Rick Shinto and Penelope Kokkinides : A Top Executive at InnovaCare Health
InnovaCare Health is a corporation that is headquartered in New Jersey and offers healthcare services through Provider Networks and Medicare Advantage Programs. The company uses innovative technology to develop sustainable and affordable healthcare programs. The company has two primary programs that include MMM Healthcare and PMC Medicare Choice. InnovaCare Health currently has more than 200,000 registered members across North America and 7,500 network providers. The company’s Medicare Advantage healthcare plan was awarded the highest accreditation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance in 2011. This healthcare plan was the first product of its kind to receive this accreditation.
Rick Shinto is a healthcare professional with more than two decades of experience. He earned his bachelor’s of science from the University of California at Irvine and his medical degree from the State University at New York. He also has an M.B.A. from the University of Redlands.
Rick Shinto started his career in the healthcare industry as an internal medicine specialist and pulmonologist in Southern California. He then joined the team at MedPartners where he was the corporate vice president who was in charge of medical management. He served at this position from 1995 to 1997. He also worked as the chief medical officer at Cal Optima Health, which is a Medicaid plan, based in Orange County, California. In 2008, he joined Aveta Inc. as a member of the medical management staff. He was later appointed to the position of president of Aveta Inc. where he stayed until the company was sold in 2012.
Mr. Shinto’s dedication to improving healthcare plans has won him a number of awards. He received the Access for Caring Award and was a Top Minority Executive in 2018. In 2012, he was named Entrepreneur of the Year.
Penelope Kokkinides is a leader at InnovaCare Health. She is currently the chief administrative officer at the company. Ms. Kokkinides was also the the chief operating officer at InnovaCare Health. She has more than 20 years of expertise developing healthcare plans and managing healthcare processes. Ms. Kokkinides was employed at Centerlight HealthCare as the executive vice president and chief operating officer. She also worked at Touchstone Health as the corporate vice president who was responsible for care management and disease management.
Penelope Kokkinides has a bachelor’s degree from Binghamton University and a master’s degree from New York University. She also has a post-master’s program advanced degree in substance and alcohol abuse.