Anne Bakar Honored by Alameda Board of Supervisors

(L-R)  Supervisor Scott Haggerty , District 1;  supervisor nate miley , District 4;  Anne bakar , telecare president and ceo;  supervisor wilma Chan , District 3;  Supervisor Richard Valle , District 2. Not pictured:  Supervisor Keith carson , District 5. 

(L-R) Supervisor Scott Haggerty, District 1; supervisor nate miley, District 4; Anne bakar, telecare president and ceo; supervisor wilma Chan, District 3; Supervisor Richard Valle, District 2. Not pictured: Supervisor Keith carson, District 5. 

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.”

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Telecare has partnered with Alameda County since the late 70’s to provide a wide array of inpatient and outpatient services. Anne Bakar led the organization’s successful expansion through turbulent healthcare cycles over the years. We are very, very proud to have worked with her and are really impressed with the Telecare’s programs and the wonderful staff.
— Supervisor Wilma Chan, President
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Anne took Telecare and she turned it into something very special. And I know that her father is certainly looking down and is extremely proud of what Anne has built; but more importantly, he would be proud of the much-needed services that she (and Telecare) provide on a daily basis to people that are in need. That was the mission of Telecare. That’s why her father started the business, along with his partner. That’s what they wanted to do. They wanted to help people. And that’s been Anne’s focus since she took over the business with the passing of her father.
— Supervisor Scott Haggerty
In becoming familiar with Telecare and the staff and services that they provide to the mentally ill and other client populations, I’ve really come to admire both her [Anne] and her family-owned business. We’re just really pleased that they’re here in Alameda County and I hope they continue to provide quality service well into the future.
— Supervisor Nate Miley
I’ve had the privilege of having two good friends who were under your care at Telecare, and both came back very positive. I appreciate that. I’ve only been there [to Telecare programs] a couple of times and I look forward to visiting again. Congratulations.
— Supervisor Richard Valle, Vice President