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.
Weeks 14 through 26.
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.HealthyHousingSolution
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).
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/
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.
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.
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 Collaborative; Patrick 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 Futures; Katrina Korfmacher, University of Rochester Medical Center; Tom Neltner, Environmental Defense Fund and former NCHH; Ellen R Tohn, Tohn Environmental Strategies; Ellen Lazar, Grupolazar and former NCHH board; Bob McConnell, Motley Rice; Jon Wilson, NCHH; Anne Evens, Elevate 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.
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
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.
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 Morley, Marcheta Gillam, Ron Sims and Joycelyn Elders.
Week 23: September 7, 2017
Week 24: September 14, 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
Week 26: September 28, 2017