Telecare President and CEO, Anne Bakar, was honored by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors on January 9th, 2018, for her leadership in providing excellent mental health services in Alameda County.
Alameda County Board of Supervisors President, Wilma Chan, commended Anne for her strong advocacy for mental health, for her partnership with Alameda County since joining Telecare in 1987, and for her success in guiding Telecare’s expansion through turbulent healthcare cycles over the years. During Anne's tenure, Telecare has grown from five Northern California inpatient programs in 1987, to more than 100 programs in eight states today.
Supervisor Chan also congratulated Anne on her recent induction into the Bay Area Council Business Hall of Fame for taking over as CEO of Telecare 30 years ago and building the company into a “national powerhouse.”
Anne was also recognized by the Board of Supervisors for her work in numerous civic and community activities, including volunteering for the National Council of Behavioral Health, the World President’s Organization, and the Jewish Community Federation, and advising the UC Berkeley School of Public Health and the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital in Oakland, CA.
In closing, Anne addressed the Board of Supervisors, saying, “It never would have been possible if I had not had the support of this board and the collaboration from this county. I want to genuinely thank you for your belief and support in making these types of programs happen.”