Mary Beth Luibel – Director, Arkansas State CASA
Mary Beth Luibel has been Director for the Arkansas State CASA Association since January 2013. Prior to joining Arkansas CASA, Mary Beth was the founding director for CASA of Crittenden County and oversaw additional victim services programs for Mid-South Health Systems in West Memphis. Mary Beth also served as Coordinator for the Crittenden County Child Abuse Multidisciplinary Team from 2000 – 2012. Mary Beth began her career at East Arkansas Youth Services, a community-based provider of youth services, working as a Shelter Caseworker, Shelter Supervisor and Assistant Director of Programs and Services.
Mary Beth earned her Master of Public Administration with a concentration in Nonprofit Administration and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Memphis. She was recently appointed to a two-year term on National CASA Association’s State Leadership Council.
Tori Foreman – Outreach Specialist, Arkansas State CASA
Tori graduated from Arkansas Tech University in May 2012 with a degree in Psychology, a minor in Rehabilitation Science, and the knowledge that she was going to work in geriatrics. That dream held firm as she went on to the University of Arkansas – Little Rock to obtain her Master’s Degree in Social Work. Then she was given her first internship as a case manager for a foster care agency, and everything changed. She wanted to make a difference for these kids. These young individuals who hadn’t been given the chance to find out who they are or what they wanted to be yet; who were struggling to live within the system. So her ambition changed. She focused on what she could do at an intermediate level. In early 2014 she was given another internship position in Arkansas’ Court Improvement Program (CIP). There, Tori was able to meet with attorneys, CASA Volunteers, supervisors and directors, Judges, and other important child welfare personnel. It was here that she found her nitch. She may not be on the front lines of child services, but she could provide the support that others who were, needed. During her time with CIP, Tori assisted with multiple state conferences, court personnel trainings, grant writing, and program assessments. Upon graduating with her Masters in 2015, Tori was hired on as a contractor with CIP to continue her work. She remained there until 2016 when she was offered a position with Arkansas State CASA. Under this position she will be focused on all outreach projects for recruitment and retention and will continue to assist in state conferences and training programs.