Noah Whitaker is the Community Outreach Team Manager in HHSA’s Administration. In this role, Noah leads a team of professionals that are responsible for supporting programs across the HHSA and oversees the HHSA’s internal and external websites, video production, advertising and collateral materials, and special events, and coordinates with the Agency’s Public Information Officer to support social media and traditional media activities.
Over the last decade, Noah has also served as the Director of the Tulare County Suicide Prevention Task Force (SPTF). This work is funded by the Agency’s Mental Health Branch via Proposition 63: Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) and involves close collaboration with national and state organizations, local government entities, community-based organizations, and community members. The SPTF has numerous programs to support our community, including access to training, grief counseling, peer support groups, and similar programs. Noah is considered an expert in community-based suicide prevention efforts, including the Active Postvention Model (APM) and leads the Tulare County LOSS Team.
Noah holds an undergraduate degree in sociology and a master’s degree in business administration from California State University, Bakersfield. Noah has furthered his education by completing the Driving Government Performance executive education course at Harvard University and the Leadership Development Program from UC Davis.