Our Leadership: Peter Adebi

Peter Adebi, Chief Human Resources Officer

Peter Adebi

Chief Human Resources Officer


Peter Adebi is Nemours Chief Human Resources Officer and a member of the Executive Cabinet, reporting to Nemours President and Chief Executive Officer, R. Lawrence Moss, MD. As a member of the Executive Cabinet, Peter’s talents as a visionary leader help shape key decisions at Nemours Children's.

Peter previously served Nemours as Operational Vice President of Associate Engagement and Talent Development and is a seasoned Human Resources (HR) leader. Peter joined Nemours in 2002 and served on the senior HR Leadership Team. His responsibilities included guiding the development and execution of HR strategy including recruitment, development and retention of associates.

He is particularly passionate about cultivating high-performance cultures. In his first year with Nemours, Peter received the Ed Ball Award from Nemours Children's Hospital, Delaware for his leadership role in achieving desired culture change. As Nemours embarked on its continuous improvement journey, Peter was tapped to lead the change management component of this enterprisewide initiative. The Human Resource Department was honored as the HR Department of the Year in 2012 in the Delaware Valley for its strategic impact on Nemours.

Peter is a trained leadership and physician coach. Published by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Peter’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. Prior to joining Nemours, he worked as an HR consultant for Prudential Financial. He has a master’s degree in HR, is certified by the HR Certification Institute as Senior Professional in Human Resources, and is accredited by the Physician Coaching Institute as a Certified Physician Development Coach. In 2016, Peter completed The Cornerstone Program, a senior HR leadership program managed by Willis Towers Watson.

He served on the Education and Workforce Committee of The Delaware Center for Health Innovation (DCHI), a nonprofit organization working to guide the implementation of Delaware's State Health Care Innovation Plan. He also serves on the board of Wow Science Corp, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting children’s interest in STEM. Peter lives in Wilmington, Del., with his wife and three children.