Chief Strategy Officer
Bhakar is an accomplished hands-on and visionary leader with over 23 years of experience in organizations serving people with intellectual & developmental disabilities, and behavioral health needs. He has held key leadership positions such as president of a large ($50M) provider in the Hudson Valley, NY, and strategy & chapter relations expert with one of the largest nonprofits in NY with combined revenue of over $1.8B. In that role, he supported over 47 provider organizations with financial efficiency, strategy implementation, and redesigning the business model of delivering services.
Bhakar has a long history of accomplishments such as financial turnarounds, Innovative organizational designs, and financial maximization/rate enhancement for various organizations across the NY State that contributed to significant business growth while achieving millions in cost savings. In addition, he facilitated a variety of strategic collaborations, network development, and mergers. Bhakar specializes in innovative service delivery models that promote public-private partnerships and creative staffing to meet the needs of people seeking services.
Bhakar is a trained physician from India and holds an MBA in healthcare management from the University of Phoenix. He is known for physician-quality analysis, MBA business acumen, and entrepreneurial focus to grow business.