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 health care cycles over the years, growing from five Northern California inpatient programs in 1987, to more than 100 programs in eight states today, with 3,400 staff members serving approximately 30,000 individuals each year.
Hallmarks of her leadership include the creation of an innovative recovery-oriented clinical system, the establishment of an independent physician services organization and an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), 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.
Anne graduated cum laude from the University of California, Berkeley.
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 for the Kennedy Satcher Center for Mental Health Equity and is an active member of the National Council of Behavioral Health, the World President’s Organization, and the Bay Area Business Council. She also serves in advisory roles at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, the UCSF (University of California, San Francisco) Benioff Children’s Hospital in Oakland, and as a commissioner on the California Future Health Workforce Commission.
She has received formal commendations for her role from United States Senator Dianne Feinstein, and Congresswoman Barbara Lee, as well as former State Senate Pro Tempore Darrell Steinberg, former State Senate President Pro Tempore Don Perata. At Telecare’s 50th anniversary, Anne also received formal recognitions from the Alameda and Los Angeles County Boards of Supervisors. She was recently inducted into the Bay Area Council Business Hall of Fame.