July 13th, 2023

NCHH30 Throwback Thursday

Week 59: July 13, 2023

by Christopher Bloom

NCHH turns THIRTY this year, so we’re celebrating with a new “Throwback Thursday” photo each week.

This will be a short one, not because we don’t want to talk to you but because we’re light on information. Last June, Roderick McNeill, the environmental health director at the Ingham County Health Department, sent us this curious photo of what is obviously some sort of social gathering. Rod is featured on the left, followed by a pre-bearded Kevin Kennedy from Children’s Mercy Kansas City, and our Amanda Reddy and Laura Titus, representing NCHH and its subsidiary, Healthy Housing Solutions.

Rod wrote, “I have been seeing the throwback pictures for NCHH, good memories! Here is one from March of 2014 in San Diego, I think you might recognize a few faces!” (We do!) Rod then added, “This was at the dueling piano bar.”

So, that’s something to work with. Piano bars aren’t all that common, and we assume that dueling piano bars are quite rare. But sure enough, San Diego has at least one, the Shout! House, so we’re going to assume that X (or the exclamation point) marks the spot.

We checked Amanda’s calendar from March 2014 and were able to find several days blocked with “Hold for San Diego,” which was not quite the level of detail we were looking for (but how was Amanda supposed to know that we’d be conducting such an elaborate investigation—for you—nine years later?), so we scoured our digital files until we confirmed what we’d suspected all along: San Diego was the site of the National Healthy Homes Training Center’s 2014 annual meeting, which took place March 4-6, 2014. So, there you have it.

Following up on our excitement to have received this picture, Rod told us he believes the photo was taken by Courtney Wisinski (see week 52 for a proper flashback with Courtney), so thanks to both of them for capturing and sharing this happy moment in time.

People enjoying a concert.

From left to right: Roderick McNeill (then with the Genesee County Health Department), Kevin Kennedy (Children’s Mercy), Amanda Reddy (NCHH), and Laura Titus (Healthy Housing Solutions) at (we think) the Shout! House, San Diego, California, March 2014.

See You Next Week

We hope that you’ve enjoyed this throwback in honor of our 30th anniversary. Remember that we’ll post a new throwback every Thursday morning at 9:04 a.m. on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter through September 2023. If you’ve missed a previous post, you can always reminisce with us via our NCHH30 gallery.


Christopher Bloom, Communications and Marketing Officer, NCHHChristopher Bloom is NCHH’s communications and marketing manager. He joined NCHH in 2008 after nearly a decade in the real estate industry. In a previous role at NCHH, he coordinated a national Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) training program, one of the most successful in the nation. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Textual Studies from Syracuse University.

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