Anne L. Bakar
President and Chief Executive Officer
Telecare Board of Directors Member
Anne has served as President and CEO of Telecare Corporation for more than three decades, taking over the role at age 29, after the unexpected death of her father. She has led the organization’s successful expansion through turbulent healthcare cycles, growing from five inpatient programs in 1987, to more than 100 programs in eight states today, with 3,300 staff members serving approximately 30,000 individuals each year. Hallmarks of her leadership include a commitment to innovation and results, the establishment of an employee stock ownership plan in 1997, the consistent recognition of Telecare as a “Best Place to Work,” and a vast array of 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, Anne is involved in numerous civic and community activities including serving as a national board member for the Kennedy Satcher Center for Mental Health Equity, as well as advisory roles at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health and UCSF (University of California, San Francisco) Benioff Children’s Hospital in Oakland. She is 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 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.