Dr. Maxim Thorne|
(November 24, 1970? - living) U.S.A.
Thorne's childhood was spent in British Guyana and the Bahamas, before he relocated to the United States. He speaks three languages, and is a devotee of salsa dancing, classical and reggae music, and Indo-Chinese and Caribbean cuisine. He holds a BA in Economics and Political Science for Yale University and a JD from the Yale Law School. He is a delegate to the Yale Alumni Board of Governors, and a past participant of Renaissance Weekend.
Maxim Thorne is the Chief Operating Officer of the Human Rights Campaign, beginning November 1st, 2005. He has significant non profit management experience gained as the former Executive Director of the New Jersey Head Start Association and the Deputy Director and Litigation Director of the Passaic County Legal Aid Society.
Thorne is the former Interim Deputy Executive Director of the Black AIDS Institute and the former Chief Operating Officer of the Human Rights Campaign. Thorne has also served on the Finance Committee and the African-American Leadership Council of the Democratic National Committee.
Maxim Thorne is an advocate for the poverty community. He has focused on the complex interplay of factors affecting low-income communities, including non-profits and private enterprise, Educational opportunity, health and childcare, Technology and the Internet, and supportive legal and political infrastructure. He has also worked in the area of International Relations and Justice
Thorne joined the Passaic County Legal Aid Society in 1996, and has served as Deputy Director since June 1998. He brings to the Legal Aid Society extensive legal experience at both the international and local levels. Dedicated to the economic empowerment of historically neglected communities, Mr. Thorne created the Community and Economic Development law unit in Passaic County in 1997 and started the Economic Empowerment Partnership Initiative (EEPI) at the Legal Aid Society.