Peter Adebi, CPDC, MSA
Nemours Children’s Health
Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer
Peter Adebi serves Nemours Children’s Health as Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer. As a member of the Executive Cabinet, Adebi leads the Human Resources and Patient Experience functions. His visionary leadership helps to shape key decisions at Nemours.
Adebi is particularly passionate about cultivating high-performance cultures. In his first year, he received the Ed Ball Award from the Alfred. I. duPont Hospital for Children, one of Nemours’ hospitals, for his leadership role in achieving desired culture change. Since then, various departments in the HR function have been recognized by external entities such as the National Business Group on Health, the Chief Learning Officer’s LearningElite program, the Association for Talent Development, The Rosen Group’s Human Resources Department of the Year Award, Forbes and a host of other organizations for their outstanding contributions toward establishing a high-performing culture, improving employee well-being and engagement, implementing high-impact development programs, and cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture.
Adebi holds a Master’s degree in HR, is certified by the HR Certification Institute as Senior Professional in Human Resources, is a fellow of The Cornerstone Program, an HR executive development program, and a graduate of the Yale Global Executive Leadership Program. Adebi is a certified leadership and physician coach. Published by the Society for Human Resource Management, Adebi’s whitepaper, Pruning Thorns from Roses: HR’s Role in Managing Disruptive Key Employees (2008), contributed to national discourse on the effectiveness of coaching in leadership development. Adebi served on the Education and Workforce Committee of the Delaware Center for Health Innovation. He currently serves as a director on the Board of Trustees of Center for Supportive Schools, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping schools become places where students want to be.