URMC / Wilmot Cancer Institute / Giving / Discovery Ball / Co-chairs About The Co-chairs Co-chairs: Lois Taubman and Colleen Wilmot Lois Taubman has lived in Rochester for sixteen years, the longest she ever lived anywhere. Lois worked as a counselor, teacher, lawyer, executive recruiter, writer, and writing coach. Sadly, she experienced the deaths from cancer of many friends, family members, and valued acquaintances. She is thrilled, however, to have dear friends who are now surviving and thriving despite their cancers, due to the work of the Wilmot Cancer Institute. She is married to Dr. Mark Taubman CEO, University of Rochester Medical Center, Dean, School of Medicine and Dentistry, and University Senior VP for Health Sciences. Her daughter Jan is an English and Theatre teacher, and her son-in-law Jay is an animator and a film maker. They live in New York City. Colleen Wilmot is a native Rochestarian. She graduated from Nazareth College of Rochester. She taught fourth and fifth grades in the Pittsford School District before marrying her husband Tom Wilmot. She has four children and eight grandchildren. She has served on, and/or, fundraised for the Cerebral Palsy of Rochester, Crestwood Children's Center, Al Sigl Community of Agencies, University of Rochester Medical Center Wine Auction, Allendale Columbia School, McQuaid Jesuit School and Nazareth College of Rochester. The Wilmot family has experienced generations of loss from cancer. Most recently however, two of their children have had melanoma. Both of them had surgery and one of the children participated in a clinical trial at the Wilmot Cancer Center Institute. We are thrilled to announce both are and have been cancer free for some time. Their son who participated in the clinical trial is going on six years cancer free. Colleen is honored to be co-chairing with Lois Taubman the 20th anniversary celebration of the Discovery Ball.