About CHDI

Seth Van Essendelft

Seth Van Essendelft Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Connecticut Children's

Seth serves as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer at Connecticut Children’s. He has nearly 20 years of experience in financial services specific to the healthcare sector and insurance industry.


Prior to joining Connecticut Children's, he served as Senior Vice President of Finance for Lawrence + Memorial Delivery Network, Yale New Haven Health, managing all aspects of financial operations, strategic planning and investments. Prior to Lawrence + Memorial’s affiliation with Yale New Haven Health, he held the role of Chief Financial Officer and VP of Support Services for Lawrence + Memorial Healthcare. Seth has also served in a variety of financial leadership roles at Vidant Health, Doctors Hospital – Baptist Health South Florida, and Cigna.

He received his Bachelor of Science from the United States Coast Guard Academy and Master of Business Administration from The College of William and Mary, Graduate School of Business. Seth is a decorated member of the United States Coast Guard, graduate of the Coast Guard Academy and retired Commander who served our country for 20 years in active duty and the reserve assignments.