InnovaCare Health: Rick Shinto and Penelope Kokkinides are Key Leaders at the Company

Rick Shinto

Rick Shinto has more than two decades of experience in the healthcare industry. He was educated at the University of California at Irvine and received his bachelor’s of science degree. He attended the State University of New York at Stony Brook and got his medical degree, and he received his M.B.A. from the University of Redlands.

Mr. Shinto started his career in the medical field as a specialist of internal medicine and pulmonologist in Southern California. He was then employed with MedPartners as the vice president who was in charge of medical management. At Cal Optimal Health, he was the senior medical officer and was the operations manager and CMO at Pathways Management Company. He also worked at North American Medical Management of California as the senior medical officer who was tasked with medical management. He started with Aveta Inc. in 2008 as member of the management team, but he was promoted to president and stayed at the company until it was acquired in 2012.

For his dedication to making healthcare more affordable, he was presented with the Access to Caring Award. Mr. Shinto was the Entrepreneur of the Year in 2012, and he was also named a Top Minority Executive in 2018. Mr. Shinto currently serves on the board of directors at America’s Physician Group and America’s Health Insurance Plans. He previously served on the Financial Solvency Standard Board for the California Department of Managed Care.

Penelope Kokkinides

Penelope Kokkinides is the chief administrative officer at InnovaCare Health. Penelope Kokkinides is qualified to develop and manage clinical and healthcare programs. She has worked with government programs that include Medicaid and Medicare. At Centerlight HealthCare, Ms. Kokkinides served as the chief management officer who was tasked with the managed care division. She also worked at Touchstone Health as the head of operations. When she was at AmeriChoice, which is a unit of UnitedHealth, she was the corporate vice president of care management and disease management. During her time at AmeriChoice, she played a major role in the development of the company’s healthcare model.

About InnovaCare Health

InnovaCare Health is a top provider of healthcare plans in North America. It offers services through two divisions that are Provider Networks and Medicare Advantage Programs. InnovaCare Health offers two primary programs that are MMM Healthcare and PMC Medicare Choice. The company’s Medicare Advantage healthcare plan was given the highest accreditation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance.

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