Executive Director: Marianne Tettlebaum  

Executive Director: Marianne Tettlebaum


Interim Social Worker: Kelsey Dugger

Interim Social Worker:
Kelsey Dugger

I am excited and honored to serve the statewide Jewish community as Director of the Jewish Federation of Arkansas. I look forward to continuing to work with all the wonderful people who have made my family feel so welcome in Arkansas and to forging lots of new connections.

Although I hail originally from Missouri, I have lived in Little Rock since 2007, and I’m particularly proud of my family’s Arkansas roots. My mother’s family comes from Helena, Arkansas. Prior to assuming this position I was Assistant Professor of Liberal Studies and Faculty Adviser to Hillel at Hendrix College. From 2008-12 I served as Director of the Crain-Maling Center of Jewish Culture at Hendrix. My husband, Dorian Stuber, is Associate Professor of English at Hendrix; we have one daughter, Thalia.

Please do e-mail, call, or visit me at our office and tell me about your experience with Jewish Federation of Arkansas and your hopes for our future.



I am excited to start a new chapter in my life working at the Jewish Federation of Arkansas. I earned my masters in social work from the Graduate School of Social Work at UALR.  I received my BA from Hendrix College.  I have previously served as an intern for the Federation, and I have grown to cherish this community and look forward to the experiences that await me.

I also bring with me volunteer experience with other non-profits:  the Salvation Army, Habitat for Humanity, The Boys and Girls Club, Conway Human Development Center, Pathfinders, and Our House.