InnovaCare Health’s Top Executives: Meet Rick Shinto and Penelope Kokkinides

Rick Shinto

Rick Shinto is the president and chief executive officer at InnovaCare Health. He was educated at the University of California at Irvine, which is where he obtained his bachelor’s of science degree. He then went to the State University of New York at Stony Brook and obtained his medical degree. In addition, he has an M.B.A. that he received at the University of Redlands.

Dr. Shinto worked in Southern California as a specialist of internal medicine and pulmonologist. He worked at MedPartners as the vice president who was in charge of medical management. Rick Shinto was also the senior medical officer at Cal Optimal Health, and then he worked at Pathways Management as the CMO and operations manager. At North American Medical Management of California, he served as a senior officer and was tasked with medical management. He joined Aveta Inc. in 2008. He started with this company as a member of the management team and was then promoted to president. He remained at Aveta Inc. until the company was acquired in 2012.

Rick Shinto won the Access for Caring Award for his efforts to make healthcare more attainable to those in need. He was named the Entrepreneur of the Year in 2012 and was also a Top Minority Executive in 2018. Mr. Shinto currently serves on the board of directors at America’s Physician Groups and America’s Health Insurance Plans. He was previously on the Financial Solvency Standards Board for the California Department of Managed Care.

Penelope Kokkinides

Penelope is the chief administrative officer at InnovaCare Health, and she previously served as chief operating officer with the company. Ms. Kokkinides has more than 20 years of experience designing and managing healthcare programs. She has experience working with government programs that include Medicare and Medicaid. She was the chief operating officer at Aveta Inc., and she also served at Centerlight HealthCare as the chief management officer. At Centerlight HealthCare, she was responsible for the managed care division. She was the head of operations at Touchstone Health and the corporate vice president at AmeriChoice. During her time with AmeriChoice, she played an important role in the development of the company’s healthcare model.

About InnovaCare Health

InnovaCare Health is a privately held corporation that is headquartered in Fort Lee, New Jersey. The company provides quality healthcare plans through Provider Networks and Medicare Advantage Programs. The company offers two primary programs that include MMM Healthcare and PMC Medicare Choice.

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