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

2020 Walk with a Doc Program

2020 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.  

New Year Pet Resolutions

New Year Pet Resolutions

The start of a new year is a time to set goals to improve your life for the year ahead. It’s also an opportunity for you and your pet to bond, develop healthier habits, and discover new ways to live a full life. 

Older Adults and the Holiday Blues

Older Adults and the Holiday Blues

With the holidays rapidly approaching and the well-documented prevalence of the “Holiday Blues” among older people in mind, I'd like to share some practical guidelines to minimize the possibility of succumbing to holiday-inspired depression. 

Wash Your Hands Often to Stay Healthy

Wash Your Hands Often to Stay Healthy

Handwashing is one of the best ways to protect yourself and your family from getting sick. Learn when and how you should wash your hands to stay healthy.