Timothy Lutz

Timothy Lutz

Timothy Lutz serves as the Agency Director of the Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency (HHSA). Mr. Lutz has spent the last 13 years in public service, focusing on providing services to  communities and populations that are the most in need. Mr. Lutz prides himself on providing services with a high degree of transparency and accountability, delivered in a culturally competent and collaborative manner. His vision for HHSA is that the Agency serves as a community leader and supportive partner for the initiatives and programs that provide the critical safety net for the vulnerable people within the community.

Mr. Lutz has completed secondary education and training from a variety of nationally recognized organizations, including Harvard University and the California State Association of Counties (CSAC). In addition to receiving a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s  degree in business administration from California State University, Fresno, Mr. Lutz is a Credentialed County Senior Executive from the CSAC Institute and is also a CSAC Institute Fellow.

While the bulk of Mr. Lutz’s public service experience comes from Tulare County, he served as the County Administrative Officer for Calaveras County in San Andreas, California, prior to assuming the Agency Director position at HHSA. He is thrilled to be back in Tulare County and the Central Valley, being able to focus on service delivery to the community’s most vulnerable residents.


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.