Contribution of InnovaCare’s Leaders to Its Success

2:45 am on May 30, 2017

InnovaCare is a company whose significant accomplishments have been noted in redefining healthcare management. The firm offers high-quality Medicare and Medicaid Advantage plans. The company has recorded positive results in its efforts to develop innovative models of the provider network. InnovaCare Inc. has been able to achieve all that through its skilled and experienced leaders like Penelope Kokkinides and Richard Shinto.

Who is Richard Shinto?

Dr. Richard Shinto is the current Chief Executive Officer and President of InnovaCare, Inc. Richard also served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Aveta Inc. since 2008 until its sale in 2012. He has been a management team’s member and still serves as CEO of Innovacare’s health plans in Puerto Rico.

Richard Shinto has gained over 20 years’ experience in operational and clinical health care in managed care. He is also recommended for his good work at NAMM as their Chief Medical Officer, California. Shinto has also served as the medical officer and chief operating officer for Medical Pathways Management Company. Dr. Shinto has also worked in other firms such as the Medical Management for MedPartners as the corporate vice president since 1996 to 1997. He later became Cal Optima Health Plan’s Chief Medical Officer, Orange County in California. Shinto started his medical venture as a pulmonologist and internist based in southern California.

Dr. Shinto is also well-known as a writer of several articles. He earned his B.S. as a student at the University of California. Richard received his medical degree from the New York state university, Stony Brook and earned M.B.A. from the Redlands University.

Who is Penelope Kokkinides?

Penelope Kokkinides worked at InnovaCare, Inc. as the Chief Administrative Officer after joining the firm in 2015. Before then, she had been employed by the same institution as a Chief Operating Officer. Penelope also worked as Aveta Inc’s Chief Operating Officer and Clinical Operation’s Vice President. Kokkimides has earned over 20 years experience majoring in government programs (Medicaid and Medicare) and the industry of managed care. She also has in-depth expertise and knowledge as a developer in clinical programs. She has skills in the management of operations and processes related to health care, specializing in improving organizational structure. Learn more about Penelope on Bizjournals.

Before Kokkinides rejoined InnovaCare, Inc., she worked as the Chief Operating Officer and the Executive Vice President for Centerlight Healthcare. At Centerlight, she specialized in the managed care division’s strategic direction and the entire management. Other firms she has worked with include Touchstone Health as a Chief Operating Officer and Care Management and Disease Management as their Corporate Vice President. Penelope Kokkinides’ works at AmeriChoice are instrumental in implementing and developing the health model of the firm. Visit Bloomberg.com for more info on Penelope Kokkinides.