Maxine Davis is passionate about developing progressive approaches to improving the health and social conditions that impact the lives of people living with HIV/AIDS, particularly in relation to where HIV/AIDS intersects with mental illness, addictions, homelessness, and poverty.
Maxine has been Executive Director of the Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation since 1998. She led the organization as it transitioned into the new Dr. Peter Centre in 2003, tripling its day health program capacity and more than doubling its 24-hour residential care capacity. She was a driving force, in 2002, in integrating supervised injection service into nursing care at the Centre. She has led development of the organization’s knowledge transfer and exchange capacity, to share its innovative model of care with health care providers locally, nationally, and internationally.
Today, with her leadership, the Foundation is preparing its response to HIV/AIDS for the next 20 years – an era with a twofold purpose: providing care to end AIDS, and care for longtime survivors of HIV/AIDS in Metro Vancouver.
Maxine is a member of the BC Centre of Excellence Advisory Committee and Vancouver Board of Trade. 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.