Advocacy & Collaboration

Working Together Toward a Better Future

At Telecare, we began the year planning for the future and ready to tackle ambitious dreams. Despite the continued uncertainty facing our larger healthcare environment, we are optimistic about an exciting year ahead. 

One key reason we're optimistic: there are inspiring organizations all over this country working actively and assertively to foster positive change in our systems of care

Smart, talented, motivated people are pooling their best ideas, their best practices, and their years of expertise. Together, they are working to improve care for people with mental illness, protect and enhance funding and resources, and build a stronger workforce for the future.

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Telecare is honored to be contributing to these efforts.

In this month’s issue, we share two key areas we are working on in 2018 and beyond: CEO advocacy efforts and workforce development planning.

We are eager to hear your thoughts about these issues and any ideas you think are important to bring forward in these important arenas. Please reach out and let us know.

Until next month, we wish you all the best,
Faith Richie, SVP of Development, Telecare

Advocacy Efforts

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Telecare’s President and CEO, Anne Bakar, is honored to be participating in the future-focused efforts of two important groups:

  • The California Future Health Workforce Commission
  • The Kennedy-Satcher Center for Mental Health Equity 

Click here to read more about the work underway, the remarkable group of leaders aligned with these efforts, and the themes Anne is raising on behalf of clients, staff, and mental health providers.


Anne recently spoke about the efforts of the California Future Health Workforce Commission at a special forum hosted by the Steinberg Institute and Kaiser Permanente. The forum explored the challenges facing California’s mental health workforce and innovative strategies for rethinking and adapting traditional models of care. Visit the Steinberg Institute's website to learn more.

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Workforce Development

By 2025, the behavioral healthcare field will face moderate to severe workforce shortages in nearly every sector. Telecare Corporation alone will need to hire nearly 2,200 qualified individuals by 2020 in order to staff our new and existing programs. To address this shortage and to plan for our future staffing needs, Telecare has created a Workforce Development Plan. Click here to read more.

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New Telecare Leaders

And Improved Operational Structure

Telecare has recently made improvements to our operational structure to provide better leadership over our programs and better service to our customers. As part of this process, we promoted three leaders into new roles at Telecare. We are pleased to recognize and introduce them here.

  • Mary Thrower, Vice President of Operations
  • Shannan Taylor, Regional Director of Operations
  • Steven Oppenheimer, Regional Director of Operations

Click here to read more and meet our newest leaders.

CEO Honored

By Alameda County Board of Supervisors

Telecare's President and CEO, Anne Bakar, was recently honored by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors for her contributions to the county’s behavioral healthcare system. The Board also officially commended Anne on her inclusion into the Bay Area Council Business Hall of Fame last fall. Click here to read more.