The Lynn Giglione Women in Leadership Award

Established originally in 2015, as the Lynn Giglione Memorial NHIF Scholarship Award for Home and Specialty Infusion Nursing, this award is being redefined in 2019 to emphasize the contributions of women leaders in the field of home infusion.


Lynn Giglione, R.N., B.S.N., was an inspirational, energetic, and dedicated leader and patient advocate with an unwavering commitment to improving the lives of patients and to furthering the home and specialty infusion therapy industry. Lynn joined NHIA’s Board of Directors in 2005, was elected to the position of Vice Chair in 2008, and in 2009 became the first woman to be elected as NHIA Board Chair. Not only was Lynn the first woman to hold this vital leadership position, but she was also the first nurse—a fact that gave her a tremendous sense of pride. In 2014, Lynn was a founding Board member of the newly formed National Home Infusion Foundation. The industry lost Lynn shortly thereafter, but she will forever be remembered for her extraordinary spirit and inspiring courage.

About the Award

The Lynn Giglione Women in Leadership Award recognizes and honors trail-blazing and emerging women leaders who have demonstrated exemplary service to patients and their peers while promoting the mission of the National Home Infusion Foundation. Nominees for this award work in a leadership role for a home infusion provider or supplier company where they inspire professional growth in those they manage or mentor through their actions and encouragement. Candidates for this award have made significant contributions to the home infusion industry through their leadership and by inspiring others to overcome barriers to achieve excellence.

Candidate Criteria:

  • Demonstrates the highest level of professional excellence and is a role model in leadership to those they work with.
  • Contributes time and energy to improving the quality of patient care by promoting innovative strategies and inspiring others to strive for excellence in clinical practice.
  • Actively assists others in realizing their full leadership potential.

To apply or nominate a woman leader for the award, forward a detailed letter of recommendation identifying the specific accomplishments of the nominee with respect to each criteria above to Connie Sullivan at Please include contact information for the person making the nomination and the following information about the candidate:

  • Full name
  • Credentials
  • Current title/position
  • Organization name
  • Years in current position
  • Contact information

Deadline to apply: January 4, 2019

Award Details

The winner of the Lynn Giglione Women in Leadership Award will receive complimentary registration to the 2019 NHIA Annual Conference to be held March 9 – 13, at the beautiful Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. Additionally, the winner will receive a $1000 cash award for related travel expenses to attend the conference. The winner of the award, as well as a mentor of their choosing who contributed to their success as a leader, will be recognized during the Women in Infusion Leadership Luncheon on Wednesday, March 13, from 11:30am to 12:30pm. The mentor will also receive complimentary conference registration and travel stipend.

The Women in Infusion Leadership Luncheon and Networking Event

This new addition to the NHIA Annual Conference invites attendees to enjoy a special luncheon and networking session devoted to discussing how developing women leaders can strengthen the home infusion profession. Studies show that women in both nursing and pharmacy professions exceed the number of male counterparts, thus the home infusion industry needs to invest in strategies to ensure women can reach their full leadership potential.

Almost all successful women in senior management or executive roles attribute their rise to mentors who helped them learn to become effective leaders. Mentors take women under their wing, open professional doors for them, and push women to reach for opportunities that stretch their skills and experience. Men are particularly instrumental and excellent at mentoring, and more mentors are needed to guide women who aspire to reach the top leadership positions in their organization.

This inaugural event to the Annual Conference is not to be missed. The luncheon also serves as a fundraiser for NHIF in order to sustain programs that advance the field of home infusion through education, leadership development, and research. Tickets for this catered lunch can be purchased with your registration to the NHIA conference, or onsite at event registration. Tickets must be purchased by Monday, March 11, 2019. Tickets are $50.00 per person.

Keynote speaker: TBA