URMC / Wilmot Cancer Institute / Giving / Discovery Ball / Co-chairs About We are excited to announce our 2018 Discovery Ball Co-chairs, Patrick and JoEll Cunningham & Mark and Melissa Cronin. The Discovery Ball co-chairs serve as visible leaders to the Ball and the Wilmot Cancer Institute, by inspiring and motivating the Rochester community to support the event through ticket sales, sponsorship and critical funding for important research projects underway at the Institute. Their leadership and enthusiasm is critical to the event’s success and thus we are incredibly grateful for their time and commitment. Our team is looking forward to another fantastic Discovery Ball! With sincere thanks to you all, Kristie Robertson-Coyne Senior Director of Advancement Wilmot Cancer Institute Mark and Melissa Cronin & JoEll and Patrick Cunningham Mark and Melissa Cronin Mark Cronin serves as the Chief Operating Officer of Accountable Health Partners (AHP) with the University of Rochester Medical Center. Prior to his career at AHP, Mark served as Chief Executive Officer of University Cardiovascular Associates (UCVA), Regional Vice President for the American Cancer Society, and also served for 11 years at Rochester Individual Practice Association (RIPA). He received his B.A. from SUNY Geneseo and an M.B.A. from SUNY Albany. Mark currently serves as board chair of UR Medicine HomeCare and also serves on the board of directors of St. Ann’s Community, Flower City Habitat for Humanity, and Rochester Hope for Pets. His hobbies include travel, reading and playing guitar. Melissa Cronin serves as the Human Resource Coordinator for Jewish Senior Life. She received her education in Communications from Herkimer College. Mark and Melissa have been married for 20 years and live in Henrietta with their two cats. JoEll and Patrick Cunningham Patrick Cunningham was the Chief Executive Officer of Manning & Napier, Inc. until his retirement in July 2016, a position he held since his appointment in 2010. Patrick was instrumental in growing the company and bringing it public in 2011. He spent a total of 24 years at the investment advisory firm and served on served on its Executive Group since 2000, co-chairing it from 2003 to 2010. Prior to Manning & Napier, Patrick spent most of his early career in the engineering field, first as a field engineer in the process industries and progressed to become the co-owner of an engineering firm. Patrick earned his BS from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his interests include start-up businesses, cycling, hiking, reading and philanthropic work. Patrick and JoEll have been married for over 30 years and enjoy the company of their grown daughters, Sabrina and Danica.