MaryLuz Arling

Foster Care Program Director

Plummer Youth Promise

MaryLuz believes all youth need and deserve families and she brings this passion to her leadership role at Plummer. As Foster Care Program Director, she oversees the appropriate placement and case management of children in foster homes, the support given to foster families and the recruitment and training of foster families.

MaryLuz began her child welfare career in 2000 as an Adoption Social Worker. She became a Permanency Social Worker in 2007 while maintaining her career as a Clinician working primarily with families and youth who were in foster care or part of the Adoption Triad.

MaryLuz obtained her BA in Psychology and certificate in Latin American Studies at UMass Amherst. She later obtained her Masters in Social Work at Salem State University.