Agency Leadership

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.

Timothy Lutz
Timothy Lutz

Agency Director, Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency

Rob Stewart
Rob Stewart

Director of Fiscal Operations, Fiscal Operations Branch

Anita Ortiz
Anita Ortiz

Human Services Director, Human Services Branch

Donna Ortiz
Donna Ortiz

Mental Health Director, Mental Health Branch

Karen Elliott
Karen Elliott

Public Health Director, Public Health Branch

Administrative Branch Leadership
Administrative Branch Leadership
Fiscal Operations Branch Leadership
Fiscal Operations Branch Leadership
Human Services Branch Leadership
Human Services Branch Leadership
Mental Health Branch Leadership
Mental Health Branch Leadership
Public Health Branch Leadership
Public Health Branch Leadership

Agency News

CWS Toy Drive: Fill the Trolley Events

CWS Toy Drive: Fill the Trolley Events

Tulare County community members are invited to Fill the Trolley with new, unwrapped toys and gifts for the Friends of Tulare County Child Welfare Services Children’s Toy Drive.  

Thanksgiving Pet Safety

Thanksgiving Pet Safety

Thanksgiving is a special holiday that brings together family and friends, but it can also carry some hazards for pets. Here are some tips to keep your pets healthy and safe during the holiday.

Benefits of Pets for Veterans

Benefits of Pets for Veterans

Transitioning back to civilian life can be a complicated process for a veteran. For veterans, though, having an animal to love and care for can be life-changing and an incredibly positive decision.  

2019 Walk with a Doc Program

2019 Walk with a Doc Program

Walk with a Doc is a free community outreach program, which strives to encourage healthy physical activity in people of all ages. Each month a different health topic will be covered.