Founder & Executive Director of the Hispanic Family Foundation:

Diane Janbakhsh considers herself a Nashville native despite moving to Nashville when she was just nine years old. In 1985, her family moved to middle Tennessee after living in both Arkansas and Mexico. 2010 Diane and her husband Mark began the work of the Hispanic Family Foundation, directly working with families in need and underserved Hispanic communities. Not long after, Diane and her husband Mark founded Plaza Mariachi to further support and empower the local Hispanic communities. 

Her passion for young people and families, and her desire to see people whole, healthy, and empowered is what is at the heart of the Hispanic Family Foundation. Since 2016 she has served in different capacities on HFF’s Board of Directors, the last of which she served as Board Chair. 

She currently serves as Executive Director for HFF. Diane is actively serving in the Nashville Community as well as the ministry in Faith Nights, her local ministry outreaches, Agua Viva Radio and Music City Worship.

Board Affiliations:

• 2016–2018 Member Middle TN Workforce Development Board, Nashville

• 2018–2019 Nomination Committee, Boy Scouts of America, Nashville

• 2020–Present Vanderbilt Lifelight Diversity Cabinet, Nashville

• 2021–2022 Chair ,Flood Long Term Recovery Group; Davison County VOAD


• 2015–Present Owner, Plaza Mariachi Music City, Nashville 

• Founder & Executive Director Hispanic Family Foundation, Nashville

• 2017–Present Co-Owner Tito’s Playland Arcade Plaza Mariachi

• 2013–Present C0-Owner TBLC Media, Nashville

• 2015–Present Creator and Host Agua Viva Radio Program, TBLC Media, Nashville

Agua Viva Radio is a radio program on Activa Network. Diane both hosts as well as hosts the YouTube channel episodes. The target audience is Latino community in the U.S. and Latin America.

• 2022- Present Cultural Ambassador with Nashville Office of Emergency Management, Nashville, TN


• Lead Worship Leader & Minister Faith & Family Nights at Plaza Mariachi

• 2020-Present Minister and Worship Leader for Music City Worship Ministries, based in Plaza Mariachi Music City

• Women’s Ministry Speaker