Human Services Branch Leadership

The Human Services Branch provides services and essential resources to protect the most vulnerable
Tulare County residents through the implementation of programs that use best-practice interventions
and education.

Anita Ortiz
Anita Ortiz

Human Services Director, Human Services Branch

Vienna Barnes
Vienna Barnes

Deputy Director for TulareWORKs, Human Services Branch

John Mauro
John Mauro

Deputy Director of Adult Services, Human Services Branch

Francena Martinez
Francena Martinez

Division Manager for TulareWORKs, Human Services Branch

Kristina Leach
Kristina Leach

Division Manager for Self-Sufficiency, Human Services Branch

Courtney Sallam
Courtney Sallam

Division Manager for Child Welfare Services (CWS), Human Services Branch


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.