Nilsa Gonzalez is the Deputy Director of Environmental Health in HHSA’s Public Health Branch. In that role, Nilsa is responsible for 14 compliance and enforcement programs, including Retail Food Inspection, Hazardous Materials, and the Emergency Response team. The division regulates over 5,000 businesses in Tulare County, necessitating that she work with business owners, cities, county, state, and federal partners, and community stakeholders.
Serving Tulare County for over 17 years, Nilsa’s responsibilities also include the oversight of the Public Health Laboratory and the Public Health Preparedness Program (PHEP). Nilsa currently serves on the Tulare County Health Advisory Board and is a member of the California Environmental Health Association (CEHA) and the California Conference of Directors in Environmental Health (CCDEH), where she serves as the regional treasurer and secretary.
Nilsa has a passion for community service and strongly believes in building relationships. A native of Tulare County, Nilsa holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental health and industrial hygiene from Cal State University, Fresno.