John Cusano is a systems change agent working primarily in community engagement and organizational development within the social benefit field. He is currently a Project & Research Consultant for the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County and serves on the leadership teams at Bridgeport Innovation Place and the Ferguson Library's "Facing Racism in Stamford" public dialogue series. Cusano previously served as the Community Development Coordinator for the State of Connecticut, Office of the Arts, Culture and Tourism, where he helped to inaugurate a state-wide network of regional cultural service agencies, designed and managed social impact grant programs, and provided professional development. He has a Master of Arts in Consciousness Studies from The Graduate Institute, where he focused on Systems Science, Integral Theory, and Human Development. He has a demonstrated history of working in the social benefit field, including systems change and emerging future planning.