The Tulare County Board of Supervisors has appointed Jason T. Britt as the Director of Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency effective December 24, 2016.
“Jason has been working for us in HHSA for many years working his way up through the ranks and was the best fit for the job,” shared Chairman Mike Ennis. “He is very knowledgeable in the many different fields within HHSA and with that knowledge will move our largest agency in the county forward.”
County Administrative Officer, Michael Spata, stated, “Jason is a team player who understands Strategic Management and the operation of a Business Model; and as such, he will be an excellent leader of a critically important public agency.
”Britt fills the position previously held by Dr. Cheryl L. Duerksen, who is set to retire on December 23 after serving as HHSA’s director since 2012. In total, Britt has served Tulare County since 1994 and has held a variety of senior management positions including Director of Human Services, Director of Public Health and Associate HHSA Agency director.
“Mr. Britt is the ideal candidate to serve as the next director of HHSA,” stated Duerksen. “He has exhibited exceptional leadership as the director of several branches over the past years, and contributed to the improvement of relationships with a number of organizations and agencies across the County.”
As director, Britt will oversee HHSA’s workforce of approximately 2,000 employees and its four branches of daily operations: Human Services, Public Health, Mental Health, and Fiscal Operations.
“I am humbled and honored by the confidence the Board of Supervisors has in my ability to lead a large and diverse organization such as HHSA”, says Britt. “HHSA will continue to effectively work with the constituents of Tulare County to deliver programs reflecting our mission of protecting and strengthening the well-being of the community.
Britt is a lifelong resident of Tulare County. He holds a Master of Science in Leadership from South University and a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts from Excelsior College. As Director of HHSA, Britt’s compensation will be $163, 040.