Dr. Lydia Gonzalez -D'Ross, serves on the Oklahoma Governor's Women of Status Commission, appointed by Senate President Bingman. D'Ross is a former nominee for the Oklahoma House Representative D71-R (2012). She has served on the National Hispanic Advisory Board for Presidential Candidate, former House Speaker, Newt Gingrich and also served as RNC Hispanic Media Surrogate for President Donald J. Trump. D'Ross has been noted several times on the NFRW newsletter(s) as a national Hispanic leader "Rising Star."
D'Ross is appointed by Tom Walker, Founder of NGPT, as the Oklahoma State Leader for the National Governor's Prayer Task Force Team and also serves as staff, as the National Hispanic Director for the United States National Prayer Council, founded by Dr. Ted Rose. In addition, for the past ten years, appointed by Dr. Samuel Rodriquez and Dr. Daniel Garza, she serves as a board member for the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference. As an experienced business woman, since 1987, she has served on numerous national boards as an executive board official member for corporations, for profit and local non-profit entities.
Family: Married 25 years and has one son who is a graduate of Oral Roberts University. Lydia's family heritage consists of Spaniard, Jewish & Tribal Ancestry -US Army VA daughter. Her father knew four languages and was a family business owner for over 30 years. Her family have served in all the branches and have served in Korea, Pearl Harbour, Desert Storm and other family members who serve currently in the Marines and US Army.
Influence: Dr' D'Ross is a national speaker and blog author. D'Ross is a passionate community advocate, who has dedicated 30 plus years serving and making a difference every where she goes. Founder of numerous projects and non-profit organizations. She has pioneered the USA Latina Roundtable Coalition, Women in Christian Leadership, US Chaplaincy of Women Corporations, National Hispanic Disaster Relief Network & Children Human Rights Advocacy group's, Hijas por Sion Global Prayer Network, Co-Founder of CHESESD Ministries, and Premier Consulting Services. She has been a business owner for more than 3 decades. Lydia is also an instructor for Victory Bible College Global Mission on array of topics. D'Ross has a campaign political diversity mentoring program and has a volunteer program for millennial as the original founder of the Youth Government Council that is now under the leadership of City of Tulsa Greater Hispanic Commission.
Distinguished Awards: (Lydia has received numerous awards for dedication and public service since 1987)
- 2016 Ambassador "Golden Rule" Awarded by the Inter Faith Based Initiatives of the United Nations, Presented by Ambassador Dr. Clyde Rivers, Founder of "i Change Nations." Named along side dignitaries of Africa and Presidents of other nations.
- 2016 Honorary Doctorate Awarded by United Graduate College Seminary International
- 2016 Tulsa League of Women Voters "Madam President" Award: Named along 34 women as top leading Oklahoma ladies.
- 2014 Tulsa Business and Legal News "Women of Distinction."
- 2014 Governor Commendation Award signed by Governor Fallen for the development of "Oklahoma Hispanic Legislative Education Forum."
- 2013 US Army Engineer Corp " Citizens Valor Award"
- 2008 USA Presidential Volunteer Award: President George W. Bush Jr.,
2016 Appointed as Chief Advisor of Latin America representing "i Change Nations" Inter-faith based Initiatives "Honor Culture" program.
2016 Franklin Graham Decision Tour, Oklahoma State Field Representative
2015- present United States National Prayer Council- National Hispanic Director and overseer of 50 State Hispanic Leaders.
2015 - Present National Governor's Prayer Team- Oklahoma State Leader
2015 - Present National Faith Based Engagement Director: National Republican Hispanic Assembly
2015- present: Commissioner: Appointed by President Senator Bingman, to the Oklahoma Women of Status Commission
2014-2015 US Federated Chaplains of America, I.F.C and Human Rights, OK State Chapter Secretary (US Dept of State # DCN-2008042826165)
2013-2015 Appointed by Commissioner Karen Keith, District 2. Greater Tulsa Hispanic Affairs Commission, (GTHAC) County Diversity Representative
2013- 2014 GTHAC International Chairwoman
2013-2014, Chairwoman, Greater Tulsa Hispanic Affairs Commission
2013-2014 Oklahoma State Director- Evangelical Table- Political Advocate for Israel- Washington D.C (frequent visitor and White House guest)
2012-2013 Vice Chair, Greater Tulsa Hispanic Affairs Commission, appointed by Mayor Taylor (2 terms) and Mayor Bartlett (1 term)
2013 North Tulsa Development Council (Class 4, with Victoria Bartlett), completed North Tulsa Shoppes of Peoria Business Project.
2013-present: International Networking Women in Emergency Management National Board of Directors & Adviser Board| Webinar presenter
2012-2015 The Oklahoma Academy
2012-present: Mayor and Tulsa Police Community Coalition Task Force
2011-2015: Advisory Board for the OK Governor's Women of Status Commission|1st Latina to serve since 1939
2010-2011, Vice Chair Greater Tulsa Hispanic Affairs Commission
2011-2013, International Committee Chair, Greater Tulsa Hispanic Affairs
2012-2013, Public Safety Chair, Greater Tulsa Hispanic Affairs Commission
2010-2014 Hispanic liaison for the Tulsa Hispanic Chamber, Disproportionate Minority Contact Reduction Initiative, working with Councilwoman Karen Gilbert.
2009- Present, International Association Emergency Management (IAEM), Faith-based Caucus & Diversity Ad Hoc Committee, Emergency Management Human Support (social services)| Tribal Caucus
2009-2015 State Chapter Policy Director National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC)
2009-present: National Board of Directors| National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference and CONEL
2009-2015 OMHSAS System Care State Hispanic Representative
2007-2008 Leadership Tulsa (Class 38) Interned Child Abuse Network -Tulsa Board
2007-2015 Appointed Commissioner, Greater Tulsa Hispanic Affairs
2005-2006 Chairwoman| Ft McDowell Yavapii National BIA Child Protection Service Task Force.
2005- present: National American Red Cross, National Disaster Relief Responder in Government Relations and Public Affairs Media Relations
2016 Honorary Doctorate Degree United Graduate College and Seminary International
2009 Regent University, VA Master's School of Government Public Administration and 2nd Major Homeland Defense against Terrorism. Alumni recognition and speaker at the University; Served with the President, Dr Carlos Campos on the National Executive Council Board of Directors, NHCLC. Interned City of Tulsa 9-1-1 Administration -Government Public Administration,: Studied six weeks in Israel with Dr. Jay Sekulow International Relations, intensive course part of Homeland Defense against Terrorism.
2003 Oral Roberts University, Diploma Charismatic Ministry, Alumni frequent speaker, political science and social work department. Higher Education Academic Field Supervisor.
2000 Ottawa University, KS Bachelor's of Arts in Advanced Psychology and Elementary Education. (completed a 4 yr college degree in 2 years, awarded 66 life learned honor credits for serving 20 years as public servant and business leader first.) Thesis, Applied Forensic Psychology for Disabled Children;
1993 BIA, Paralegal Immigration Foreign Domestic Family Violence
1990 Allied Health, EKG Tech & Medical Code Biller
1980 Saint Just Puerto Rico, International American Bible School, received Missionary Community Award
Diversity After Five Club "Human Trafficking "Statistics
ORU Political & Social Science Dept & field academic supervisor
VA Regent University, Guest Panel Participant "Ethos" Nat'l Hispanic Summit
Texas, St Edwards University, Pipeline Conf. Hispanic Scholarship Consortium
Oklahoma, US Army Engineer Corps & Nat'l Army Guard (Family Service Speaker)
Washington D.C (frequent guest) Social Justice, Middle East-Israel
Media Public Community Relations:
White House/Foreign Affairs Correspondent -"El Nacional & Mundo Fox" OK & Tulsa Newsprint.
Youtube: "TEMAS- Tulsa- & Cada Semana OK
La Voz (Texas Radio) & Mujer Y Mujer Radio Program (OKC)
Print Newspaper USA & International 1987-present
Cafe Latino Radio
GTHAC- Community publica station 2nd Wed 6:PM @ City of Tulsa TV.GOV
Brookhaven Hospital Christian Renewal Care blog author
Founder & COO, National Hispanic Disaster Relief Network (OK-NHQ)
Founder, OK First Hispanic Legislative Education Summit
Founder, Tulsa AGLOW Hispanic Lighthouse (men & women fellowship)
Community Spearheaded Projects:
- 2013 under her leadership as Chairman of the Greater Tulsa Hispanic Affairs, launched Tv.Gov for Hispanic Viewers
- Launched Tulsa Youth Government Council
- First Oklahoma Hispanic Legislative Summit
- Chaplaincy Academy: Corporate Marketplace
- Hijas de Zion- International Prayer Network for Israel
- Diversity Campaign Political Consultant
* Served as a Legislative Correspondent for Sen James Battin (CA)
* Appointed National Hispanic State Director, Presidential Campaign, Newt Gingrich
*Served as the a member of the Tulsa County GOP Executive Council Member & County Diversity Liaison
* Served as a State & County Delegate
* Served as a Precinct Chair & VC
* Served as a political campaign diversity adviser (several campaigns)
* Oklahoma State Chairman for the National Republican Hispanic Assembly 2014-present
* Member, National Federation Republican Women 2012-present
*Member, Oklahoma Federation Republican Women 2012-2015
* RNC Hispanic Media Surrogate
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