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

Staying Safe This Summer

Staying Safe This Summer

HHSA Public Health wants you to have the best summer ever this year, and public safety measures can ensure your summer is full of positive memories. Be vigilant in supervising children in and around swimming pools and use precautions in the heat of summer.

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.