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NHIA Announces Jeannie Counce to Receive 2024 Gene Graves Lifetime Achievement Award

Contact: Scott Kesselman

Alexandria, VA (March 12, 2024)—The National Home Infusion Association (NHIA) is proud to announce that Jeannie Counce, NHIA’s long-time Editor in Chief of INFUSION magazine is the recipient of the 2024 Gene Graves Lifetime Achievement Award.

The Gene Graves Lifetime Achievement Award is awarded by the Board of Directors and is the highest honor that NHIA bestows on a member of the home and alternate site infusion profession. Gene Graves Awardees have dedicated their careers to working and advocating on behalf of patients and have made a lasting impact on the home infusion industry. The award was established in 2006 and is named after Gene Graves, a home infusion pioneer instrumental in the founding of NHIA. Counce is being honored in conjunction with the 30th anniversary of INFUSION magazine, of which she has been Editor and Chief for 27 years. Counce will receive the award during NHIA’s 2024 Annual Conference, at the General Session on Monday, March 25 at 8:30 am.

One of the first employees of NHIA, Jeannie was hired in 1997 to oversee the publication of INFUSION magazine, a tool created to communicate with members about the work of the association, provide education, and increase awareness of home infusion. For nearly 3 decades, Jeannie has orchestrated the content of INFUSION, working with countless contributors over the years to provide NHIA members with a valuable and vibrant resource – culminating in a vast library of clinical, operational, and billing resources that have fueled the growth of the home and alternate site industry.

Since inception in 1991, NHIA has evolved from a professional society and subsidiary of the National Community Pharmacy Association to an independent trade association dedicated to advancing the infusion industry. Through each decade of transformation, Counce was a constant and integral behind-the-scenes facilitator of change, supporting leadership by crafting communication to members and stakeholders about the long-term vision and direction of NHIA. For most of NHIA’s existence, Counce has been the conduit for disseminating critical information to the field in a clear and concise manner to enact change.

In 2021, Jeannie’s work related to INFUSION was recognized by the Center for Association Leadership in receiving a Gold Circle Award for excellence in print publications. This year, INFUSION celebrates 30 years of publication and continues to serve as a cornerstone benefit of membership in NHIA – keeping readers informed of the therapy trends, advocacy news, and best practices in patient care. Counce is in her 28th year of overseeing the bi-monthly print and online publication, developing relevant and timely content; and more recently took on the role of Managing Editor of Infusion Journal, a research publication sponsored by the National Home Infusion Foundation that is filling the void in scientific, peer-reviewed study on infusion therapies.

Prior to joining NHIA, Jeannie was the Editor of Parks and Rec Magazine, an association publication that highlights parks, recreation, and conservation efforts building strong, healthy, and resilient communities. In her spare time, Jeannie is an aspiring mosaic artist and enjoys cheering for her son’s football and baseball teams. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Communications from James Madison University in 1989. Jeannie lives in Bozeman, Montana with her husband, Chris, and son, Calvin.

“It is an honor to be recognized with this award. I am so grateful to my NHIA colleagues and all the fantastic members I have met over the years,” said Counce. “It has always amazed me how willing home infusion professionals are to share their knowledge to improve patient care and advance the industry. That openness and goodwill is the secret of INFUSION magazine’s longevity as much as it is to my admiration for this uniquely commonsense care model.”

“The role INFUSION magazine has played in the advancement of the infusion industry cannot be overstated. The magazine is our voice, communicating our mission and providing critical education to tens of thousands of infusion professionals and stakeholders each year,” said Connie Sullivan, BSPharm, NHIA’s President and CEO. “I am thrilled that the Board has chosen to recognize Jeannie with NHIA’s 2024 Gene Graves Lifetime Achievement Award to celebrate her career of service as Editor in Chief of INFUSION magazine.”

“Jeannie has been and continues to be a key contributor to the industry through the publication of INFUSION magazine. She is immensely talented at writing about complex topics and telling the story of how home and alternate site infusion benefits patients,” said John Rademacher, NHIA Board Chair. “Her dedication and passion to the industry is illustrated by the long-standing success of INFUSION.”


NHIA is a trade association representing companies that provide infusion therapy to patients in their homes and companies that manufacture and supply infusion and specialty pharmacy products. Infusion therapy involves patient-specific compounded medications, supplies, and a range of pharmacy, nursing, and other clinical services for delivering care to patients in the home setting. For more information, visit

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