Who are Rick Shinto and Penelope Kokkinides? Key Executives at InnovaCare Health
Headquartered in New Jersey, InnovaCare Health is a corporation that offers healthcare services with two divisions that are Medicare Advantage Programs and Provider Networks. The company currently has more than 7,500 network providers and 200,000 registered members. The primary mission of the company is to offer its members affordable and sustainable healthcare plans. The company’s Medicare Advantage plan received the highest accreditation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance in 2011. This plan was the first product to receive this accreditation. The company’s two programs are PMC Medicare Choice and MMM Healthcare.
Dr. Rick Shinto
Dr. Rick Shinto is a driving force behind the success of InnovaCare Health. He is the president and chief executive officer of InnovaCare Health and has more than two decades of experience in the healthcare industry. He started his career as an internal medicine specialist and pulmonologist in Southern California. He then started with MedPartners as the vice president who was responsible for medical management. After his time at MedPartners, he worked at Cal Optimal Health as a senior medical officer. He then started with Pathways Management as the operations manager and chief medical officer. He started with Aveta Inc. in 2008 as part of the medical staff but was then appointed to chief executive officer of the company. He remained the chief executive officer at Aveta Inc. until the company as acquired in 2012.
Dr. Shinto has received numerous awards for his exceptional work in the healthcare industry. He received the Access to Caring Award for his dedication to offering affordable healthcare plans to those in need, and he was also named Entrepreneur of the Year in 2012. In 2018, Dr. Shinto was named a Top Minority Executive. Dr. Shinto serves on the board of directors for America’s Insurance Plans and is also on the board of directors for America’s Physician Groups.
Penelope Kokkinides is the chief administrative officer at InnovaCare Health. Penelope Kokkinides has more than 20 years of expertise in government programs, which include Medicare and Medicaid, and healthcare operations. She was the chief operating officer at Touchstone Health and the corporate vice president at AmeriChoice, which is part of UnitedHealth. Ms. Kokkinides also served with Centerlight HealthCare as the executive vice president and chief operating officer. Ms. Kokkinides has a bachelor’s degree from Binghamton University and a master’s degree from New York University.