About CHDI

Gil Peri

Gil Peri President and Chief Operating Officer, Connecticut Children’s
Children's Fund Chair

Gil Peri has more than two decades of leadership experience in strategic planning, performance improvement and business development for healthcare systems. At Connecticut Children’s, Peri serves as a member of the executive management team and reports directly to Chief Executive Officer Jim Shmerling.


Peri last worked at Children’s Hospital Colorado, where he served as the senior vice president & chief strategy officer for three years. During his time there, he successfully implemented an enterprise financial and operational performance metrics system. His earlier experience includes serving as vice president for strategic development & operations at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Ohio.