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

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.