Rick Shinto, M.D. & Penelope Kokkinides: Innovating Executives in Managed Healthcare

InnovaCare, Inc. offers managed healthcare services where they operate the leading health plans of Puerto Rico, PMC Medicare Choice, Inc. (PMC) and MMM Healthcare, Inc. (MMM). InnovaCare Health have over 200,000 individuals as members along with a network of more than 7,500 providers serving them. InnovaCare Health continually strive to provide members with quality healthcare with the use of sustainable models of managed care that are cost effective, innovative, coordinated, and totally integrated with advanced technologies. And to continue their mission, their CEO and president, Richard Shinto, M.D., announced in July 2016, the adding of three executives to their team.

About Penelope Kokkinides

Penelope Kokkinides is one of these executives announced as being added to this company. With over two decades of experience in specialized and managed care and government programs, including Medicaid and Medicare, she is definitely the right person to help maintain InnovaCare Health and their patients’ success and wellbeing.

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Her extensive knowledge and expertise were acquired from a number of previous executive roles. She worked for Centerlight HealthCare as the Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President where she was over the strategic direction and management of the managed care division. She worked for Touchstone Health as the Chief Operating Officer. She also worked for AmeriChoice, an UnitedHealth Group’s business unit, as the Corporate Vice President of Care Management and Disease Management where she assisted with the development and the implementation of AmeriChoice’s health model. And besides innovacarehealth.com, Kokkinides was featured in qns.com and rentimental.com.

About Dr. Richard A. Shinto

Being the Director, President, and Chief Executive Officer of InnovaCare Health Solutions, LLC., Richard Shinto M.D. has over 20 years of experience in operational and clinical healthcare. Some of his previous executive roles included him being the Chief Executive Officer for MMM Healthcare, Inc., the Chief Executive Officer for Aveta Inc., Chief Medical Officer for NAMM California, and Chief Medical Officer and Chief Operating Officer for Medical Pathways Management Company.

Dr. Shinto serves on a few boards. Also, he received an award in summer of 2012 for the Service category in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year in New Jersey at a special gala at the Hyatt Hotel in New Brunswick. This award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs demonstrating extraordinary success and excellence in areas, such as financial performance, innovation, and personal commitment to communities and their businesses. His educational achievements include a B.S. degree from the University of California at Irvine, a M.B.A. degree from the University of Redlands, and a medical degree from the State University of New York in Stony Brook.

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