Anne L. Bakar
President and Chief Executive Officer
Telecare Board of Directors Member
Anne Bakar has been the CEO and President at Telecare Corporation for more than three decades, carrying on the legacy of founder, Morton Bakar, after his unexpected death in 1987. Telecare offers a comprehensive range of inpatient and outpatient services for individuals with complex behavioral health needs in 8 states in partnership with private and public-sector health plans. Telecare’s programs have been nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation facilities (CARF) and the Joint Commission on Accreditation. (JACHO))
Anne has led the organization’s successful expansion through turbulent health care cycles, growing from approximately 350 employees in 1987 to nearly 3500 staff members today serving approximately 30,000 individuals each year in over 100 programs.
Hallmarks of her leadership include her establishment of an employee stock ownership plan in 1997, the consistent recognition of Telecare as a Best Place to Work, the development of a recovery centered clinical system (RCCS), and over 40 public/private partnerships that have infused systems of care nationally with renewed hope for recovery and greater efficiency.
In addition to her Board of Directors role at Telecare, Ms. Bakar is involved in numerous civic and community activities. She is a national Board Member at the Kennedy Satcher Center for Mental Health Equity, and an active member of the National Council of Behavioral Health, the World President’s Organization, the Bay Area Business Council, and the Jewish Community Federation. She also serves in advisory roles at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health and UCSF (University of California, San Francisco) Benioff Children’s Hospital in Oakland.
She has received formal commendations for her role from former State Senate Pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg, former State Senta Pro Tempore Don Perata, and United States Senator Dianne Feinstein. Anne graduated cum laude at UC Berkeley.