Donna Ortiz

Donna Ortiz

Donna Ortiz is the Mental Health Director for the HHSA. Donna oversees the administration of Mental Health Services and Alcohol and Other Drug programs. She has over 25 years of experience in public service, developing and implementing various programs and services that provide children, families, and individuals with the necessary support needed to thrive in our community. Her commitment to others includes developing strong partnerships throughout the community to provide a system of care that is culturally sensitive to the needs of our most vulnerable population.

Donna focuses on treating the whole person by continuously improving access to quality care. Her dedication to family inclusion, opportunities for engagement, and multi-disciplinary approaches align with the Agency’s vision of “Healthy children and adults, supportive families and thriving communities.”


Agency News

Haught and Elliott Awarded For Public Health Excellence

Haught and Elliott Awarded For Public Health Excellence

HHSA is honored to announce that our very own Public Health Officer, Dr. Karen Haught, and Public Health Director, Karen M. Elliott, have been awarded the Beverlee A. Myers Award for Excellence in Public Health for 2021 by the California Department of Public Health.

Do You Know About CarePortal

Do You Know About CarePortal

In every community, there are children and families at a point of crisis, who need help. In those same communities, there are churches and people who care and want to take action. But they need a connection point. That is where the CarePortal comes in.

iPads for Seniors

iPads for Seniors

Tulare County HHSA’s Adult Services Division recently received a grant through the Suicide Prevention Task Force to purchase 93 iPads for local seniors who have been disconnected from loved ones and the community due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

2022 Walk with a Doc Program

2022 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.