Yves François Aubourg was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and attended the INAGHEI University of Haiti prior to immigrating to the United States in 1986. In 1995, Aubourg obtained a Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology from Kean College, now Kean University.
Aubourg worked for Roche Biomedical / Laboratory Corporation of America, as a Lab Technician from 1986 to 1997, and later on, as Senior Technologist for the Dry Blood Spot, in the Oncology Department. He was president of HAAM Investment, a private organization in Roselle, in 1997.
From 1997 to 2003, Aubourg joined Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, a Johnson & Johnson Company (J&J). He was a member of the teams that developed the first automated instrument sold in Europe for AIDS & Hepatitis. Aubourg received the “Gold Medal” Award from J&J for his technical contribution to the project. He is fluent in English, French, Creole, and semi-fluent in Spanish.
In addition, Aubourg was appointed as the first Urban Enterprise Zone Coordinator for the Borough of Roselle in 2003, and was the first Haitian-American to be elected to the Board of Education of Roselle. He served as board president in 2005-06 and as Chair of the Finance Committee. He has been the first Haitian-American in Union County to serve in the following Boards: Planning, Senior Advisory and Taskforce for Foreclosure.
In 2007, Aubourg was nominated Haitian-American of the Year by Cercle de L’Amitie de New Jersey, a non-profit organization and received an award for his service to the Haitian-American community.
Aubourg was elected Roselle First Ward Councilman in 2008, and became Roselle Police Commissioner, Chair of the Finance Committee. In 2010, he became Chairman of Roselle Democratic party.
Aubourg has three children with his late wife Carline: Melissa 21, Yves II, 16 and Brian 14.