InnovaCare Health Flourishes Because of Key Executives Rick Shinto and Penelope Kokkinides

About Rick Shinto

Rick Shinto is the president and chief executive officer at InnovaCare Health. He started his career more than two decades ago in Southern California. He was a specialist of internal medicine and a pulmonologist. He was employed at MedPartners as the vice president who was in charge of medical management. Mr. Shinto then worked at Cal Optimal Health as a senior medical officer. When he was at Pathways Management Company, he worked as the CMO and operations manager. He was also employed at North American Medical Management of California as the senior officer who was charged with medical management. In 2008, Mr. Shinto started working at Aveta Inc. as a member of the management team. He was later appointed to president of the company and remained at this position until it was sold in 2012. He currently serves on the board of directors at America’s Physician Groups and America’s Health Insurance Plans. He previously served on the Financial Solvency Standards Board at the California Department of Managed Care.

Mr. Shinto earned his bachelor’s of science degree from the University of California at Irvine. He then received his medical degree at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and he obtained his M.B.A. from the University of Redlands.

Rick Shinto has received numerous awards for his contributions to making healthcare more attainable. He was presented with the Access to Caring Award and was named the Entrepreneur of the Year in 2012. In 2018, he was named a Top Minority Executive.

About Penelope Kokkinides

Penelope Kokkinides is the chief administrative officer at InnovaCare Health. She has experience developing and managing healthcare and clinical programs, and she has also worked with government programs that include Medicare and Medicaid. She worked at Centerlight HealthCare as the chief management officer and was the head of operations at Touchstone Health. Ms. Kokkinides was also the vice president and chief operations officer at Aveta Inc. When she was at AmeriChoice, she was the corporate vice president of the disease management and care management division, and she played an important part in the development of the company’s healthcare model.

InnovaCare Health

InnovaCare Health is a company that offers healthcare products through two divisions that are Medicare Advantage Programs and Provider Networks. The company’s two main programs are MMM Healthcare and PMC Medicare Choice. The company’s mission is to provide sustainable and affordable healthcare plans to its members. The company currently has more than 200,000 registered members.

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