Leadership At InnovaCare Health Strengthened By Rick Shinto

InnovaCare Health, a leading provider of managed healthcare services, continues to deliver results for complex health care challenges.

The company accomplishes this by putting patients first and developing solid patient-provider connections, making quality medical care available and providing pioneering medical practices and networks. InnovaCare offers Medicare Advantage plans as well as physician services.

Just as important is the skilled leadership behind InnovaCare which includes Dr. Richard Shinto, Chief Executive Officer and President and Penelope Kokkinides, Chief Administrator Officer.

Making the most of more than two decades of healthcare experience, Shinto previously worked for Aveta, North American Medical Management, Medical Pathways Management Corporation as well as MedPartners.

Shinto, who began his medical term as a specialist in internal medicine and as a pulmonologist in southern California, has also published several articles in the healthcare field.

His education includes receiving degrees from the University of California, the State University of New York and the University of Redlands.

Rick Shinto has been recognized with the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for New Jersey and Modern Healthcare’s Top 25 Minority Health Care Executives awards. Learn more on XRepublic about Rick Shinto.

Working together with Shinto, Penelope Kokkinides rejoined InnovaCare in 2015 after previously serving as vice president of clinical operations and chief operating officer.

In 2016 InnovaCare announced Kokkinides was among three additions to its leadership team which includes Jonathan Meyers, chief actuary officer and Mike Sortino, the accounting officer.

Kokkinides brings her more than 20 years experience and expertise in areas that take in public health, government programs and healthcare operations.

In an interview with IdeaMensch Kokkinides talked about being part of an impressive team that works well together to develop and implement ideas from start through completion.

She also mentioned she is energized by the evolution of communication and how technology has revolutionized how business is now carried out, adding she could not envision her life without email as a crucial tool in her everyday life.

Prior to joining InnovaCare, Kokkinides experience includes working at Aveta, Centerlight HealthCare and Touchstone Health.

She graduated from Binghamton University with a bachelor’s degree and received a master’s degree from Columbia University.