Agency Leadership

Our Vision

Healthy children and adults, supportive families, thriving communities.

Our Mission

Dedicated to protecting and strengthening the well-being of the community through the development of effective policies, practices, and services delivered in a culturally and linguistically competent manner.

Our Core Values 

1) HHSA sponsors services and policies that are: collaborative, community-driven, evidence-based.

2) HHSA promotes service delivery that is: culturally competent, respectful, a model of excellence.

3) HHSA supports a work environment that demonstrates: diversity, integrity, accountability, teamwork and mutual respect, staff development and recognition.

Donna Ortiz, Agency Director (HHSA)
Donna Ortiz, Agency Director (HHSA)

Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency

Anita Ortiz, Associate Director (HHSA)
Anita Ortiz, Associate Director (HHSA)

Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency

Karen Elliott, Public Health Branch Director
Karen Elliott, Public Health Branch Director

Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency

Rob Stewart, Fiscal Operations Branch Director
Rob Stewart, Fiscal Operations Branch Director

Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency


Agency News

Home Safe Program Expands

Home Safe Program Expands

Tulare County HHSA's Adult Protective Services is excited to announce participation in the expansion of the Home Safe program! Through Home Safe, older adults can receive assistance in achieving housing stability.

Video: RSV, Flu, or COVID-19?

Video: RSV, Flu, or COVID-19?

California Surgeon General Dr. Diana Ramos shares information on RSV (respiratory syncytial virus), flu, and COVID-19 and tips for how to limit the spread in our families and communities.

Introducing Adventure Paws

Introducing Adventure Paws

Tulare County Animal Services is introducing Adventure Paws, a new program where you can take one of the Tulare County Animal Shelter dogs out for the day and have your own adventure!