyn Elders, while Rebecca Morley and Marcheta Gilliam look on, Washington, DC, December 7, 2010.

Week 23: September 7, 2017

We’ve been sitting on this #throwback for a while, saving it for a special occasion, and tonight was exactly that. This is a group shot of nearly the entire NCHH staff in 1999 when they attended Heidi Most’s going-away party. Included in the photo are Jack Anderson, (we think she was an intern but can’t remember her name), Glenda Kruger, Sherry Dixon, Pat McClain, Ron Jones, Jill Breysse, Ella Dobson, Jonathan Wilson, Laura Titus, Ellen Tohn, Heidi Most, Nick Farr, Evelyne Bloomer, and Warren Galke. We were fortunate enough to see Heidi, Pat, and Evelyne tonight at a special reception for past and current board and staff (photos to come). Everyone had a great time, and we hope to do something like this again before too long. #TBT #NCHH25 — with Jill BreysseEllen R TohnSherry Dixon, and Evelyne Bloomer.
Jack Anderson, [intern], Glenda Kruger, Sherry Dixon, Pat McClain, Ron Jones, Jill Breysse, Ella Dobson, Jonathan Wilson, Laura Titus, Ellen Tohn, Heidi Most, Nick Farr, Evelyne Bloomer, and Warren Galke

Most of the NCHH crew, 1999: Jack Anderson, [an intern?], Glenda Kruger, Sherry Dixon, Pat McClain, Ron Jones, Jill Breysse, Ella Dobson, Jonathan Wilson, Laura Titus, Ellen Tohn, Heidi Most, Nick Farr, Evelyne Bloomer, and Warren Galke at Heidi Most’s farewell party, Columbia, MD, 1999.

Week 24: September 14, 2017

Have you heard that we’ve reached a major milestone? Over the last several months, we’ve looked back at our first 25 years of service, sharing photos of some of the current and past staff who’ve made NCHH what we are today. Last Thursday evening (September 7), we honored those people and their contributions with a reunion reception at Historic Oakland here in Columbia. We invited every current or former staff or board member we could track down to the celebration, and we saw a lot of familiar faces. The food was delicious, the memories were many, and the smiles couldn’t be counted. So, this #throwback only goes back seven days, but it’s an important one because the fellow on the left is Don Ryan, who helped to found our organization back in 1992. On the right is our own Dave Jacobs, the first person that Executive Director Nick Farr hired for the National Center for Lead-Safe Housing, as we were called then. (Dave’s was our first deputy director.) When this photo was taken, they were actually sharing stories about Nick, so, in a way, he’s in this picture too. Photo by Lloyd Wolf (www.lloydwolf.com). #TBT #NCHH25
Don Ryan and David Jacobs

Don Ryan and Dr. David Jacobs at the NCHH25 reunion reception in Columbia, MD, September 7, 2017.

 

Week 25: September 21, 2017

Here’s another great #throwback from 1999, at Heidi Most’s going-away party. That’s NCHH’s longest tenured employee (24 years and counting), Jonathan Wilson, with his wife, Alexa, and their son, Sam…who is now in college. How time flies! #TBT #NCHH25

Jonathan Wilson and Family

Jonathan Wilson of NCHH with his son, Sam, and wife, Alexa, at Heidi Most’s farewell party, Columbia, MD, 1999.

 

Week 26: September 28, 2017

Over the last several months, we’ve looked back at our first 25 years of service, sharing photos of some of the current and past staff and board members who’ve made NCHH what we are today. On September 7, we honored those people and their contributions with the #NCHH25 reunion reception. We invited every current or former staff or board member we could find to the celebration, and we saw a lot of familiar faces. The food was delicious, the memories were many, and the smiles couldn’t be counted. Speaking of smiles, this #throwback comes from that wonderful night. NCHH project manager Lillian Agbeyegbe took *many* selfies, and here we caught her snapping one of herself (left) with former Solutions president Michelle Nusum-Smith (center), and Solutions’ Laura Titus (right). Maybe Lillian will share that selfie with all of us here in the comments…. Photo by Lloyd Wolf (www.lloydwolf.com). #TBT #selfie — with Lillian Agbeyegbe and Michelle Nusum-Smith at Historic Oakland.
Lillian Agbeyegbe, Michelle Nusum Smith, and Laura Titus

Lillian Agbeyegbe, Michelle Nusum Smith, and Laura Titus at the NCHH25 reunion reception, Columbia, MD, September 7, 2017.

 

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