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About Us: Executive Team

Our experienced executive team is dedicated to producing the most accurate information for professionals and students in medicine, nursing, allied health and pharmacy.

Executive Team

Diana Nole
President & CEO, Wolters Kluwer Health

Starting September 8, 2015, Diana Nole will be the CEO of Wolters Kluwer Health. 

Before joining Wolters Kluwer, Ms. Nole served as President for the Digital Medical Solutions Division of Carestream Health. In that role, she oversaw all operations for the $1 billion provider of healthcare equipment, software and services with R&D sites globally. She led the successful integration of acquisitions, which boosted the breadth and depth of the portfolio. The product development activities under her direction delivered breakthrough products with substantial customer workflow improvements, resulting in significant revenue growth and  #1 customer satisfaction ratings. She joined Carestream Health in 2007.   

Previously, Diana Nole held multiple leadership roles at Eastman Kodak in its Healthcare Information Technology Solutions group. She started at Kodak in 1987 as Worldwide Logistics Supervisor/Systems Analyst.

Education: BA, State University of New York;  MBA, Simon School of Business, University of Rochester

Susan Yules
Chief Financial Officer, Wolters Kluwer Health

Susan joined Wolters Kluwer Health in April 2013.  Previously, Susan was CFO of Global Shared Services (GSS) where she led the Finance, Corporate Real Estate aned North American Payroll teams for the past 2 1/2 years.  She has been intricately involved in transformational programs led by GSS, including the consolidation of the back-office IT function, rationalization of the global IT infrastructure, the establishment and operationalizing of the Wolters Kluwer Technology bv, and most recently, the successful go-live of SAP at GSS.  During her tenure at GSS, Susan has made significant contributions in evolving the transparency of the GSS allocations and transforming the finance team to a customer service-oriented mindset.  Prior to Global Shared Services, Susan worked for 2 1/2 years as the CFO of Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, now part of the Legal & Regulatory Division of Wolters Kuwer.  At L&B, Susan was responsible for all financial operations, strategic planning and business development activities.

Prior to joining Wolters Kluwer in 2008, Susan worked at Thomson Reuters in varying senior level positions.  Prior to Thomson Reuters, Susan worked at Ernst & Young in the New York audit group.  Susan is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

Education:  BS, Binghampton University; MBA, New York University's Stern School of Business 

Cathy Wolfe
President & CEO, Health Learning, Research & Practice, Wolters Kluwer Health

Cathy has been President & CEO of Wolters Kluwer Health, Health Learning, Research & Practice since 2012. She joined Wolters Kluwer in 1993.  Prior to her position at Health Learning, Research & Practice, Cathy was the CEO of Wolters Kluwer UK.  Previous to that, she served as Vice President of the Tax and Accounting Group for CCH, a Wolters Kluwer company.  During her time at Wolters Kluwer, Cathy has led numerous large and complex technology and product development initiatives that have resulted in the launch of innovative digital solutions that combine software, services and information. She led, for example, a team that developed the tax and accounting industry’s first Internet tax research system in 1996.  Cathy has more than 20 years of experience in vertical product solutions for print, online and digital formats with a customer-centered approach to development and transformation.

Education: BA, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY; MBA, University of Chicago Graduate School of Business

Denise S. Basow, MD
President & CEO, Clinical Effectiveness, Wolters Kluwer Health

Dr. Basow joined Wolters Kluwer Health in 2006.  Before being named President & CEO of Clinical Effectiveness for Wolters Kluwer Health, Dr. Basow served as Vice President & General Manager of Clinical Decision Support.  Under her guidance, UpToDate has expanded to include more than 10,500 clinical topics in 22 medical specialties with a customer base exceeding 1 million users in more than 170 countries. 

Dr. Basow assumed the role of Vice President and General Manager upon Wolters Kluwer's acquisition of UpToDate in 2008, managing a network of contributors that has grown to more than 6,000 physician authors, editors, and peer reviewers.   A primary care physician who joined UpToDate in 1996, Dr. Basow has held the positions of Deputy Editor, Executive Editor and Editor-in-Chief.

Education: BA, Duke University; MD, Baylor College of Medicine

David A. Del Toro
President & CEO, Clinical Software Solutions, Wolters Kluwer Health

David joined Wolters Kluwer Health in 2006.  Before being named President & CEO of Clinical Software Solutions for Wolters Kluwer Health, Mr. Del Toro served as Vice President & General Manager of the Clinical Documentation operating unit.  In that role, he oversaw all operations for the order set and documentation solutions, including restructuring several core functions and re-starting international initiatives to ensure future growth.

Throughout his nine-year tenure with Wolters Kluwer, Mr. Del Toro has served in multiple leadership roles at Wolters Kluwer in the Clinical Solutions unit of its Health Division. In 2010, he spearheaded the formation of Clinical Drug Information, which was generating in excess of $100 million by the end of his three years as General Manager and Vice President. He joined Wolters Kluwer in 2006 through its acquisition of ProVation Medical, where he served as the Vice President of Research & Development.  Mr. Del Toro has dedicated 30 years to health IT, and was previously Vice President of Development & Manager-in-Charge for the Roseville, Minnesota office of McKesson.   

Education: BA, University of Minnesota: MA, St. Mary's University of Minnesota.


Pat Nolan, Vice President, Global Human Resources
Wolters Kluwer Health

Pat has been Vice President, Global Human Resources for Wolters Kluwer’s Health Division since 2006 supporting the division growth through acquisition and portfolio re-alignment.    Prior to joining Wolters Kluwer, Pat was Vice President, Human Resources for Sysmex America, a Division of Sysmex Corporation based in Kobe, Japan where she facilitated the transformation of the organization's culture to support strategic business model change as well as high growth. Formerly, Pat was Vice President Human Resources for Material Logic, in Lake Forest, IL where she created an HR Center of Excellence to support the spin-off and subsequent closure of the B2B ecommerce business of W. W. Grainger.  Preceding Material Logic, Pat was Vice President, Human Resources for the Imaging Solutions Division of Bell & Howell where she was responsible for creating a high performance HR function to support the evolution of the business from a tactical service organization to a technology solutions-driven organization, eventually preparing the division for divestiture. Pat's earlier career included various positions of increasing global responsibility at Baxter Healthcare Corporation in Deerfield, IL including:  Director, Employee Relations for Baxter Surgical Group with 12,000 employees globally, Director Compensation, Benefits, and Systems for Baxter IV Systems with 15,000 globally.  Pat also completed an international assignment for Baxter Limited Inc. in Tokyo, Japan, supporting the transformation to a pay-for-performance culture.  Pat's early career started at Tasty Baking Company in Philadelphia, PA where she held various positions in Human Resources.  

Pat serves as an Executive Board Member of The Women's Resource Center in Wayne, PA.

Education:  BA, West Chester University, currently enrolled in the Masters of HRD at Villanova University 


Ann Riposanu, Executive Vice President, Strategy, Business Development and M&A
Wolters Kluwer Health

Ann joined Wolters Kluwer Health early 2009. In her role, Ann focuses on the strategic development of the organization, including M&A and business development activities, identifying and developing business opportunities for Wolters Kluwer Health, leveraging existing products, and seeking out partnerships and alliances to help achieve the organization's goal of significant and sustainable growth. Previously, Ann was Senior Vice President, Planning & Analysis of Wolters Kluwer, where she was responsible for business development planning and analysis for the group, working across the divisions, and reporting to the Chairman of the Executive Board.

Before joining Wolters Kluwer in 2003, Ann served as Vice President of Corporate Development at PRIMEDIA Inc, at the time, the leading targeted media company in the United States. In that capacity she participated in a range of strategic initiatives, including acquisitions, joint ventures and new business development projects in publishing and information markets and across multiple segments including consumer, business to business and education. Ann started her career as an attorney at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in New York.

Education: B.A., magna cum laude, at Tufts University; J.D., Duke University School of Law

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