Maximillian Boykin is a Senior State Campaigns Manager on the State Fiscal Policy Campaigns team. Before coming to the Center Maxx was the Policy and Organizing Manager at the Black AIDS Institute and national leader of the Black Treatment Advocates Network. He is an organizer and activist and believes that “we have to be the change we want to see.”
Maxx has been a part of creating multiple coalitions including Resist Reimagine Rebuild Coalition, HIV Racial Justice Now!, Black South Rising, and the Black United Leadership Initiative. Along with his Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Leaders team, he created the Organizing Health Institute as a part of Reimagine Health, an action tank that works to train and support social justice campaigns and connect them with people working to improve their communities’ health.
He has been an organizer for a wide array of issue-based, political, and union groups. His first two years were in election organizing starting in Georgia on local campaigns, later moving to Virginia to work on four winning campaigns including in state senate, governor, and presidential races. In Illinois, he has worked on the Fight for 15 campaign and the Get Covered America campaign around health care access before spending almost three years at the AIDS Foundation of Chicago. He moved back to the South in 2018 to lead and triple the size of the Black Treatment Advocacy Network and create the organizing and policy department at the Black AIDS Institute. He has always worked in primarily Black and marginalized communities and loves working with people to make sure they are healthy, strategic, and liberated.