The InnovaCare, Inc. has one of the managed healthcare leadership in the healthcare plans. Its top most executives comprise of Rick Shinto as the Chief Executive Officer and Penelope Kokkinides as the Chief Administrative Officer. The two executives are responsible for driving the company’s innovations and integrated approach of partnering with stakeholders. Shinto and Kokkinides are part of an optimized leadership and governance structure at InnovaCare, which is based in Puerto Rico.
About InnovaCare, Inc
The company specializes in provisions of affordable healthcare plans to North Americans. Though well-established in Puerto Rico, the company boasts of over 200,000 client base allover North America. As the CEO and CAO respectively, Shinto and Kokkinides are expected to help grow these member base through innovative approaches and strategic partnerships. The company is also determined to maintain quality healthcare services that can be afforded by its members.
Who is Dr. Rick Shinto, CEO?
Richard (Rick) Shinto studied at the University of California for a BSc. Degree. Then, he received his medical degree from the NY State University before graduating with an MBA from the University of Redlands.
Rick Shinto is the current president and CEO of InnovaCare. Like Kokkinides, he served at the management team of Aveta Company. Similarly, he has over two decades of experience in the management of healthcare plan systems.
At Aveta, he held the CEO position in the management team. Rick Shinto is a certified pulmonologist, and kicked off his medical journey in Southern Carolina. Apart from Aveta, he served in the management teams of Medical Pathways and MedPartners Company. He also served as the Chief Management Officer at the Cal Optima Health Plan in California.
Shinto’s expertise in Pulmonary and Internal Medicine has seen him recognized by established medical bodies. For instance, he received the New Jersey’s Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award. Besides, he has the award for Modern Healthcare’s Top 25 Minority Health care Executives.
The Chief Administrative Officer
Penelope Kokkinides is the current CAO at InnovaCare, Inc. she has over two decades in the medical sector. Before joining InnovaCare, she was the Chief Operating Officer of Aveta, Inc. she held the same positon at her former company, Centerlight Healthcare. At Aveta, she was the Vice President in charge of Clinical Operations as well.
Kokkinides rose to the position of executive vice president at Centerlight before moving to Touchstone Health Company as its COO. Her career also includes a role as the Corporate Vice President at AmeriChoice, where she presided over care and disease management.