Clare Flanagan has joined Wilmot Cancer Institute this week as the new Executive Director for Advancement. In this role, she will work with the University of Rochester Medical Center Advancement team, Wilmot leadership and the WCI Advisory Board.
Previously, Flanagan worked as Assistant Vice President, Health Sciences at West Virginia University. She comes to Wilmot with more than 30 years of experience in higher education and policy industries, and 16 of those years were spent in Advancement and Development. Her career began at the University of Pittsburgh, before she moved to National Academy of Medicine in Washington, D.C.
In her role at Wilmot Cancer Institute, Flanagan will oversee a team of five people who work toward supporting Wilmot’s mission by generating philanthropic support and strengthening bonds with members of the Rochester community.
“It is with tremendous enthusiasm that I am able to join the Wilmot team! I look forward to working with the faculty, researchers and clinicians in securing private support to further our growth and successes,” she says. “My prior experiences in connecting grateful patients with their philanthropic goals has shown me the beauty of their healing by giving. “
Her leadership will play an important role as Wilmot works toward strengthening its research capabilities and applying for National Cancer Institute (NCI) designation in the coming year.
“Clare’s background in research and higher education will greatly benefit the strong team we have here at Wilmot,” says Jonathan W. Friedberg, M.D., M.M.Sc., director of Wilmot Cancer Institute. “We are excited to welcome her to the team, as she will play an instrumental role in our work toward achieving both clinical and research goals, including NCI designation.”
Flanagan is moving to the area with her husband of nearly 34 years, Matt Korosi. They have adult children who they hope will visit often.