Arlene Kuturoff


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. After recovering from the shock of being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006 and a rigorous treatment protocol, she realized that many people had helped her in this journey. In a desire to help others and “pay it forward” she has dedicated the last 8 years to learning about cancer and volunteering with numerous cancer related programs including UMC’s Telemedicine VIDA!! Educational Series Program and Chai Circle Board, (Jewish Women’s Cancer Support Program). She likes to say that since cancer, she has taken control of her health and has moved from couch potato/ junk food queen to the healthiest she has probably ever been. Arlene has served on the boards of Temple Emanu-El and St. Gregory Family Association. Additionally, she is a member of the Advisory Council for Tucson Cancer Action Network. Her involvement in Tucson Cancer Conquerors, (previously Tucson Beat Cancer Boot Camp), began in 2007 and she currently serves on the Executive Board as Secretary and as co-Chair for the “Get Support” Committee.