Call for Nominations

2019 Gene Graves Lifetime Achievement Award


Award Criteria

  • Awarded to an individual sufficiently established in his/her career such that he/she has made a notable contribution to the home and specialty infusion therapy field.
  • Proven commitment to NHIA's mission to support organizations that provide infusion and specialty pharmacy products and services to the entire spectrum of home-based patients, as well as to advance infusion patient care and the home and specialty infusion field overall.
  • Demonstrated excellence and leadership in advocating on behalf of home infusion patients and in contributing directly or indirectly to the advancement of patient care.
  • Distinguished himself/herself through leadership, partnership, or advocacy in addressing needs of home and specialty infusion therapy field.
  • Embodies integrity, innovation, and a collaborative spirit that creates a strong sense of community.

Deadline for Call for Nominations

All Call for Nominations for the NHIA's 2019 Gene Graves Lifetime Achievement Award must be received by NHIA no later than: January 31, 2019.

Nomination Requirements 

  • Nomination of a candidate must be made by an NHIA member.
  • Candidate should be a senior leader working as a practitioner; a business owner or operator; an employee of a company that is a supplier to the home infusion industry; or someone with another role in the home and specialty infusion therapy field.

Supporting Documentation

  • A statement of nomination (no more than 200 words) capturing the outstanding contributions to NHIA and the significance of the nominee's contributions to the home and specialty infusion field relative to the Award Criteria.
  • The nominee's current curriculum vitae (if available at the time of nomination. CV can proceed submission of nomination)

Submission of Nominations to NHIA

Nominations should be submitted to

Please ensure the following is included with your submission:
1. Your telephone number
2. Your member ID#
3. Nominee's name, title, organization, telephone, and e-mail
4. CV of nominee
5. Nomination statement

If you need any assistance, please contact Marilyn Tretler at or Colleen Bishop at

Selection Procedure

The award recipient will be selected by the NHIA Board of Directors following a comprehensive review of all nominees.

Presentation of Award

The award recipient will be honored at the National Home Infusion Association's Annual Conference, to be held March 9-13, 2019, in Orlando, Florida. The award recipient will receive travel support for up to two nights lodging as well as complimentary meeting registration for the NHIA Annual Conference (inclusive of the NHIA Pre-Conference).