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People are at the center of everything we do. Every process we create, every tool we develop, and every member of our team has a singular focus: to improve the health of humanity. This commitment to service springs from our clinical roots, inspiring us to help the people around us achieve their goals, whatever they may be.

Nordic’s leadership team, comprised of the industry’s foremost leaders in clinical expertise and technical knowledge, leads more than 3,300 professionals in delivering the future of healthcare. Together they anticipate the future trajectory of our clients’ businesses, and provide strategic counsel and thoughtful guidance with courage, imagination and the highest level of ethical standards.

Stuart McLean

Stuart McLean

Interim Chief Executive Officer

Stu McLean was appointed to the role of Interim CEO in April 2024. Stu brings to this role over 25 years of success developing and implementing market-leading strategies to drive durable improvements in competitive positioning, operating performance, and financial results - often as interim executive - to ensure the success of the healthcare companies he leads.

He holds a bachelor's degree in computer sciences from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and a Master's degree in business administration, with concentrations in strategy and finance, from the University of Michigan.

Stu lives in Westchester County, NY and Cape Cod, MA. He is the proud father of four amazing kids, one of whom is a student at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

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Don Hodgson

President

Don joined Nordic in 2023 as president of Nordic U.S. and has served as president of Nordic since April 2024. He brings more than three decades of consulting services experience with a focus on the healthcare sector. 

Prior to Nordic, Don spent more than two decades at Ernst & Young, most recently as a National Health Transformation practice leader who helped transition its health practice from a regional model to a national one. He has also held leadership roles supporting clients across the payer and provider spaces with solutions across digital, technology, and implementation. 

Don lives in Columbus, Ohio, with his wife and three adult children.  

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Terri LeFort

President, Nordic International

Terri LeFort joined Nordic in 2019, when it acquired Healthtech Consultants. After continuing to serve as president of Healthtech for three additional years, in 2022 Terri took on an expanded role as Nordic’s president and senior executive, International. In this role, the 30-year healthcare veteran sets policy and strategic direction for Nordic’s international markets, ensuring close coordination with the U.S. and fulfilling the company’s mission and financial targets internationally. She also ensures integration and standardization across the geographies, bolstering Nordic’s efforts as a global leader that addresses the local needs of regional geographies.

Prior to joining Nordic, Terri led Healthtech for 20 years, guiding healthcare organizations through successful patient safety and clinician adoption initiatives. She has significant experience in clinical systems assessment, planning, and implementation, along with CPOE and electronic medication management. She also boasts decades of clinical practice, both on the front lines and in management, has spoken internationally on electronic clinical documentation best practices, and is an industry leader in advanced clinical system planning and implementation. 

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Paul Slaughter

Chief Operating Officer

Paul joined Nordic in June 2021 as the executive vice president of Enterprise Technology Transformation. In 2024, he took on Nordic's Chief Operating Officer (COO) role, bringing his wealth of expertise to further enhance the company's operational excellence. He has over 25 years of leadership and experience in information technology services and operations, with a primary focus on the healthcare industry. 

Paul began his career with the United States Army and spent eight years as a commissioned officer.  He then joined Perot Systems, which Dell Inc. later acquired. During his six years at Perot, Paul worked his way up the client account leadership track, working with various clients to implement and support their IT platforms and systems. He then took a role at E5 Systems, serving as Director of West Coast Operations.

In 2007, Paul joined Kaiser Permanente as the Director of the Program Management Office, where he was responsible for leading highly visible and complex business and technology projects. After three years, he joined Dell, Inc. on the Dell Services Healthcare and Life Sciences business development team. Paul then led the business development team responsible for managing $1.4B+ of annual healthcare information technology services opportunities.

He spent most of his two years at NTT Data Services as Vice President, Healthcare Provider Western Region, providing strategic leadership and oversight for managing, delivering, and growing a $150M+ portfolio of accounts. Paul then took a role as Chief Operating Officer at Leidos Digital Health Solutions, his most recent position before joining Nordic.

Paul has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Texas Tech University. He lives in New Braunfels, Texas with his wife and four children and is an avid outdoorsman.

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Jenny Shimon

Chief Financial Officer

Jenny joined Nordic in 2019 and since March 2023 has served as chief financial officer, overseeing financial strategy, accounting, and treasury.

A Certified Public Accountant, Jenny has led Nordic’s finance and accounting teams and supported daily operations, mergers and acquisitions, integrations, tax, treasury, financial planning and analysis, and reporting.

Prior to joining Nordic, she held accounting, finance, and mergers and acquisition roles at Kohler Co., Lands’ End, and Thermo Fisher Scientific. Most recently at Thermo Fisher Scientific, she held a global finance leadership role and oversaw the business unit’s financial planning and analysis function with plants and commercial entities in 43 countries.

Jenny earned a bachelor’s degree from University of Wisconsin – Lacrosse and a Master of Business Administration from University of Wisconsin – Whitewater. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin, with her husband and two children. 

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Uyon Johnson

Interim Chief Human Resources Officer

Uyon Johnson joined Nordic in April 2024 as interim Chief Human Resources Officer. In this role, she oversees Nordic’s human resources team in their support of Nordic’s global employees.

Uyon has nearly 30 years of human resources experience with expertise in employee relations, DEI, organizational design, and succession planning. Most recently, she served as System Director for Diversity and Inclusion at Bon Secours Mercy Health. She also spent more than 20 years at General Electric.

A trained Six Signa Certified Greenbelt, Uyon holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Northwestern University and a Master of Business Administration, HR concentration from University of Phoenix. She and her husband enjoy being Bengals season ticket holders and spending time with friends and family, attending their children’s sporting events, and traveling.

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Bob Branchini

Chief Information Officer

Bob joined Nordic in October 2022 as president of Digital Engineering, responsible for all phases of product and solutions development. In April 2023 he assumed the role of CIO at Nordic. He has 30+ years’ experience, primarily leading large-scale healthcare payer business and IT systems and transformations.

Prior to joining Nordic, Bob spent over 20 years in Healthcare Payer IT in the role of CIO at regional plans in the New York marketplace. Most recently he led technology and the product development of solutions that assisted payers and health systems with achieving their regulatory compliance and interoperability initiatives.

Bob and his wife reside in Montvale, NJ, and frequently visit WI. They have two sons that reside in New Jersey and one son that lives in Wisconsin.

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Irina Brault

General Counsel

Irina provides leadership, legal counsel, and employee training across Nordic’s global operations, in areas that include the evaluation and development of compliance and risk mitigation strategies, labor and employment law, contract review and negotiation, data privacy and security, and intellectual property. In addition, she is integral in supporting Nordic’s strategy of accelerating growth and diversification through acquisition and partnership development and has played a key role in advancing its employee-focused diversity and inclusion initiatives. Irina also serves as Nordic’s corporate secretary.

Prior to joining Nordic in 2013, Irina gained invaluable experience in a variety of Wisconsin-based organizations, including, among others, working as an in-house counsel with a cybersecurity-focused firm, as a law clerk with a corporate law firm, and as a judicial intern in the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

A native of Russia, Irina graduated summa cum laude from Southern Ural State University with both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in linguistic studies. After her teaching assignments in Russia, she immigrated to the United States to continue her career as an educator and administrator at the Russian Community School in Madison, WI, which was followed by earning a Juris Doctorate degree from the Marquette University Law School. Irina also obtained the Certified in Healthcare Privacy and Security designation through the American Health Information Management Association (CHPS).

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