Mental Health Branch Leadership

The Mental Health Branch provides services for Tulare County residents who are experiencing
symptoms of mental illness. Both County-operated and community-based clinics provide services
ranging from outpatient to residential long-term care. Together, these programs create a comprehensive system of care for individuals of all ages.

Donna Ortiz
Donna Ortiz

Mental Health Director, Mental Health Branch

Natalie Bolin
Natalie Bolin

Deputy Director of Clinical Services, Mental Health Branch

Dr. Lester E. Love
Dr. Lester E. Love

Medical Director, Mental Health Branch

Dayna Wild
Dayna Wild

Division Manager, Mental Health Branch


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