Monthly Musings from THP's Executive Director  

The long and winding road
That leads to you door
Will never disappear
I've seen that road before
It always leads me here
Lead me to you door 
~The Beatles

The past few months have been filled with some significant comings and goings at THP and they have been a powerful reminder to me of why this is such a special place - for the people we serve and the people who work here.
In June, Shana Carignan, our Development Associate, left THP for a new position at the Interactive Resource Center. Shana had been with us for over five years, starting part-time when she was a graduate student at UNCG.
Shana is smart and ambitious and wants to one day have my job (a running joke we've had for years) so the move to the IRC as Director of Development was a wonderful opportunity for her - but that didn't keep her from shedding a few tears before she left. She loves THP - our mission, our clients, our donors and our staff. And this is why she will do wonderful work at the IRC.
And last month, Victoria Etayem, a Case Manager for the past three years, let us know that she had made the big decision to attend graduate school in Chicago. She wants to get her MSW and continue her career in social work.
I'm proud of Victoria and happy that she's pursuing her advanced degree. She's a compassionate and tenacious advocate for her clients. And that's why she couldn't tell me when her last day would be until earlier this week - she wanted to make sure everything was in place for her clients before she left.  
We will fill her position but you cannot easily replace such commitment.
And this week we welcome back Meagan Patillo in the revised role of Development and Special Events Coordinator. Meagan was a Case Manager at THP for over five years and left a few years ago to fulfill a dream of running a business.
Meagan will bring many gifts to her new job, not the least of which is a deep love for THP and what we do. Her years working with our clients will certainly inform her work in her new role and give her a uniquely special perspective that will help us connect more people to our mission.
We were fortunate to have several strong candidates for this position but I could hardly keep my own tears in check when during her interview, Meagan said, "If I don't get this job, I will still love THP. I will always love THP."
Most of us have to work. Only a few of us are fortunate enough to do that work with people who are genuinely committed to a shared vision.
Thank you, as always, for sharing that vision, too.
 Very best,  
Addison Ore, Executive Director

Cooking with Ninevah
Herbed Chicken with Pesto Sauce and Pasta

One herb that grows prolifically in the southern garden is basil. When all other vegetables and herbs are beginning to wane in the hot, summer sun, basil thrives and continues to produce large, fragrant leaves until the cool weather of fall signals the end of its growing season. Uses for fresh basil are many...added to other greens for a garden salad or layered with fresh tomatoes and mozzarella for caprese salad...but one of the most widely known uses for basil is pesto. Converting my "bumper crop" of basil into pesto that can be frozen in "recipe-sized" portions, allows me to enjoy the bounty of my summer garden throughout the year. This recipe uses freshly made pesto to create a creamy sauce to combine with herbed, sautéed chicken and your favorite pasta. The pesto sauce embraces the pasta and lends a fresh flavor which differs from the more acidic finish of tomato-based sauces.  The green tones of the sauce may be a surprise to those at your table, but I predict the taste will win them over.  Try it, and let me know what you think!


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THP has an exciting new eight-week long billboard campaign launching in parts of High Point next week - and you just got a sneak preview with our header photo above!  There's more to come...

Made possible by a generous grant from The Foundation for a Healthy High Point, the campaign aims to reignite the conversation about HIV/AIDS and to encourage everyone to know their status by getting tested.

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Thursday, November 26th.

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Welcome back, Meagan Patillo, Development & Special Events Coordinator!

We are delighted to say "Welcome Home" to Meagan Patillo! Meagan was a beloved Case Manager at THP for 5-1/2 years prior to pursuing a great opportunity to learn the intricacies of running a small business, as Addison mentions in her message above.    

For the past 2-1/2 years, while working as Store Director at Just Be, a local retail establishment, THP's mission and vision have never been far from Meagan's heart.  She and her husband, Andy, have often found their way back to help out with Winter Walk for AIDS and Dining for Friends, and to host staff appreciation events.  
Meagan is returning to THP with a wealth of new experience in the role of Development & Special Events Coordinator.  And, yes, that genuine heart for the people we serve in this community.  
You'll begin seeing Meagan's name often in communications from THP, including this e-newsletter, so be sure to add to your approved email contact list.  


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