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Helene Ehrlich-Cohen

Director of Development and Volunteers

Helene Ehrlich-Cohen, a lifelong resident of the greater Philadelphia Community, began her interest in health care issues as a Certified Medical Technician.  She worked for a family physician for 8 years, after which she worked in a hospital laboratory, ultimately becoming the Head of the Chemistry Lab. She obtained her BS in Health Care Management and went on to a successful career in the pharmaceutical industry, achieving numerous awards over her 35-year career.  


Helene has always had a passion for helping others, starting as a candy striper at a local hospital. She was active with the National Kidney Foundation for many years, serving on the events committee and then alongside her husband, Marc, they chaired one of the NKFDV’s annual gala’s which had over 400 people in attendance. Helene was also active in the Delaware Valley Stroke Council serving on the board for a few years as well as the event committee planning numerous events throughout the years of the Council’s existence. Helene also devotes her spare time to RAC-PA, Power-Up PA and her synagogue.


Helene retired from the pharmaceutical industry in 2021.  After six months in retirement, Helene was again looking for ways to help others.  After being introduced to JKPPA and Lynn Kornblau, Helene was inspired to be a part of the development of a patient advocacy organization that is committed to improving health care strictly from the patient’s point of view, elevating the individual and collective patient(s)’ interests.  Alongside Lynn and Deborah Kornblau, Helene has assisted in developing JKPPA from the ground up and facilitated our launch at the end of 2022. 


As JKPPA continues to grow, Helene continues to bring her passion for helping others to the forefront.  In addition to continuing to shape the infrastructure and outreach she has assisted in developing, Helene brings her positive energy to the job of inspiring volunteers to join JKPPA’s team, so that those in need of assistance navigating their health care may benefit from the experience and skill of both general consumer and professional volunteers.  

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