Anita Ortiz, Associate Director (HHSA)

Anita Ortiz, Associate Director (HHSA)

Anita has over 16 years of extensive experience working in multiple positions in the Health & Human Services Agency. She has held several positions within the Human Services Child Welfare Division, including Division Manager, Deputy Director, and most recently serving as the Director of Human Services.

Anita is also a trainer for the Central California Training Academy, College of Health and Human Services for Fresno State University. She is an Adjunct Faculty for Fresno Pacific University, focusing her teaching on Social Welfare & Policy.

Anita obtained a bachelor's degree in Liberal Studies from the University of California, Riverside, and a master's degree in Psychology from the University of Phoenix. Anita also earned an Executive Management and Leadership certificate from the University of California, Davis, from the Center for Human Services.

Anita's expertise includes project management, budget management, policy and procedure implementation, community partnerships, and strategic planning. Her commitment to public service and maintaining collaborative relationships with the community will continue to serve the Agency well.


Agency News

2024 Walk with a Doc Program

2024 Walk with a Doc Program

Held the second Saturday of each month in Visalia, Walk with a Doc is a free community outreach program, which strives to encourage healthy physical activity in people of all ages. This doctor-led group is a fun and safe place to go for a walk, learn about health, and meet new friends.  

SHIP/HICAP: A Place and Guide for Medicare

SHIP/HICAP: A Place and Guide for Medicare

Nearing age 65 and not sure when to enroll in Medicare? Received a bill from Medicare and aren’t sure which course to take? For over 40 years, staff at the Kings/Tulare HICAP have provided information, and often relief, to Medicare consumers.

Warming Centers & Winter Care for Outside Pets

Warming Centers & Winter Care for Outside Pets

Here in the Central Valley, temperatures can drop and yield cold temperatures during the winter months, especially when fog and rain become factors. Tulare County Warming Centers are open. Also learn about winter care for outside pets.