Bob Mulhern is the Co-Founder of Great Hearts Academies and the Managing Director and Designated Broker of Colliers International–Greater Phoenix. He oversees the brokerage operations of two offices located in Phoenix and Scottsdale with more than 100 professionals. Bob is a well-respected industry veteran with more than 30 years of experience and a highly successful record of accomplishment managing brokerage, development and property management organizations. In 2014, Bob was named one of Arizona’s Most Admired Leaders by the Phoenix Business Journal and, in 2016, was awarded the Arizona National Association of Industrial and Office Properties’ (NAIOP) Lifetime Achievement award. Prior to joining Colliers, Bob worked in the development and property management businesses for Ryan Companies, Reliance Companies, and CBRE. Bob has a BS and MBA from Arizona State University.
Bob currently serves as Chairman of the Governing Board of Directors for all 21 Great Hearts academies in Arizona. He is also a member of the Diocese of Phoenix Finance Council, for which he serves at the Chairman, and is a member of the Tepeyac Leadership Initiative board. Bob has been married to his wife, Tina, for 31 years and they have nine children and four grandchildren.
C. Diane Bishop served as Director of Academy Governance for Great Hearts Arizona from 2012 until her retirement in January 2019. In this position, she provided support to all Great Hearts Arizona academies and corporate departments in areas related to governance, program monitoring, and compliance with state and federal statutes and regulations.
Prior to her appointment as Director of Academy Governance, she served as the founding Headmaster of Scottsdale Preparatory Academy from 2008-2012 and was a member of the Great Hearts Academies Executive Board from 2005-2008.
Before joining Great Hearts, she held a number of educational leadership positions, including serving as the Arizona State Superintendent of Public Instruction from 1987-1995, the Governor’s Education Policy Advisor from 1995-1997, and as a member of the Arizona Board of Regents from 1987-1995 and the Arizona State Board of Education from 1984-1997. In these positions, she helped implement Arizona’s charter school law, developed and advocated state education policy issues, oversaw the state K-12 education budget, and administered the Arizona Department of Education.
Prior to her election as Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction, she taught mathematics at the secondary and post-secondary levels and served as the Mathematics Department Chair of University High School in the Tucson Unified School District. Among the honors she has received are the Presidential Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics, awarded by President Reagan at the White House; the Mathematics Teaching Award of the Sigma Xi National Scientific Research Society; and the Mathematics Teacher of the Year award from the Arizona Council of Engineering and Scientific Associations. Additionally, she served on the Mathematical Sciences Education Board of the National Research Council and on the National Science Foundation Science and Engineering Education Advisory Board. She earned her B.S. and M.S.T. degrees in mathematics and her M.Ed. degree in secondary education from the University of Arizona.
Cristofer Pereyra is the Chief Executive Officer for Tepeyac Leadership, Inc., a non‐profit organization dedicated to civic leadership development for lay Catholic professionals. Through its signature program TLI, the organization provides a catalyst development experience which equips professionals to become virtuous leaders, influencing the culture and serving the common good.
Pereyra is a native of Peru, where he lived until the age of 15. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Arizona State University and a Master of Business Administration from Grand Canyon University.
Pereyra’s professional career started in media, in the year 1999 when he worked for Univision Communications. For five years he was a television news reporter for Univision’s local station KTVW Channel 33. He then left media to go into business for himself. Pereyra successfully ran a real estate brokerage and insurance firm for a period of 14 years.
In 2014, Pereyra was asked by Bishop Thomas Olmsted of the Diocese of Phoenix to run the Hispanic Mission Office, office which he still holds simultaneously with his work for Tepeyac Leadership, Inc.
Pereyra has travelled extensively through Latin America and is a consultant for many organizations on how to best engage the Hispanic community, understanding its history, values, hopes and challenges.
For 6 years, Pereyra was a radio show host for En Familia radio, a Spanish Catholic radio station focused on family values, faith and community. In Pereyra’s words “success in life is measured by the number of lives we touch while pouring ourselves entirely into the service of others.”