Legislative Advocate Award

This award recognizes AAHomecare members whose contributions of time, effort, and money (or some combination thereof) have advanced the Association’s government affairs efforts and who have, by example, inspired others to be involved in advocacy in support of the homecare community. The honor is bestowed upon one or more recipients every year. The inaugural winners were recognized at the 2012 AAHomecare Washington Legislative Conference.

Contact Sue Mairena (202-372-0745) for more information about the Legislative Advocate Award.

Advocates Hall of Fame


Jackie Bolt
Carolina Homecare Medical Equipment Center

Bolt's involvement on the AAHomecare board of directors, her robust support of political events through PAC contributions, and her steadfast support of the Association’s advocacy on Capitol Hill, have demonstrated that it is not necessary to be “inside the Beltway” to be an ardent and effective lobbyist for homecare.

Georgie Blackburn

Georgie Blackburn

Blackburn's passionate advocacy on behalf of homecare providers and users of home medical equipment has set an example for providers across the country. From visits to Capitol Hill offices to delivering testimony at congressional hearings to supporting legislators with political contributions, she has displayed leadership in all facets of the political process.


Mal Mixon
Invacare Corporation

Mal Mixon

Mixon was recognized for contributions of time, energy, and resources over the past three decades in helping protect and defend the business of homecare. His record of passionate advocacy on behalf of homecare providers, manufacturers, and the users of home medical equipment is unmatched in the homecare community.

Robert Brant
Accredited Medical Equipment Providers of America

Rob Brant

Brant's contributions include grassroots organizing, research, extensive contact with lawmakers, and testimony before Congress. His actions have produced tangible support in both his home state of Florida and in other parts of the country for legislation designed to have a lasting beneficial impact on homecare companies and Medicare beneficiaries.