About Us








Mission: The Youth Needing Organ & Tissue Transplants Foundation (YNOTT?) is a 501c3 non-profit organization founded on September 6th, 2007 that’s committed to providing support to pediatric transplant patients, Increasing awareness about the need for organ and tissue donation, and promoting health prevention and wellness in the community.

What We Provide: Our organization educates pediatric transplant patients on the importance of staying compliant both pre- and post-transplant, and improve their overall transition to adult care. We host many kinds of health awareness events in the community to educate people on healthy lifestyle choices and other preventive measures. We seek to reduce childhood obesity and improve youth fitness and nutrition. Lastly, we actively encourage and promote organ and tissue donation in the community.

Accomplishments: The YNOTT? Foundation has provided support to thousands of pediatric transplant patients nationwide. We’ve hosted and/or participated in hundreds of health awareness events, been featured in numerous media spotlights, and received a number of awards and honors for our services in the community.

Our Slogan: “YNOTT? BRIGHTEN A CHILD’S DAY”, and our guiding vision is to Brighten The Lives of Children who have experienced organ failure and other life threatening illnesses.

Statement of Values: We value the opportunity to Save & Change Lives in our community!!! We value Teamwork We value a Diverse working environment We value Education We value Honesty and Integrity amongst our team We value the ability to use our Imaginations!!!

Edward Drake[sd_person name=”Chief Executive Officer” photo=”https://secureservercdn.net/”]

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Tifiro Cook

[sd_person name=”Chief Operating Officer” photo=”https://secureservercdn.net/”]

Lino Vallejo

[sd_person name=”Youth Spokesman” photo=”https://secureservercdn.net/”]


Board of Directors:
-Donald Wells: Wells, CPA LLC
-Archie Smith: WhatsTheMove.com
-Nate Wilson: 3M ESPE
-Vera Coleman: Chrysler Jeep
-Eric Lafayette: Eric L. Lafayette & Co., LLC

Board of Advisors:
-Christopher Brown: Memorial Health