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

Mireya Anaya
Mireya Anaya

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


Agency News

Pathways to Hope

Pathways to Hope

Tulare County HHSA is proud to share Pathways to Hope, a 20-page bilingual newspaper that showcases services within Tulare County. This newspaper was a result of the Listos California Grant, in collaboration with Friends of Tulare County, Self-Help Enterprises, and the California Office of Emergency Services. 

Staying Positive During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Staying Positive During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is challenging us in ways we could never have imagined, from unprecedented amounts of family time to homeschooling to working remotely—or not working at all; here are some suggestions for uplifting your outlook!

COVID-19 Contact Tracing and You

COVID-19 Contact Tracing and You

Contact tracing is vital to controlling the spread of the virus. It’s extremely important that everyone cooperate with contact tracers to make sure they get all the information needed to follow up on possible transmission of the virus.