ALAMEDA, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 02/04/14 -- Telecare Corporation has selected Anita Barnas as the new Senior Vice President of Operations and appointed Faith Richie to Senior Vice President of Development.
"Working in both public and private behavioral health sectors, Anita adds invaluable experience to the Telecare operations team," said Anne Bakar, President and Chief Executive Officer of Telecare. "As the Vice President of National Marketing over the last two years, Faith has helped to lead the organization through a number of significant policy and legislative changes, positioning the organization to respond to future opportunities."
Barnas received a Masters of Management in Rehabilitation Administration from DePaul and comes to Telecare following a six-year stint at Southwest Network, where she held Vice President positions in Adult Services and Clinical Operations, based in Phoenix. She was previously with ValueOptions, Inc., where she worked up the ranks from Site Manager to Regional Director. Barnas received her Bachelor of Science degree in Clinical Psychology from Purdue University.
Prior to joining Telecare, Richie was Chief Executive Officer for Valley Cities Counseling and Consultation. She also served as Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Director of San Mateo County Mental Health. Richie received her Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College, and a Masters of Business Administration from Stanford University.
Telecare is based in Alameda, California, and is one of the largest providers of mental health services in the U.S. Telecare works in partnership with hospitals and other behavioral healthcare organizations to design and provide recovery-focused services for high-risk individuals. Telecare is employee-and-family-owned with over 2,600 employees and more than 80 programs in California, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Washington.