CTBTA Announces Leadership Changes

|| June 22, 2018

The Connecticut Brain Tumor Alliance, Inc. (CTBTA) announced that Executive Director Kimberly Roy-Canning has accepted a position with the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation as Managing Director of its new Northeast Chapter; her last day with the CTBTA was on June 14th.  The CTBTA is pleased to announce that its former Board President, Christopher Cusano, has been named her successor as Executive Director, effective July 9, 2018 and Jennifer Pace will serve as Board President.

“We would not be where we are today without the talent, time and passion that Kim has brought to the CTBTA, and while we are sorry to see her go, we know the work she will do for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation will be invaluable to a cause we all hold dear,” Ms. Pace said. “We thank her for everything she has done for us, and along with the Board, we will seamlessly manage this transition and continue to be an invaluable resource to all who need our support.  I am humbled by this opportunity and look forward to making Connecticut a center of excellence in brain tumor care.”

Ms. Roy-Canning, a resident of Granby, joined the CTBTA in 2012.  She was inspired to work in this field during her father’s nine-month battle with grade IV Glioblastoma in 2009, and she has since pledged to “honor the memory of those who have given us the reason for standing together in this alliance of hope.”

“It has been a remarkable gift and privilege to partner with my colleagues at the CTBTA and with the medical teams and researchers working to improve the lives of brain tumor patients and caregivers here in Connecticut,” said Roy-Canning.  “I will be forever grateful for and inspired by the patients and families whom I have had the honor to meet through the CTBTA, and I know that we will all go forward together in our joint missions to change the course of this disease, with sincere thanks to the supporters in our community who make that possible.”

Mr. Cusano, a resident of West Hartford, said of this upcoming new role as Executive Director, “I am honored and humbled to have been selected to lead the CTBTA as its next Executive Director. As I celebrate ten years of survivorship, my journey has come full-circle and I look forward to working alongside the Board as we work to fulfill our mission of providing hope and support to brain tumor patients and caregivers, while advancing brain tumor awareness, quality of care and research.  We can each attest that a brain tumor diagnosis is life changing, but the CTBTA will be here to guide you through this journey."  

The Connecticut Brain Tumor Alliance, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a dedicated mission to providing hope and support to brain tumor patients and caregivers, while advancing brain tumor awareness, quality of care, and brain tumor research.

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