Rick Shinto and Penelope Kokkinides Leading in Innovation and Managing Health Care

Richard Shinto, MD, is the current President and Chief Executive Officer of InnovaCare, Incorporated. Before joining InnovaCare Inc., Dr. Shinto served as the President and CEO of Aveta Inc., from 2008 through 2012. Dr. Richard Shinto has over two decades of management experiences in clinical and operational healthcare. Richard Shinto gained his experience, serving as the Chief Medical Officer of NAMM California, and as the CEO and Chief Medical Officer for Medical Pathways Management Company. Richard Shinto developed his tenure in medicine as a practicing internist and pulmonologist in Southern California. Dr. Shinto has authored various articles on healthcare and clinical medicine.

Chief Administrative Officer at InnovaCare, Inc., Penelope Kokkinides, like Dr. Shinto, has over 20 years of healthcare industry experience. She specialized in government programs, such as Medicaid and Medicare within the managed health care industry. An expert in developing clinical programs and healthcare operation management, Penelope Kokkinides focuses on improving the efficiency and organizational infrastructure of healthcare services. Prior to rejoining InnovaCare, Inc. in 2015, Penelope Kokkinides served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Centerlight HealthCare. At Centerlight, Kokkinides utilized her leadership position in order to serve the management and strategic direction of the managed care division. She has also worked for AmeriChoice, a unit of UnitedHealth Group, where she was key to the development and implementation of the company’s health model. Penelope Kokkinides previously served as the Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Clinical Operations for InnovaCare, Inc. before joining Centerlight HealthCare. Kokkinides earned her bachelor’s degree in biological sciences and classical languages from Binghamton University. She has a master’s degree in social work from NYU and a master’s degree in public health from the Columbia University School of Public Health. Read more about her interview on Ideamensch.com

InnovaCare, Inc. is a healthcare company that provides managed healthcare services. They operate health plans in Puerto Rico, MMM Health Care, Inc. and PMC Medicare Choice, Inc., which serve over 200,000 individuals. InnovaCare is responsible for the management of two Medicaid plans within the Government Health Plan of Puerto Rico. InnovaCare is committed to providing its members with quality healthcare, creating sustainable managed care that is cost-effective, fully integrated with technology, and is innovative.

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One Reply to “Rick Shinto and Penelope Kokkinides Leading in Innovation and Managing Health Care”

  1. Richard Shinto earned his four year college education from the University of California at Irvine and his MD from the State of New York at Stony Brook. He also has a MBA from the University of Redlands. It is so cool that to write my college essay is something everyone in the University wants to do especially those who just got their MBAs from the school.

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