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 for more info on Penelope Kokkinides.

How Dr. Mikhail Blagosklonny Expects His Research To Extend Human Life

7:55 am on May 24, 2017

Dr. Mikhail Blagosklonny is a professor and researcher in the field of Oncology. He has worked at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, New York for a number of years in their Department of Cell Stress Biology. The two main focuses of his career are on cancer research and longevity research. He has both a medical degree in internal medicine and a Ph.D. in experimental medicine and oncology. He is also the editor of several online peer-reviewed medical journals including most notably Cell Cycle, Oncotarget, and Aging. Read more about Mikhail at LinkedIn

One of the primary focuses of Dr. Mikhail Blagosklonny’s research is into extending life and helping people lead disease free lives that are healthier and more fulfilling. Of particular interest to him is a cancer drug called Rapamycin which could possibly be a key to life extension. His research has shown that Rapamycin not only slows aging but also extends the lifespan of people who take this drug. As he explains it, part of aging is caused by MTOR which is a process that young people go through to develop which unfortunately never gets turned off as a person grows older. Developments which occur early in life which are necessary and beneficial continue on unnecessarily later in life which becomes hyper-functional and lethal later in life.

Rapamycin was developed after it was accidentally discovered on Easter Island in the South Pacific ocean. Dr. Mikhail Blagosklonny describes aging as a process that result in the increased probability of death as time goes on. When it is pronounced that a person has died of “natural causes” that is a coded term for an age-related disease killing a person.

One of the interesting things that Dr. Blagosklonny has discovered in his research into both aging and cancer is that restricting caloric intake also delays cancer and slows aging. A person taking Rapamycin is even more effective than calorie restriction and his and other researchers work show this to be true. His research into animals other than human shows this to be true across all of the species he has worked with so far. Visit ResearchGate to know more about Mikhail’s latest work.

Global Food Distributor OSI Group Expands Footprint Across Europe

10:40 am on May 19, 2017

OSI Group, headquartered just outside of Chicago in Aurora, Illinois, has been ranked as one of the top 100 food companies in the United States. Now, with new acquisitions in Europe, they are expanding their international footprint with meat and food sales via partnerships and mergers with local firms abroad.

They recently purchased a controlling stake in Baho Food, a private Dutch meat company that operates plants in the Netherlands and Germany via five subsidiary companies in eighteen European countries. They sell and market a range of deli meats and convenience foods, and the merger will allow them to further leverage sales throughout the European market even as OSI Industries continues to expand their European presence.

Around the same time, OSI Group purchased Flagship Europe, which is one of the largest and most respected food suppliers to the United Kingdom. They have many holdings of their own and provide a variety of food import and exports of items such as meats, sauces, dressings, and other essentials. One of their primary lines is in the “Food to Go” category, which provides retailers with sandwich fillers such as mayonnaise, fillings, and dips.

Even as the company expanded its footprint across Europe, many in Britain appreciated the dedication that OSI Group brings to food services. Part of their dedication is to understanding the environmental risks of their business model and taking the necessary steps to prevent those risks and create better outcomes for the environment, a focus which earned them a 2016 Globe of Honour award from the British Safety Council.

OSI Group has been in business for over six decades. Their European expansions are part of a global network which spans 17 countries and over 60 different facilities. They focus on providing meats and other food supplies to retailers and food service providers.

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George Soros seeks to reform criminal justice from the ground up

8:54 am on May 9, 2017

George Soros is one of the most successful investors in the history of markets. But many people don’t know that he’s also one of the most prolific philanthropists in the world today. Over the last 40 years, he has given away more than $15 billion to causes that he holds dear. Most of this philanthropic activity has been dedicated to the maintenance of open, tolerant and human-rights-upholding societies.

Perhaps nowhere have these efforts been more focused and vast than in the United States of America itself. One of Soros’ pet projects has long been criminal justice reform. He has sought to reform the U.S. system of mass incarceration and the policies and procedures broadly termed the War on Drugs. Recently, George Soros has begun following a new strategy in his quest to create a more fair and just system of incarceration in the United States. George Soros established the Open Society Foundations.

This new strategy involves the replacement of conservative prosecutors, many of whom largely support the War on Drugs, with more progressive-minded and liberal prosecutors who are likely to sympathetically view minority defendants and those facing charges involving nonviolent drug offenses. The brilliance of the strategy lies in the fact that prosecutors wield more power than perhaps any other elected official in the country. This is a feature that is unique to the United States alone. The main source of this immense power the prosecutors enjoy is the judicial tool that is mostly unique to this country, the plea bargain.

Most people understand that prosecutors enjoy wide latitude in who to bring charges against. Of course, this also has its limits. A prosecutor could not long allow for murders to go free without ever charging them with a crime. That prosecutor would quickly face sanctions and, at a minimum, almost certainly lose any reelection bid. Still, this is one way in which prosecutors decide matters of extreme importance to the citizens within their jurisdictions. If a crime has been committed where the evidence is questionable or where there is no identifiable victim, prosecutors do, in fact, enjoy great discretion as to when and where they bring charges.

However, this is only the most obvious way in which prosecutors wield tremendous power. In fact, there’s another way in which prosecutors arguably are granted even more extensive authority. Although technically not granted power to decide who goes to jail – that’s within the realm of judges and juries – in the real world, prosecutors often are the ones who decide who will go to jail, not just who will stay out of jail. By threatening defendants with lengthy prison sentences, prosecutors in the United States have almost unilateral power to compel defendants to plead guilty to crimes, even if they have not committed them.

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Lawyers Referral and Information Service- The Quickest and Safest Way to Obtain the Best Attorney

4:55 am on May 8, 2017

The New York State Bar Association’s trusted Lawyers Referral and Information Service (LRIS) started an online portal for any person seeking an attorney to represent them in any matter legally. LRIS has realized that many individuals need lawyers to handle their legal matters and most times, these issues occur when the victims are financially unstable. The system, therefore, offers lower income services and assures its clients of best legal representation. It has attorneys who have good legal standings and whose credentials have been scrutinized by the New York State Bar Association.


The NYSBA started the association in conjunction with, a technology firm which offers solutions for the legal organizations as well as legal networks to match clients to attorneys, legal information, and services. An individual seeking a lawyer simply logs in to the website, fills a confidential sheet explaining the legal issue and their location. The staff of the Association will then review the questionnaire and match the individual to a nearby attorney or submit the request to the appropriate County Bar Association.


When the individual talks with the referred attorney, a 35 dollar fee is charged for the first 40 minutes consultation, but there are considerations for personal injury cases, veterans and military law, unemployed or workers compensation. Additional fee is added if the person has no choice but to retain the lawyer.


Jeremy Goldstein is a partner and founder of Jeremy L Goldstein & Associates LLC which is also part of LRIS. It is a firm committed to advising compensation committees, CEOs, management teams, and corporates among others when legal issues may arise.


Jeremy Goldstein has transacted with Dow Chemical Company and Verizon Wireless among many others. He is the chair of Mergers and Acquisition Subcommittee of the American Bar Association Business Section. He has excellent communication skills that enable him to succeed in his work. He is also a dedicated philanthropist in initiatives towards the recovery of men and women with mental illness.


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Hussain Sajwani Got His Start With Food

10:32 pm on April 23, 2017

Hussain Sajwani is a Dubai born Emirati national and one of the region’s premier bussinesmen. His entrepreneurial spirit led him to establish a catering business that quickly rose to prominence. It quickly became a success by partnering with the US military and other large consumers. Not stopping there, Hussain Sajwani went on to make a fortune in real estate by establishing DAMAC Properties. Read more: Meet Our Board | DAMAC Properties

Specializing in expensive real estate such as hotels, golf courses and luxury apartments, DAMAC Properties has played an important part in the Emirati and world markets.

As the founder, Hussain Sajwani saw the opportunity in Arab Gulf real estate just as it was seeing its rise and also anticipated the dangers of the economic downturn of this century in time to prepare for it. Learn more about Hussain Sajwani Family:

As chairman and CEO of DAMAC Properties, Hussain Sajwani increased the reach of his company throughout the Arab Gulf, Middle East and all over the world. This was in part done by cultivating relationships with important people.

Before Mr. Trump’s foray into the political arena, he and Mr. Sajwani have cooperated in the Trump International Golf Club and in other business ventures.

Their collaboration saw the establishment of two golf courses in the United Arab Emirates. This relationship, however, is not simply business.

With Donald Trump’s assumption of the presidency, Hussain Sajwani and DAMAC Properties are expected to maintain a good working relationship with the Trump business enterprise.

Through all this success, Hussain Sajwani has not lost his concern for the world and connection with his beginnings. Mr. Sajwani has been generous to various charities particularly ones that focus on raising the standard of living globally. For example, in the Islamic month of Ramadan, Hussain Sajwani contributed two million AED to clothe needy and deprived children.

U.S. Money Reserve Provides Customers with an Upgraded

12:42 am on April 18, 2017

US Money Reserve just recently released their newly designed website and e-commerce coin catalog. It has been upgraded to be easier for clients to use, providing a detailed gallery of many of the coins available. The new site reflects the company’s dedication to providing superior customer service experience and a superior educational experience for those interested in their services. There is a new photograph of the leader of the company, former US Mint Director and current President, Philip Diehl. There is a new point photo gallery of the coins available as well. The educational section of the website helps consumers understand the benefits of owning government issued coins and billions to help diversify their investment portfolios.


The company now has a fully responsive tool that they can use to generate quality content across all platforms. The online store offers live competitive pricing on gold and silver bullion, bars and coins. The Knowledge Center provides current information on precious metals and other terms that may be helpful.


The Client-Connect Advantage allows U.S. Money Reserve to contact clients for special consultations.


US Money Reserve now also allows investors to purchase Gold-based IRAs, or diversification. The company was started by veterans of the gold market to provide help to the public in buying all types of precious metals. U.S. Money Reserve is one of the largest distributors of U.S. Government issued gold, silver and platinum coins in the country.


We are dedicated to providing the highest quality metal in the market. Our customer service is second to none. We have a team of experts who will help you with information and helpful advice. We have successfully served over 400,00 clients and counting. We accept only top quality metal coins, bullion and bars at the company. Rest assured that you will have quality all the way around, when you deal with us. Most of our clients are repeat customers because they want quality.


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The Science And Art of Online Reputation Management

8:36 am on April 5, 2017

Online reputation management has been described as both a science and an art. It is a science because there is a proper procedure to follow when it comes to online reputation management. One has to make sure that he knows what needs to be done in order to not only protect but also improve ones online reputation. It is also an art because there are plenty of different things that one can do within the procedure. The strict procedures does allot a lot of room for creativity. This often makes it easier for the person to improve his online reputation.

Another aspect of the art side of online reputation management is that every case of online reputation is different. There are a lot of factors that go into how one is going to fare in business. Among the factors is the type of company, the industry, the social media presence, the accounts one has, the places he frequents, and many other factors. Therefore, one has a lot of room when it comes to what he can do in order to either maintain or bring improvements to his online reputation. Fortunately, he can also get assistance in online reputation management such as IC Media Direct reviews. As a matter of fact, it is recommended that he gets the help needed.

One of the reasons that he should find an online reputation management firm is because of the science aspect of the activity. Given that these firms have a lot of time and experience with handling the online reputation of the company. Therefore, they can sit down with the company or the client and come up with a game plan that is going to bring forth some really favorable results for the client. The game plan includes how to approach the audience from different media which include social media.

Spotlight on the Career Journey of Tammy Mazzocco

7:30 am on April 4, 2017

Tammy Mazzocco’s career in real estate started back when she used to be a secretary at The Edwards Realty Company, a firm dealing in commercial real estate. She used to work in a team that comprised of nine commercial agents. The team was led by Mike Zelnik, a self-motivated business realtor. Tammy Mazzocco then spent seven years at Scotland Yard Condominiums dealing with condominium management. In 1995, she earned her license as an agent in the field of real estate. Tammy’s real estate agent license was given after the proposal of Ken Cook, the proprietor/broker of Cook Realty as well as Scotland Yard’s general manager. Mr. Cook played an integral part in shaping Tammy’s career as he was involved in teaching and persuading her during her early years. For more info visit her aboutme profile.

T&R Properties

After spending several years at Scotland Yard, she moved on and joined the T&R Properties.  In the summer of the year 1998, Tammy assumed the position of an accredited personal assistant of Joe Armeni, a high-ranking RE/MAX producer based at Victorian Village region, Columbus. Her work experience as Joe’s personal assistant exposed her firsthand to the life and work of a highly triumphant real estate developer and agent.

Joining Judy Gang & Associates

During the summer of the year 2000, Tammy moved on and joined Judy Gang & Associates’ team based in Pickerington, Ohio. In Judy Gang, Tammy found a great friend, mentor and a source of inspiration from then on. Tammy is involved in the sale of residential real estate in Licking, Fairfield, Delaware and Franklin counties found in Central Ohio. See more info on crunchbase.

About Tammy Mazzocco’s Life as an Entrepreneur

In a recent interview, Tammy opened up about how she brings ideas to life, the trends that excite her and habits that ensure she remains productive as an entrepreneur. In order to bring her ideas to life, Tammy brainstorms, makes a business plan and researches in order to test the viability of an idea. In her line of business, she is excited by the trend of lead companies transferring live customers to entrepreneurs like her for interaction purposes. She believes that making contact with a prospective buyer will lead to the setting of an appointment and during the face to face meeting she is able to make a sale. Tammy increases her productivity by ensuring that she sets her goals well and breaks them into actions.

Jason Hope Believes Inflammation Could Hold Key To Youth

1:42 pm on March 23, 2017

Jason Hope, Arizona’s most innovative tech entrepreneur, recently made headlines for his $500,000 donation to the SENS Foundation. The donation was made in order to further the understanding of atherosclerosis, the disease process that lies at the heart of America’s deadliest killer. Heart attack and stroke are both the end result of atherosclerotic disease in the majority of cases.

Mr. Jason Hope believes that discovering what processes drive this disorder, especially at the molecular level, will help to fight the worst diseases in America. But it may also hold the key to unlocking some of the most profound secrets of the aging process.

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Degeneration is inflammation

Hope points to a growing body of research indicating that all degenerative diseases have their roots in inflammation, at least to some extent. The same process which causes insult to the walls of veins and arteries, followed by an inflammatory response, may underlie everything from wrinkled skin to glaucoma to arthritis. In fact, Hope notes that certain types of age-associated diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, have long been known to be a consequence of immune-mediated inflammatory processes. If these can be understood well enough to prevent them, Hope thinks that many other effects of aging will someday be able to be slowed, halted or even reversed.

With his donation, the SENS Foundation will be able to contribute thousands of man-hours into one of the most important areas of modern medical research. At a minimum, understanding more about atherosclerosis will help to prevent thousands of heart attack deaths each year.

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