Rick Shinto and Penelope Kokkinides: InnovaCare Health’s Key Executives

Rick Shinto is an executive that has been serving in the medical field for more than 20 years. Mr. Shinto attended the University of California at Irvine, which is where he received his bachelor’s of science degree. He also earned his medical degree at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and an M.B.A. from the University of Redlands.

Mr. Shinto began working in the healthcare industry as a specialist of internal medicine and pulmonologist in Southern California. He worked at MedPartners as the vice president who was charged with medical management. At Cal Optimal Health, he was a senior medical officer. He also served as a senior medical officer at North American Medical Management of California and was the operations manager and CMO at Pathways Management. In 2008, he joined Aveta Inc. as part of the management staff and was promoted to president of the company. He served at Aveta Inc. until it was sold in 2012. He currently serves as the chief executive officer and president of InnovaCare Health.

Mr. Shinto has received a number of awards for his outstanding work in the healthcare industry. He was presented with the Access to Caring Award and was a Top Minority Executive in 2018. In 2012, Mr. Shinto was named the Entrepreneur of the Year. Mr. Shinto serves on the board of directors at America’s Physician Group and America’s Health Insurance Plans.

Penelope Kokkinides: Chief Administrative Officer at InnovaCare Health

Penelope Kokkinides has years of experience managing healthcare programs, and she has worked with government programs that include Medicare and Medicaid. Ms. Kokkinides was the chief management officer at Centerlight HealthCare. At this company, she was responsible for the managed care division. She was also the head of operations. At AmeriChoice, she was the corporate vice president who was charged with overseeing the disease management and care management division. Ms. Kokkinides was also employed at Aveta Inc. as the chief operating officer.

About InnovaCare Health

InnovaCare Health is a privately held corporation that is located in Fort Lee, New Jersey. The company offers healthcare services through two divisions that are Medicare Advantage Programs and Provider Networks. The company serves more than 200,000 registered members and has 7,500 network providers. InnovaCare Health’s Medicare Advantage plan was given the highest accreditation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance.

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