Capital Health Chairmen
Samuel J. Plumeri, Jr.
Chairman, Capital Healthcare, Inc. Board of Trustees
Samuel J. Plumeri, Jr. has served as a guiding force for Capital Health for 16 years, helping to lead the health care system as a member of the Capital Health Board of Directors from 2003 to 2018. During his tenure as a board member, Plumeri functioned as vice chairman of the Board of Directors from 2005 to 2009 and chairman of the Board of Directors from 2009 to 2014. With the formation of the corporation of Capital Healthcare, Inc. in 2015, Plumeri was appointed chairman of the Board of Trustees—a role which he still holds.
Plumeri is also chairman of the New Jersey State Parole Board. In this capacity, he oversees an organization that serves as the state’s lead re-entry agency working to ensure that ex-offenders return to society as law-abiding citizens. Additionally, Plumeri is charged with reducing the state’s recidivism rate.
Sean S. Murray
Chairman, Capital Health Hospital Board of Directors
Treasurer, Capital Healthcare, Inc. Board of Trustees
Sean Murray is the market executive and senior vice president of Fulton Bank, NA in the central region of New Jersey. He is responsible for growing the Bank's commercial banking business and introducing the Fulton Bank brand to the region.
Prior to Fulton Bank, Sean served as market executive of the New Jersey market for wealth advisory services at Wilmington Trust in Princeton, and prior to that as managing director and senior vice president of the wealth management group at First Union/Wachovia Bank in West Trenton. He holds a BA in economics from Guilford College, Greensboro, NC, and an MBA from Villanova University.
Members of the Capital Healthcare, Inc. Board of Trustees
Joshua L. Markowitz, Esq.
Vice Chairman, Capital Healthcare, Inc. Board of Trustees
Vice Chairman, Capital Health Hospital Board of Directors
Joshua Markowitz is the sole member of the law firm of Markowitz Law Firm, LLC. Mr. Markowitz began his legal career as law clerk to the Honorable Clarkson S. Fisher, Chief Judge of the United States District Court of New Jersey and, thereafter, served as an assistant federal public defender. Throughout his career, he has served as chief counsel to numerous county and municipal boards. As chief counsel to the Mercer County Board of Social Services, Mr. Markowitz has witnessed the many legal issues experienced by the financially, physically, and mentally disadvantaged.
Joshua Markowitz’s legal practice focused primarily on federal criminal law, personal injury matters, and corporate acquisitions. Markowitz has also served as a federal court-appointed trustee in liquidating Chapter 11 bankruptcies and as a court-appointed receiver in Federal District Court asset liquidation cases.
Secretary, Capital Healthcare, Inc. Board of Trustees
Chief Administrative Officer, Fiserv, Inc.
Guy Chiarello is chief administrative officer at Fiserv, Inc., where he oversees the company’s technology and operations with a focus on driving innovation and delivering superior value for clients through the development and delivery of leading technology and targeted innovation.
Chiarello has been at the forefront of banking, technology, and innovation for more than 30 years. He has led product development and technology for three Fortune 500 companies and is recognized as a leader in the technology industry.
Chiarello has been recognized multiple times by Institutional Investor magazine among its “Top Tech 50” and by Information Week as a “Global CIO Top 50”, was a NASSCOM CIO of the Year and is considered a key advisor by many leading Silicon Valley companies and technology CEOs in the industry. He is a philanthropic leader who has been recognized by numerous organizations for his charitable efforts.
Carmen M. García, Esq.
Carmen M. García was a gubernatorial appointee to the New Jersey State Parole Board, serving as an associate board member for 14 years. During her tenure through various administrations, García served as vice-chair of the Decision Making Processes and Procedures Committee, an active member of the Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Committee, and as the executive branch representative on the State Council of the Interstate Commission for Juveniles. She has previously served Capital Health as Secretary, Capital Health System Hospital Board of Directors.
García is a former Chief Judge of the Municipal Court for the Capital City of Trenton in New Jersey. She served with distinction as a municipal jurist for 16 years. During that time, she developed and administered New Jersey’s first Municipal Drug Court Program, which provided diversionary treatment to first-time offenders. García was the first Hispanic appointed to the bench in Mercer County and the second Latina ever appointed to the bench in the State of New Jersey.
Aladar Komjathy is a respected government affairs professional with more than 30 years of experience at the state capital in Trenton, New Jersey. Before opening his own firm, Al worked at the Stewart Agency. Since opening his own firm, Al’s knowledge and expertise in New Jersey government helped him to broaden his services to include a wide range of national corporate clients, including Comcast, Sprint, Waste Management, and GlaxoSmithKline. With the addition of Eileen Kean to his firm, educational and non-profit organizations have become part of the firm’s client profile, as well as additional corporate clients.
Al served on the Hunterdon County Board of Taxation for 2002 to 2010, and was president of the Board for five years. He continues to stay active in community affairs, serving as chairman of the Lambertville Board of Fire Commissioners. Al earned his bachelor’s degree in public administration and political science at Trenton State College in 1982 and served in the U.S. Navy for three years.
Senior Vice President, Head of Major Markets
Bristol Myers Squibb
is Senior Vice President (SVP), Head of Major Markets at Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS). In this role, Adam is responsible for the BMS commercialization business outside the U.S., a total of 19 markets including Japan, Germany and France, and over 4000 employees. The company portfolio of innovative prescription medicines spans therapeutic areas including Oncology, Hematology, Cardiovascular, Immunology and cell therapy.
Adam’s full biopharma career extends more than 25 years across commercial, market access, sales, and operations. He has held a number of commercial leadership positions at BMS.
Al Maghazehe, PhD, FACHE
President & Chief Executive Officer
Al Maghazehe is the president and CEO of Capital Health, a very successful two-hospital health system comprised of the Capital Health Regional Medical Center in Trenton and Capital Health Medical Center – Hopewell and an outpatient facility in Hamilton Township. To complement the healthcare system, he built a comprehensive network of primary care physician offices. He has led the transformation of Capital Health from an inner-city health system to a regional healthcare destination, attracting patients from throughout New Jersey and Bucks County, PA and specialists from all over the country.
Under Maghazehe’s leadership, Capital Health received a $756 million financing arrangement from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the largest ever granted by the agency in its history. The financing enabled Capital Health to build a new, state-of-the-art hospital in Hopewell Township, NJ and to expand Capital Health Regional Medical Center to specialize in advanced medical care.
Reverend John R. Taylor
Born in Warrenton, North Carolina and raised and educated in New Jersey, the Rev. John Taylor was employed by a cooling system company for 35 years, during which time he began his life of service. Acknowledging his call to the ministry, Taylor was ordained and continued his theological education by graduating from the Rehoboth Full Gospel Bible Institute of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After the passing of the late Bishop Sykes, he was appointed pastor of Spotlight Holy Temple, where he served for 13 years. In 2001, Taylor founded and became Pastor of New Beginning Christian Worship Center, Inc. in Hamilton Township, New Jersey. In 2007, he was called to temporarily serve as Interim Pastor of Friendship Baptist Church in Trenton and was elected Pastor in 2009.
Presently, Taylor is President of the Trenton Capital City Community Coalition (CCCC) and is a board member at the Old Barracks Museum in Trenton. He has received accolades from the U.S. Department of Justice for outstanding service to the local community and enduring contributions to the advancement of justice and was recently named the first African American Chief Chaplain for the State Police of New Jersey by the Governor of New Jersey Phil Murphy.
Shirnett K. Williamson, MD
Dr. Shirnett Williamson is the medical director of Radiation Oncology Services at Capital Health. She completed her undergraduate studies at McGill University in Montreal, Canada with Bachelor of Science degrees in Mathematics/Computer Science and Anatomy. After receiving her medical degree from Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, D.C., she completed her internship in internal medicine at Franklin Square Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland and her residency in radiation oncology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Dr. Williamson is an active participant in educating the community on many cancer topics as well as an active participant in research trials at Capital health and authoring several publications. She has been nominated as a Top Doc several times in her specialty with the latest in Sept 2021 in South Jersey Magazine. She is a former president of the American Cancer Society board of Managers for Mercer County and the current chair of the Cancer Committee at Capital Health.
Members of the Capital Health Hospital Board of Directors
Randi A. Axelrod, MD, FAAP
Secretary, Capital Health Hospital Board of Directors
Director, Neonatal Intensive Care
Dr. Randi Axelrod is the director of the Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Capital Health Medical Center – Hopewell. She has also served as director of Neonatology for Pediatrix Medical Group, Inc. since 1998 and has been a practicing neonatologist with the group since 1993.
Dr. Axelrod was an elected officer for the Capital Health Medical Staff from 2007-2012 and is currently on the Capital Health System Hospital Board of Directors. She also served as a member of the CMO Search Committee. Dr. Axelrod has served on the Professional Practice Committee from its inception and took over as chair of the PPC in 2018. She chairs the Neonatal PI Committee and co-chairs the March of Dimes NICU Family Support Advisory Committee. From 1998 to 2002, Dr. Axelrod served as chairman of the Capital Health Department of Pediatrics and was a member of the Medical Executive Committee from 1997-2012 as both the chairman of the Department of Pediatrics and the Treasurer/Secretary of the Capital Health Medical Staff. Dr. Axelrod rejoined the Medical Executive Committee in 2017 as chairman of the Professional Practice Committee.
Ajay Choudhri, MD
Chairman and Medical Director, Department of Radiology
Dr. Ajay Choudhri is the director of Vascular and Interventional Radiology and chairman of Radiology at Capital Health. He is a founding member of the private radiology group Capital Health Advanced Imaging, PC and has been instrumental in the growth of the group since its inception in 2003.
Dr. Choudhri maintains board certifications in diagnostic radiology and endovascular medicine. He is fellowship trained in vascular and interventional radiology. His clinical expertise is in advanced imaging and treatment of vascular disease.
Paul W. Codjoe, MD
Dr. Paul Codjoe is a board certified, fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon with Mercer-Bucks Orthopaedics. Dr. Codjoe was born in Accra, Ghana and came to the United States in 1989. Following his undergraduate degree from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, he received his medical degree from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick. Dr. Codjoe specializes in sports medicine and shoulder and knee surgeries. He is also a member of many orthopaedic organizations, including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, the New Jersey Orthopaedic Society, and Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society.
Dominick Eboli, MD, FACS
Medical Director, Bristol Myers Squibb Trauma Center at Capital Health Regional Medical Center
Vice President, Capital Health Medical Staff
Dr. Dominick Eboli was named medical director of the Bristol Myers Squibb Trauma Center at Capital Health Regional Medical Center in 2017 after serving as associate director since 2006. He has been an attending surgeon in general surgery, trauma, and surgical critical care at Capital Health since July 2000.
Dr. Eboli is double board certified by the American Board of Surgery in general surgery and surgical critical care and is a certified instructor in Advanced Trauma Life Support and Stop the Bleed. He is a fellow to the American College of Surgeons and a member of the New Jersey Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, Eastern Association for Surgery of Trauma, the Society of Critical Care Medicine of New Jersey, and a member of the State Trauma Advance Council (STAC).
Donald J. Loff, CIMA®
Treasurer, Capital Health Hospital Board of Directors
In April 2019, Donald Loff retired from Merrill Lynch after more than 41 years in the securities industry at various firms. He was a wealth management advisor serving high net worth clients and institutional investors.
Loff is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Baruch College. He completed the educational component of the Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA®), awarded by Investment Management Consultants Association (IMCA) at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Armen J. Simonian, MD
President of the Capital Health Medical Staff
Medical Director, Capital Health Center for Digestive Health
Dr. Simonian is the medical director of the Capital Health Center for Digestive Health. As medical director of the Center, he helps guide referring physicians and their patients to the appropriate advanced digestive health tests and treatments available at the Center. As a board certified gastroenterologist, he provides comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of benign and malignant disorders of the digestive tract. These include conditions in the esophagus, stomach, duodenum, pancreas, biliary tract, liver, the small bowel and colon. He was a longtime partner of Mercer Gastroenterology prior to joining Capital Health - Gastroenterology Specialists in 2022.
A former chairperson for the Department of Medicine at Capital Health, Dr. Simonian received his medical degree from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Camden, NJ. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. At Cooper Hospital/University Medical Center in Camden, he completed a fellowship in gastroenterology and liver diseases. He is a diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners. He has been voted a New Jersey Top Doc in a variety of publications and treats a wide array of gastrointestinal diseases.
Telechery A. Sudhakar, MD
Dr. Telechery Sudhakar is a retired nephrologist, having provided care to patients for many years as part of the Mercer Kidney Institute. He remains board certified in internal medicine and nephrology and is currently chair of the Quality and Safety Committee at Capital Health. He was appointed to the Capital Health Board of Directors in December 1997 and served as chairman of the Strategic Planning Committee at Capital Health from 1999 to 2017.
Dr. Sudhakar received his medical degree from Mysore University in India. He also completed his residency at Helene Fuld Medical Center in Trenton, N.J. and completed a fellowship at Veterans Affairs Hospital in Washington, DC. He is the former president of the Medical Staff of Helene Fuld Medical Center, serving from 1993-1995, and former chief of the Section of Nephrology at the Capital Health – Mercer Campus. He was the former assistant professor of Medicine at Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia, Pa. and fellow of the Academy of Medicine of New Jersey.