Chris Cusano — Executive Director

CTBTA_372b.jpgChris Cusano is the Executive Director of the CT Brain Tumor Alliance, Inc.  After being diagnosed in 2008 with a benign brain tumor, a central neurocytoma, and undergoing five brain surgeries and one stereotactic radiosurgery, he is committed to giving back and helping those in need and being an advocate for the Connecticut brain tumor community.    

Chris received his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Connecticut and his J.D. from Roger Williams University School of Law.  Prior to joining the CTBTA as Executive Director, Chris worked for a prominent Hartford law firm in a variety of roles and as a Partnership Manager for the United Way.  He is the author of GreyMattersBlog.com

Lindsay Wasserman — Executive Assistant

Lindsay WassermanLindsay's involvement with the CT Brain Tumor Alliance began back in 2012 when her mother was diagnosed with Glioblastoma Multiforme IV.  While her mother unfortunately lost the battle, Lindsay continued the fight by becoming our first intern.  After graduating from the University of Arizona in 2018 with a degree in Accounting, Lindsay returned to the organization to fulfill her passion of raising brain tumor awareness and helping others along the way. Lindsay is fortunate to have had the opportunity to learn from Tracey Gamer-Fanning and is passionate about continuing her legacy; making both Tracey and her mother proud while doing so! 

The CTBTA extends its sincere gratitude to Kimberly Roy-Canning, our prior Executive Director for her tireless dedication and the passion she brought to this organization, as well as the patients we have served.  


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