Rick Shinto and Penelope Kokkinides the Leaders of InnovaCare Health

About Rick Shinto

Rick Shinto started his career in the healthcare industry more than two decades ago when he served as a specialist of internal medicine and pulmonologist in Southern California. He was the vice president at MedPartners and worked at Cal Optimal Health as the senior medical officer in Orange County, California. He also worked at Pathways Management as the operations manager and served as the senior officer at NAMM California. In 2008, he began working at Aveta Inc. as part of the management staff. He was later appointed to the position of chief executive officer of Aveta Inc. and served at this position until the company was sold in 2012. Mr. Shinto is currently the president and chief executive officer at InnovaCare Health.

Mr. Shinto has won a number of awards for his diligent work in the healthcare industry. He was given the Access to Caring Award for his dedication to making healthcare more attainable, and he was also named the Entrepreneur of the Year in 2012. In 2018, he was named a Top Minority Executive.

About Penelope Kokkinides

Penelope Kokkinides is an executive at InnovaCare Health and serves as the company’s chief administrative officer. She also worked at InnovaCare Health as the company’s chief operating officer. At Centerlight Healthcare, she was the chief management officer who was responsible for the managed care division. During her time at Touchstone Health, Ms. Kokkinides was the operations head. She served at AmeriChoice, which is subsidiary of UnitedHealth, as the corporate vice president responsible for disease management and care management.

Ms. Kokkinides has extensive experience in developing quality clinical programs and managing healthcare programs. She has expertise with government programs that include Medicaid and Medicare.

Penelope Kokkinides earned a bachelor’s degree in classical languages and biological sciences from Binghamton University. She also has a master’s degree in social work and a post-master’s program advanced degree in substance and alcohol abuse.

About InnovaCare Health

InnovaCare Health is a North American corporation based in New Jersey. The company offers healthcare services through two primary divisions that are Medicare Advantage Programs and Provider Networks. The company currently has more than 200,000 registered members and 7,500 network providers. The company’s Medicare Advantage healthcare plan was granted the highest accreditation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance in 2011. InnovaCare Health has a primary mission to help individuals gain access to sustainable and affordable healthcare.

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