InnovaCare Health is among the leading providers in North America of managed healthcare services. They are committed to quality healthcare through their two main avenues of care, Medicare Advantage and Provider Network, creating sustainable models, which are fully integrated and cost-effective. They aim to redefine the healthcare management in order to meet the challenges posed by the complex healthcare environment of today. InnovaCare operates in Puerto Rico, having a membership of approximately 200,000 people, and having served more than 7,000 providers. In addition, the company has partnered with the government Medicaid plans in order to offer broad coverage plans through their harmonized care model.
In 2016, Penelope Kokkinides got appointed Chief Administrative Officer at the company, having over 2 decades of experience in the health care industry, specializing in the managed care area and government programs such as Medicaid and Medicare. Before joining InnovaCare, Kokkinides worked for Centerlight HealthCare as Chief Operating Office and Executive Vice President, and for Touchstone Health as their Chief Operating Officer. In addition, she acted as Corporate Vice President for disease management and care management at AmriChoice. For more details visit Crunchbase.
Kokkinides attended Binghamton University, graduating with Honors in biological sciences and classical languages. In addition, she earned a master’s degree from the University of New York in social work, a public health master’s degree earned from the University of Columbia, and a post master’s advanced degree. She focuses on improving health care services, specializing in organizational infrastructure. For more details visit Bloomberg.
Another important figure on InnovaCare’s leading team is Rick Shinto, who is currently the Chief Executive Officer and President of the company. Prior to joining InnovaCare, Dr. Rick Shinto acted as Chief Executive Officer at AVETA Inc., where he worked for 4 years, until the company was sold in 2012. His career spans over 2 decades, working in clinical healthcare services. He worked for the California-based NAMM, where he served as chief medical officer, and later on for the Orange County-based Cal Optima Health Plan in California, where he held the same position.
In 2012 he was received the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year award, which is given to outstanding entrepreneurs who shoed extraordinary success in sectors such as personal commitment, innovation and finance. He holds a B.S. degree from the University of California, and a medical degree earned at the State University of New York. In addition, later down the line he received from the University of Redlands an M.B.A.