Marisa Pérez-Díaz, M.Ed., serves as the Executive Director of the Firstmark Foundation, bringing to the role a decade of experience in the K-12 and higher education system. Her comprehension of, and appreciation for, the education ecosystem helps create pathways to impactful partnerships for the benefit of schools in our community and for the Foundation, which aims to lead the charge in serving as the number one institution created by educators for educators. Marisa is an elected member of the Texas State Board of Education, is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Texas at San Antonio, and is the proud wife of an education software executive and mother of three.
Diane Bacon serves as the Foundation and Education Relationships Manager for the Firstmark Foundation, bringing to the role extensive experience in the financial industry, which includes her dedication to serving the members of Firstmark Credit Union since 2006. Achieving a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a Marketing major from Georgia State University, she has ten years’ experience working in education and within the community. Diane’s commitment to making a meaningful impact has led her to supporting the philanthropic arm of Firstmark Credit Union (Firstmark Foundation).
Christy Bradshaw serves as the Foundation & Education Specialist for the Firstmark Foundation, bringing to the role ten years’ experience as an elementary school teacher in the North East Independent School district. Achieving a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Texas at Dallas, she has worked across multiple industries including education, government, and business. Helping to build and launch the Firstmark Foundation, Christy’s passion for giving back coupled with her background in education and genuine care for others make her a welcome addition to the team.