Public Health Branch Leadership

The Public Health Branch protects and promotes the health status of Tulare County residents through
the development and implementation of public health and primary care programs that use best-practice interventions. Services are provided with the intention of protecting health, preventing disease, and promoting the health and well-being of all persons in Tulare County.

Karen Elliott
Karen Elliott

Public Health Director, Public Health Branch

Dr. Karen Haught
Dr. Karen Haught

Public Health Officer, Public Health Branch

Staci Chastain
Staci Chastain

Deputy Director of Public Health Operations, Public Health Branch

Nilsa Gonzalez
Nilsa Gonzalez

Deputy Director of Environmental Health, Public Health Branch

Cecilia Herrera
Cecilia Herrera

Public Health Division Manager, Public Health Branch


Agency News

Addressing Homelessness in Tulare County

Addressing Homelessness in Tulare County

Homelessness. That word carries a lot of weight, a lot of value judgements, concerns, fears, and worry. It also can convey hope, determination, and empathy. HHSA is partnering with numerous governmental agencies, community organizations, and individuals who are dedicated to changing the future for unhoused individuals.