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Bakari F . Burns

akari F . Burns is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Orange Blossom Family Health . In January of 2020 , he was sworn in as the new City of Orlando Commissioner for District 6 , representing many of the communities that nurtured him during his childhood .
Bakari is an Orlando native and was educated by the Orange County Public School System . After graduating with honors from Jones High School , Bakari received a full Walt Disney World Florida Pre-paid Scholarship to attend any public university in Florida , and he selected Florida A & M University . Burns received a B . S . in Health Care Management and a Master of Public Health from Florida A & M University ( FAMU ). At the age of 29 , Bakari had the opportunity to fulfill his dream of returning to Orlando , giving back to the hometown that gave him so much , and accepted the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of Orange Blossom Family Health . In 2007 he received the Martin Bell Scholarship , which allowed him to pursue a Master of Business Administration Degree from the Crummer School of Business at Rollins College in Winter Park , FL ., which he received in 2009 .
Bakari is also the Chief Executive Officer of AMB Logistics , LLC ., a Logistic Company established in 2018 and expanded during the COVID-19 Pandemic . In addition , Bakari is a member of Mt . Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church , where he serves as a Trustee and enjoys spending time with his three daughters , Addison , Adira , and Mikelle .
What is your daily routine in maintaining a Billionaire mindset ? To maintain a Billionaire mindset , I start every day off reflecting that I am the master of my fate and can create my own destiny . I recognize the power of my thoughts and work every day to ensure that I am not limiting myself by thinking small . J . Cole said it best in his song January 28th , “ If you ain ’ t aim too high , then you aim too low ”.
To maintain a Billionaire Mindset , I try to maintain a positive attitude and prioritize the “ Replenishment Process ”, focusing on restoring myself , physically , mentally , and spiritually . My three beautiful daughters also help me maintain a Billionaire Mindset because they depend on me to provide , protect , and create a future for them to blossom into who God created them to be .
What are your current endeavors and future business and personal plans ? As President and CEO of Orange Blossom Family Health , we are continuing to focus on ensuring that everyone in our community has access to quality health care services to improve the quality of life of our community and address the many health disparities that exist . We continue to aggressively fight COVID-19 by providing education , testing , and vaccines to our hard-to-reach communities . We are also putting a renewed focus on mental health care .
As Orlando City Commissioner for District 6 , I am working to ensure that the residents of District 6 have equitable access to the resources available . I am also focused on strengthening the capacity of our small Black-Owned businesses by connecting them to business development resources , capital and ensuring equitable access to City contracts .
As President of AMB Logistics , LLC , I am looking to expand our footprint by increasing our fleet , expanding our tracts , and adding refrigeration trailers .
What is your definition of a Man with a Billionaire Mindset ? A man who thinks big and is willing to put in the work to achieve his goals and is willing to make the necessary sacrifices to realize his dreams .
How do you handle unexpected obstacles ? I meet obstacles head-on and find the lessons that can be learned in every situation . I view obstacles as exercise , an exercise that will challenge me and strengthen me .
What word of advice would you give to an entrepreneur ? First , stay true to yourself and your dreams and surround yourself with the right people . Be willing to work hard and sacrifice . Never give up . n
Email : Bburns @ obfh . org Website : www . obfh . org Facebook : Bakari F . Burns Instagram : Orldistrict6
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