Francena Martinez, Human Services Branch Director

Francena Martinez, Human Services Branch Director

Francena has over 20 years of extensive experience working in Health & Human Services. She has held multiple positions in the Health & Human Services Agency and worked in various programs overseeing program, policy, and systems implementation in TulareWORKs, Aging Services and Behavioral Health.  

Francena’s expertise includes project management, policy and procedure implementation and administration, contract management, budget management, and building community partnerships. Her tenure includes her role in leadership as the TulareWORKs Division Manager, and Deputy Director, Mental Health administration in HHSA and as a Health & Human Services Industry Strategist outside of HHSA. Francena holds a degree in Forensic Psychology from Purdue University Global.


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.