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Chokma! Estonko! Hensci! Hola!

"May I be so lucky to interact with you in such a way that brings you a moment of positivity, encouragement, and joy." - Beto Divino

Special Services: Public Speaking, Mentorship, Nonprofit Consulting, Workshops, Leadership Development, Team Development, Board Retreat Facilitation, Wedding or Funeral Officiant

If you're interested in any one of these services, fill out the contact form below to make a connection so that we may discuss opportunities further. 

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Beto's Bio

Alberto “Beto Divino” Rivas, an ubiquitous presence in Oklahoma, has always been driven by his passion for people. As a Two-Spirit First American Citizen of the Chickasaw Nation, descendant of the Seminole and Muscogee Creek Nations, and proud Chicano, Beto has left an indelible mark on both local and statewide efforts for over fifteen years, channeling his energy into diverse initiatives spanning the realms of the arts, mental health, and the nonprofit sector.

 

As a suicide survivor, Beto transforms personal adversity with mental health illness and recovery into a beacon of hope and catalyst for change. His narrative, rich with humanity, serves as a source of inspiration, underscoring his belief that equity, equality, and mental health acceptance are achievable through collective effort toward a shared objective—a quality of life for all with the mindset of life for the sake of life. Over the years, Beto's contagious sense of purpose manifests in his multifaceted roles as a public speaker, consultant, panelist, board member, writer, activist, and volunteer.  

 

For his efforts, Beto has been recognized with numerous accolades from local and state officials, professional groups, and media outlets, and was most recently presented with a Community Service Award during the 2021 Oklahoma Governor’s Arts Awards.

 

Beto currently serves as the Tribal Resource Project Manager for HeartLine INC. where he and his team are developing a national platform alongside the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration and the Suicide Prevention Resource Center. This initiative aims to facilitate streamlined access to behavioral health and substance abuse resources for Native Americans and Alaskan Natives on Turtle Island and beyond (the North American Continent).

  • Past Speaking Engagements
    - Cheyenne and Arapaho Prevention Program's Mental Health Awareness Month (2024) - OK Drug and Alcohol Professional Counselor Association's Spring Conference (2024) - OU School of Medicine's Bridges to Access Conference (2024) - Together Oklahoma's Online Affinity Group (2024) - Oklahoma Arts Conference (2023) - Microsoft's GitHub Conference (2023) - Together Oklahoma's Pride and Policy (2022) - SWOK Unitarian Universalist Church (2022) - Thrive Women's Conference (2018, 2019) - Cameron University (2017, 2018, 2019) - Lawton Public Schools (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019) - Oklahoma Housing Authority Conference (2015, 2016)
  • Theatre Productions - Actor
    - Oz - Wizard of Oz (2022) - Daddy Warbucks - Annie (2021) - Sam Carmichael - Mamma Mia (2019) - Eric Birling - An Inspector Calls (2018) - Rudy - On the Air! (2017) - Santa - A Christmas Story (2016) - Herbie - Gypsy (2016) - King Arthur - Monty Python's Spamalot (2016) - Eddie & Dr. Scott - Rocky Horror Picture Show (2015) - Mr. Bumble - Oliver! (2014) - The Hero - The Cookie Shop Melodrama (2013) - The Butcher - Cinderella (2010)
  • Current Community Involvement
    - Oklahoma Suicide Prevention Coalition (Committee) - The Jacobson House Native Art Center (Board)
  • Awards and Recognitions
    - 2022 Top Young Professionals in SWOK - 2021 Oklahoma Governor's Arts Award - 2020 Top Young Professionals in SWOK - 2019 Champion Volunteer Award LETA - 2018 Roma Montgomery Citizen of the Arts - 2018 Extra Mile Hero of America - 2017 Citizen of the Month (Lawton Fort Sill)
  • Video Production - Producer and Host
    Late Nite Lawton: Community Focus Series (2016-2018) Lawton Line-Up: Community Focus Series (2018-2020)
  • Emcee History
    - Oklahoman's for the Arts (2023) - SWOK Walk to End Alzheimer's (2022, 2021, 2019, 2018) - Oklahoma A+ Schools (2018, 2020, 2021) - Tree Bank Foundation (2019) - Hearts that Care (2019) - Hungry Hearts Feeding Ministry (2019) - Lawton Fort Sill Chamber (2018, 2019) - Leadership Lawton Fort Sill (2018) - Lawton Philharmonic Orchestra (2017) - United Way of SWOK (2017) - Arts for All Gala (2016, 2017, 2018)
  • Theatre Productions - Stage Manager
    - Cabaret (2022) - Anne Frank (2016)
  • Past Committees
    - Walk to End Alzheimer's - Lawton Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce - SWOK Walk MS - Lawton Proud Initiative - Hearts that Care Community Health Clinic - Hungry Hearts Feeding Ministry - Lawton Public Schools
  • Trainings and Certifications
    - ASIST Certified (2024) - Human Trafficking Awareness (2024) - Native American Graves & Repatriation Act (2023) - Tribal Sovereignty and Economic Power (2023)
  • Theatre Productions - Director
    - One Last Night Variety Show (2022) - Jason Odell Williams' Church & State (2019) - The Golden Age of Radio Variety Show (2018) - Tuna Christmas (2017) - The Gold Age of Radio Variety Show (2016)
  • Municipal and Political Campaign Leads
    - Hotel Motel Tax Campaign (Lawton) (2021) - Comanche County Sales Tax Campaign (2021) - Capital Improvement Project Campaign (Lawton) (2020) - Councilwoman Linda Chapman Campaign (2019) - Mayor Stan Booker Campaign (2018)
  • Past Boards
    - UCO's Oklahoma A+ Schools - Fires Innovation Science & Tech Accelerator (FISTA) - United Way of SWOK - Lawton Food Bank - Lawton Heritage Association - Armed Services YMCA - Lawton Philharmonic - Young Professionals of Lawton - Leadership Lawton Fort Sill - Lawton Community Theatre​
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