A Brief Look At InnovaCare Health’s Able Leadership

InnovaCare Health Solutions Inc. offers managed Medicare plans and physician practice services. The health company integrates cost-effective and sustainable models with advanced technologies to provide access to high-quality and affordable healthcare via Medicaid, Medicare Advantage, and other healthcare provider networks. InnovaCare’s mission is to overcome the health system’s challenges and provide redefined health care management to all citizens. The company is headquartered in Fort Lee, New Jersey. InnovaCare is able to offer quality health services cost effectively under the firm leadership of President, CEO, and Director, Dr. Richard A. Shinto and Chief Administrative Officer, Ms. Penelope Kokkinides.

InnovaCare President and CEO Rick Shinto

Dr. Shinto received his medical degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and an MBA from Redlands University. He got his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California. Rick Shinto has also authored many articles on clinical medicine and healthcare.

With over 20 years of clinical and operational healthcare experience in managed care, Dr. Richard Shinto is the current President and Chief Executive Officer of InnovaCare, Inc. Prior to his role at InnovaCare Health, Dr. Shinto was the Aveta Inc. CEO till it was sold in 2012. He has also worked at NAMM California as a Chief Medical Officer. Rick Shinto started his medical tenure in Southern California as a practicing pulmonologist and an intern. He also served as Chief Medical Officer for Cal Optima Health Plan in Orange County, California. From 1996-1997, had served Shinto served as the Corporate Vice President of Medical Management for Med Partners. Before that, Rick Shinto was the Chief Medical Officer and Chief Operating Officer for Medical Pathways Management Company.

InnovaCare’s Chief Administrative Officer, Penelope Kokkinides

Penelope Kokkinides has a master’s degree in public health from Columbia University School of Public Health, a Master’s degree in social work from NYU, and bachelor’s degree in biological sciences and classical languages from Binghamton University.

Penelope Kokkinides joined InnovaCare Health in mid-2015. She is the company’s current chief administrative officer. Before that, she served as the vice president of Clinical Operations and the chief operating officer of Aveta Inc. She has many years of experience in the managed care industry having worked in the Medicaid and Medicare programs for over two decades. She used to work for AmeriChoice as the Corporate Vice President for Care Management and Disease Management, chief operating officer of Touchstone Health, and executive vice president and chief operating officer for Centerlight HealthCare.

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