The Yvonne McCalla Foundation Incorporated (YMF Inc.) was established in February 2007 by the daughter of Yvonne McCalla, Mrs. Debra N. Marshall, to help raise awareness amongst the minority community about the effects of breast cancer. YMF Inc. provides educational, empowerment seminars, and conducts community outreach on the importance of prevention and early breast cancer detection. YMF Inc. also provides scholarship monies to minority women who are pursing an education in nursing.
On August 12, 2006, Yvonne lost a courageous 1 ½ year battle to breast cancer. Yvonne M. McCalla, dedicated her life to public health. Yvonne worked as a registered nurse on the oncology unit at Robert Wood Johnson Medical Center attending to the medical needs of many cancer patients.
The Board of Directors is comprised of individuals from the medical and private sectors; President, Debra N. Marshall, MSW; Vice President, Desiraee Holt, MS; Treasurer, Debbie Brooks-Wynter; Vivian Arrindell, BSRN, PhD, MPH; and Celeste Pouncy, MSW. YMF Inc. Advisory Board members consist of Dr. Michelle C. Azu, MD, Breast Surgical Oncologist, legal counsel, Carl L. Marshall, Esq.; Mary Searight, and Fatima Scipio.
YMF Inc. has received repeated recognition for the work that they are doing in the New Jersey community. Recognition came from New Jersey State Governor Jon Corzine, Senator Sandra B. Cunningham, Member of the New Jersey Senate 31st District, Assemblyman Gerald Green of Legislative District 22nd and Assemblyman Upendra Chivukula of Legislative District 17, Garrett Smith, former Mayor of City of Roselle and Mayor Richard J. Gerbounka-City Of Linden. In October 2014, YMF Inc. received a resolution form Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders. In October 2014, YMF, Inc. was awarded a community recognition award for their work in breast cancer education provided to the community by the Association of Black Women Lawyers (ABWL).
YMF Inc. is a 501(c) (3) non profit organization.