Penelope Kokkinides & Rick Shinto’s Careers at InnovaCare Health

InnovaCare Health is the leading provider of Medicare Advantage plans. It also offers physician practice services. InnovaCare is committed to providing beyond high-quality healthcare. The overall strategy is to use models that are easily sustainable, cost-effective, and fully-integrated with the highest tech and advanced technologies possible.

Patients are the number one priority at InnovaCare. No matter how much the healthcare system changes, InnovaCare strives to provide quality services. According to HRMR Online, InnovaCare’s mission is to redefine healthcare management. It hopes to be able to meet any challenge that today’s complex healthcare environment may throw at it.

The current President and CEO of InnovaCare is Dr. Richard Shinto. Before joining InnovaCare, Dr. Shinto was President and CEO of Aveta Inc. He served at Aveta until its sale in 2012. He was also a member of Aveta’s management team. His diverse skills it what attracted InnovaCare. Now, living in Puerto Rico, he serves as CEO of InnovaCare’s Health Plans.

Dr. Shinto is a highly skilled professional with over 20 years of clinical and operational healthcare experience. He’s worked in managed care all his career and has no plans of leaving anytime soon. Like many healthcare providers, Dr. Shinto has worked as several institutions. Before becoming CEO of Aveta, Dr. Shinto was CMO (Chief Medical Officer) of NAMM California.

He also served as COO (Chief Operating Officer) and CMO at Medical Pathways Management Company. Dr. Shinto also had medical tenure as an internist and pulmonologist in Southern California, where he was practicing at that time. He also worked for Cal Optima Health Plan for a few years before moving on to Medical Pathways.

Another bright face at InnovaCare is Penelope Kokkinides. Currently, she is the Chief Administrative Officer. She was at one point the Chief Operating Officer, but she left the company for a while to pursue other things. In 2015, she rejoined the company. Like Dr. Shinto, Kokkinides worked at Aveta Inc. She was Chief Operating Officer there at the same time she was COO at InnovaCare. Learn more about Penelope on Bizjournals.

Kokkinides has over 20 years of experience in the healthcare system. She specialized in government programs such as Medicare and Medicaid. Penelope Kokkinides is renowned for her extensive knowledge in developing clinical programs. Her expertise in managing health care processes and operations is what makes her such a valuable asset to the InnovaCare team.