Deb Ontiveros

Patient Advocate, Utah

Deb Ontiveros



Deb Ontiveros currently resides in southern Utah and has been an activist for over 20 years for social justice and mental health issues. After being diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer at the age of 37, she has shifted her focus to breast cancer advocacy. As an interpreter and community health worker, Deb hopes to bring awareness into bilingual environments to support the Latinx community. Spending precious time with her family, helping her community, and using her voice to bring awareness to issues close to her heart brings her joy.


I believe the LBBC Young Advocate program will provide the tools I need to use my voice to assist others who are currently going through breast cancer.

Deborah Ontiveros