Community Advisory Council
I am a cancer survivor, and have had many relatives who have fought this disease. I want to help bring awareness to patients about the many supportive and complementary measures, along with current researched medical oncology treatments available. I believe no one should fight Cancer alone. After Grad School at the UA College of Nursing (MSc.) I taught at the CON in psychiatry for the past 11 years, and am presently an Adjunct Faculty. During my 50 plus years in Nursing I have worked in Canada, Europe and the USA in many clinical areas.
Arlene Kutoroff, M.Ed. was born in New York and was raised in Tucson where she attended the University of Arizona, earning her B. S. in Psychology and post-graduate Teacher Certification. She spent the next 20 years of her professional career providing Case Management services for the Division of Developmental Disabilities and Child Protective Services. She returned to school to earn her Masters Degree in Guidance and Counseling, focusing her next 17 years as a School Counselor for TUSD until her retirement in 2007.
I am a ten year ovarian cancer survivor. I volunteer at the Arizona Cancer Center at the Supportive Care for Healing desk and at Arizona Oncology Foundation. I was asked to join the Council through these associations as a survivor representative. I am a retired Speech Language Pathologist, M.S., CCC/SLP. I grew up in New York City and I have lived in Arizona since 1996.
My mother and sister were victims of breast cancer. My service on the advisory board reflects my desire to honor their lives in a way that supports the entire cancer community. As part of a fifty year career in psychiatric nursing, my current position is as a clinical instructor/lecturer at the College of Nursing at the U. of A. One of the emphases in our course is the mind-body connection in the treatment of physical illness. Sidenote: I love reunions back in Iowa—high school and university—good ole’ people connections!
I found out about the Community Cancer Connection shortly after finishing treatment for breast cancer. This is such a great resource for those touched by cancer and I am thankful to be serving on the Community Advisory Council. I am a business information specialist (otherwise known as librarian) for the Economic and Business Research Center in the University of Arizona’s Eller College of Management, where I have worked for over 15 years. We provide applied economic research, socio-demographic data, and economic forecasts for Arizona.
I am a two time cancer survivor of Colon and Lung Cancer. I am a volunteer leader for the LiveStrong Foundation and being part of this group gives me a chance to share our message and connect to the community in a greater way. I recently retired after 26 years as a therapist for children/families/ elderly and disabled persons. For the past 5 years on LiveStrong Day, I have created a dance video to express the joy of survivorship along with the message that cancer isn’t going away.