Board of Directors

Board of Directors and Advisory Council

Board of Directors

Craig Stubblebine

                                                    Jessica Favaloro

Vice President

Woody Deutsch

Marylin Phelps

Susan Horton


David Kearley

Karen Keele

Advisory Council

Anne Griffin
Founding Board Member

Tim Graham
Development Advisor

Board Biographies

Craig Stubblebine – President

Craig Stubblebine served on the economics faculties of the University of Virginia, the University of Delaware, and Claremont McKenna College where he held the Von Tobel Chair, and Claremont Graduate School. He is Emeritus Professor of Political Economy at CMC. Following retirement from the Claremont Colleges, he was elected treasurer of Claremont Presbyterian Church. Subsequently, he was elected to the Board of Pilgrim Place, a Claremont community of over 300 residents retired from careers in religious organizations. Pilgrim Place is a continuing care retirement community providing independent and assisted living, as well as skilled nursing for its residents.   In his last two years on the Board, he served as Chairman of the Board.   Carol and Craig were drawn from California to Sewanee to be with their daughter, Julia, and have been members of the Sewanee community since 2014. He has been on the Board of Folks at Home since October 2016.

Woody Deutsch – Treasurer

I came to Sewanee in 1968 to become a member of class of 1972 at the University of the South. After I graduated, I never really left the area, however, I did move off the mountain to the Alto area. After farming the land, raising corn, wheat, soy beans, and hogs, for 20 plus years, I opened Woody’s Bicycles in Winchester, TN in 1995. I moved the bicycle shop to Sewanee in 2008 which really put me (back) in the heart of this community. This move was important to me because it re-united me with the area that I love so much. I have since served on the board of the Mountain Goat Trail Alliance and am a proud member of the Monteagle Sewanee Rotary Club.

Susan Horton – Secretary

Susan Horton first became part of the Sewanee Community when she entered the University of the South as part of the first class of women (C’73).  She and her husband George retired and returned to the Mountain in 2016 to make it their permanent home.

Susan worked as a forester on the Tuskegee and Talladega National Forests in Alabama, as a museum educator at the Anniston (AL) Museum of Natural History, and as coordinator of the education and outreach programs at the National Wetlands Research Center in South Louisiana.

Passionate about life-long learning, Susan has an M.A. in Chaplaincy and Pastoral Care (earned at age 61—it’s never too late!) and served as a hospital and nursing home volunteer chaplain in Austin, TX.  Since moving to Monteagle, Susan volunteers at the Sewanee Senior Center where she also serves on the SSC Board.  She serves on the University’s Friends of the Library Board and volunteers at the Sewanee Hospital and with Hospice Compassus. Susan is active in several ministries in her church community—St. James Episcopal Church in Midway.

Marilyn Phelps
Marilyn Derden Phelps is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been in private practice for 14 years.  Before then she was an employee of Vanderbilt University and Medical Center for almost 20 years.  She and her husband Tom have lived and been an active part of the community in Sewanee for the last 6 years.  She has been on the board of The Friends of Canon Gideon Foundation that supports a school outside of Kampala, Uganda.  She has been a board member for Folks at Home since October 2017.

Jessica Favaloro

Jessica M. Favaloro is new to the board of Folks at Home. She retired to Monteagle, TN 6 years ago. Prior to retirement, she worked at Browne McHardy Clinic and Ochsner Clinic as a General Internal Medicine
specialist in the greater New Orleans area. While a physician, she served as a Clinical Instructor of Medicine at LSU School of Medicine, and was a member of Utilization Review Boards for Maxicare of Louisiana and
Blue Cross of Louisiana. She was chairman of the Internal Medicine Department at East Jefferson General Hospital.Currently she is serving her second year as President of the Sewanee Women’s Club, and is on the boardsof the Mountain Goat Trail Alliance and the Monteagle-Sewanee Rotary Club.
Married to Joseph “Joey” Favaloro

David Kearley

David has lived in Sewanee since 1982 when he became Director of the University Library. (Previously he was Director of the Peabody College Library and prior to that served Episcopal churches in Opelika, Phenix City and Florence, Alabama. Until her death in 2015, he was married to Marion Bourgeois (53 years) with whom he had two sons, John and Stephen. While in Sewanee he served as President of David has lived in Sewanee since 1982 when he became Director of duPont Library of the University of the South. Before becoming a librarian he served Episcopal churches in Opelika, Phenix City, and Florence, Alabama. In 1962 he married Marion Elizabeth Bourgeois. (Marion died in 2015.) While in Sewanee he served as President of theTennessee Library Association, worked with Sewanee Housing (Habitat for Humanity), took services at Epiphany in Sherwood and at St. Mary’s Convent, and helped organize the University Symphony Orchestra.

Karen Keele

Karen Keele has lived in Sewanee since 1964. A Minnesota native, she married Bob, who taught political science at the University. After teaching at the elementary school, she worked at the seminary with EFM and the DOCC programs. She has been a member of Otey Parish for many years, and has served on the vestry. She knows the value of the Folks at Home program in this community, and appreciated their support when her husband was ill.