Stuart Mellan is in his “chai” year as the president and CEO of the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona. His thirty-five years as a Jewish communal professional have included positions as executive director of the Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, and as campaign director of the Jewish Federation in Baltimore, Maryland.
During his tenure in Tucson Stuart, he nurtured collaborations between the Federation and its agency and synagogue partners, leading to the creation of a Jewish Community Roundtable, made up of all agencies and synagogues.
Stuart has a master’s in social work from the University of Pennsylvania, is married and has five adult children, a daughter-in-law, son-in-law, and two grandchildren. Aside from his love of family and community work, Stuart is a jazz musician.