Maxine Davis is passionate about developing progressive approaches to improving the health and social conditions that impact the lives of people living with HIV, particularly in relation to the intersect with discrimination and mistreatment because of sexual orientation and gender identity, mental illness, addictions, homelessness, and poverty.
Maxine has been Executive Director of the Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation, leading the Foundation’s commitment to compassionate HIV care, since 1998. She oversaw the establishment of the original temporary Dr. Peter Centre and its transition to a modern facility in 2003, more than doubling its day health program and 24hr specialized nursing care facility.
Today, she is leading the organization in contributing to British Columbia and global goals to end AIDS through building knowledge transfer capacity. The Dr. Peter Centre’s progressive model of care is particularly successful engaging individuals living with significant health and social disparities, and is of interest to health jurisdictions locally and internationally.
Maxine serves on a number of provincial and national advisory committees including the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS and the SALOME (Study to Assess Longer Term Opioid Medication Effectiveness) Advisory Committees, and is a member of the Vancouver Board of Trade. She received the Queen Elizabeth ll Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012), was Business in Vancouver CEO of the Year Awards Winner, Non-Profit category (2014), and twice nominated for the YWCA Women of Distinction Award.
Prior to her work at the Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation, Maxine was Assistant Director, Continuing Care Division, Vancouver Health Dept. (now Vancouver Coastal Health). She is a BA (SW) graduate of Memorial University, NF.