Keynote Speaker for Cabrini Day
2019 Keynote Speaker: Atif Bostic, Executive Director, Uplift Solutions
Atif Bostic is an established leader in addressing the Social Determinants of Health through the application of entrepreneurial solutions. Mr. Bostic leverages his leadership experience in workforce development, business development, business consulting, and finance to develop sustainable solutions to social problems. In his current role, Mr. Bostic serves as the executive director of Uplift Solutions, a national nonprofit focused on addressing the Social Determinants of Health through the development of community-centric and community-informed business assets. Uplift’s direct service work focuses on access to fresh and healthy food, health care, capital, and jobs; its advocacy work focuses on food justice, criminal justice, and social equity.
Mr. Bostic’s current work includes community and economic development projects in Chester, PA., where he is advising and supporting the development of commercial corridors, mixed-use and mixed-income real estate projects, and community programming. In Atlantic City, NJ, he is advising the development of a new supermarket and training center; as well as the introduction of smart city technology.
Prior to joining UpLift Solutions, Mr. Bostic held the position of Vice President and Sales Manager of Citizens Bank’s retail business development division, YourPlace Banking. In this role, Mr. Bostic was responsible for the development of the bank’s 12-state retail business development program. Within two years, Mr. Bostic grew deposits to exceed $100 million. While at Citizens Bank, Mr. Bostic worked with local and state government, as well as local nonprofit agencies to improve the health and prosperity of underserved communities. He worked with agencies to include the School District of Philadelphia, the Chester Housing Authority, the Pennsylvania Department of Health, the Delaware Financial Literacy Institute, and the Mayor’s Office of Community Service. Mr. Bostic’s support of the community continues through board service with the Urban League of Philadelphia, PathWays PA, the Philadelphia OIC, and the American Heart Association.