Telecare Welcomes Back Mary Ann Tocio to Board of Directors

  Mary Ann Tocio , Telecare Board of Directors Member

Mary Ann Tocio, Telecare Board of Directors Member

Mary Ann Tocio, who served for 23 years as President and Chief Operating Officer of Bright Horizons Family Solutions, will be returning to Telecare Corporation’s board of directors.

"It is an honor and a privilege to announce Mary Ann's return to our board of directors," said Anne Bakar, President and CEO of Telecare. "She previously served on our board for five years, starting in 2001. Since then, we have been grateful to count on her as a trusted friend and advisor. I am delighted that she will be rejoining Telecare at such an important time in our history."

Before joining Telecare’s board, Mary Ann was the President and Chief Operating Officer of Bright Horizons Family Solutions, the world's leading provider of employer-sponsored childcare, early education, and work/life solutions. Bright Horizons has over $1.4 billion in revenues and operates more than 900 centers in four countries. In total, more than 26,000 Bright Horizons staff members provide care to more than 100,000 children. Bright Horizons has been recognized 16 times as one of Fortune Magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For in America."

At Bright Horizons, Mary Ann was responsible for all domestic and global operations. She retired from her position in June 2015.

In addition to her work at Bright Horizons, Mary Ann has served on private, not-for-profit, family-owned, and publicly-traded boards including Horizons for Homeless Children, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Burlington Stores, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Civitas Solutions, and Zany Brainy. Mary Ann received her MBA from Simmons College Graduate School of Management, and was honored by Simmons with the Phyllis Rappaport Alumnae Achievement Award, which recognizes alumnae who further the school's tradition of creating broader opportunities for women.

“Mary Ann’s leadership experience building high-quality, mission-driven service organizations on a scale that is much larger than Telecare will be extremely valuable as we grow. We will also learn from her vast knowledge about how to effectively engage our diverse workforce in our future mission."  Anne continued, “She has a great appreciation for our work in behavioral health and will be a tremendous partner. We are so lucky to have her join us at this important juncture in health care.”

"I am truly pleased and excited to be back on Telecare's board of directors," said Mary Ann. "I deeply appreciate Telecare's foundational values, and even more importantly, its commitment and willingness to learn, grow, improve, evolve, and do whatever it takes to help real people change their lives for the better. I look forward to the future that lies ahead."