Nilsa Gonzalez

Nilsa Gonzalez

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.


Agency News

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

With all the ongoing coverage of the 2019 novel Coronavirus (n-CoV), Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency’s Public Health Branch feels it is a good time to provide helpful reminders on steps to prevent illness and advise that the immediate health risk to the general public in the United States remains low.

2020 Walk with a Doc Program

2020 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.  

Wash Your Hands Often to Stay Healthy

Wash Your Hands Often to Stay Healthy

Handwashing is one of the best ways to protect yourself and your family from getting sick. Learn when and how you should wash your hands to stay healthy.