She is a fundraiser with a focus on major gifts, a strategic analyst, community builder and community organizer.
Maxine holds a Master degree and an honorary Doctorate from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in the school of Non-Profit Management and a Masters from the University of Southern California in the School of Social Work. She is also a licensed clinical social worker.
Immediately upon graduating, Maxine made Aliyah to Israel where she lived and worked for over four years. She lectured at the University of Haifa in the School of Social Work, teaching a course in Human Sexuality. Maxine was commissioned by the Shelters for Battered Women to conduct a research project on battered women in Israeli society. She is the co-author of “Shalom Bayit: A follow Up Study of Battered Women in Israel.” (Published in 1986 by Breirot).
Maxine is the President and CEO of Next Tent. She lives in Marin County with her partner of 33 years and her twin daughters who are away at college, but who insist on bringing home their laundry. Maxine thanks God every day for their boy dog.