Patient & Family Advisory Board Wilmot Cancer Institute’s Patient and Family Advisory Councils bring patients and their loved ones together with the members of the health care team to: Strengthen coordination and communications among patients, families and Wilmot Cancer Institute team members. Promote patient/family advocacy and involvement in the care and treatment process. Wilmot has Patient and Family Advisory Councils at the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center and at its Pluta Cancer Center. The councils provide valuable input for health care improvements throughout Wilmot Cancer Institute, and their members are included in hospital-wide quality initiatives as well. To learn more about the Patient and Family Advisory Councils, please contact Catherine Thomas via email or at (585) 273-3895.