Jennifer Mahn


Director of Support Services and Network Coordination, Health Emergency Lifeline Programs (HELP)

Jennifer Mahn is the Director of Support Services and Network Coordination at Health Emergency Lifeline Programs (HELP) and the Corktown Health Center, the first Detroit medical home focusing on the LGBTQ community in Michigan. Prior to her work at Corktown, she was instrumental in reviving the Detroit Public Health STD and TB Clinics in their post-municipal bankruptcy iteration including implementing the first same day, walk-in Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) program in Michigan. Jennifer is passionate about the health of black MSM who are more affected by HIV than any other group in the country.  Jennifer is also a Certified Trauma Professional who has designed successful interventions for violently injured youth and is interested in mitigating the impact of trauma for individuals in every setting, particularly for survivors of violence.

Jennifer earned a BA in Political Science from the University of Michigan Ann Arbor and an MPA in Health and Human Services/Urban and Metropolitan Policy and Management in 2015 from Wayne State University in Detroit. She is currently working on a PhD in Public Administration and Urban Studies at Wayne State University where she is exploring interventions to mitigate the cycle of chronic violence exposure, trauma and poverty in urban areas which she expects to complete in 2022.

Jennifer is a bilingual, first-generation immigrant of Romanian descent who enjoys spending time with her family, college football and a tiny yorkie named Tito.