July 20th, 2023

NCHH30 Throwback Thursday

Week 60: July 20, 2023

by Christopher Bloom

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

This week’s throwback recalls fun in the sun in beautiful southern California—Anaheim, to be precise. This photo of most of the NCHH crew, family and friends was taken June 26, 2018, which was a lovely evening with perfect weather…which we understand describes most days in Anaheim.

As some of you will have already guessed, our group was in town for the co-located National Environmental Health Association’s Annual Education Conference and HUD Healthy Homes Conference, and when our team wasn’t in sessions, we were meeting other practitioners face to face (which is a bit strange to say now that most of our meetings are face to face, just on screen) or drinking gallons of horchata from a shop just a few blocks from the conference site.

We’re not 100% sure of the name of the restaurant—we had a reservation for 10 that night at Reunion Kitchen + Drink; however, there was some last-minute reshuffling of plans, so it’s possible that we landed somewhere else that night. Or maybe somebody else’s plans fell through and they joined us. We’re pretty sure this is Reunion, like, 85%.

While we’re uncertain of the name of the establishment, the food was pretty good, and as far as dinner guests go, it was hard to beat this bunch. As usual, a great time was had by all.

Seated around the table were Sarah Goodwin, Amanda Reddy, and Jill Breysse (all NCHH); Jill’s husband, Dr. Patrick Breysse (CDC NCEH/ATSDR); Dr. David Jacobs (NCHH); Jack Anderson (Healthy Housing Solutions, NCHH’s for-profit subsidiary); an as yet unidentified dinner guest (so sorry); Akilah Hill (NCHH); two more unidentified guests (very, very sorry); Laura Fudala and Chris Bloom (both NCHH); Tom Neltner (Environmental Defense Fund and formerly of NCHH); and last but not least, Janet Fox (MiniMatters, a Maryland-based video production and marketing company), who is also Tom’s better half.

And before anyone asks, yes, a few of us did spend a day at Disneyland while we were in town. It was just down the street from our hotel.

From front to back on the left side of the table: Sarah Goodwin, Amanda Reddy, Jill Breysse, Patrick Breysse, David Jacobs, and [unidentified]. From back to front on the right side of the table: Akilah Hill, [unidentified], [unidentified], Laura Fudala, Christopher Bloom, Tom Neltner, and Janet Fox.

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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