InnovaCare Health is a leading provider of managed healthcare services in North America. InnovaCare utilizes two core avenues, Provider Network and Medicare Advantage and Medicaid Program. The Fort Lee-based firm is committed to providing quality healthcare services through the creation of cost-effective, sustainable and technology oriented models. With a mission to redefine healthcare management and meet the challenges of in the healthcare environment, the firm strives to coordinate quality and innovative care to patients in North America. The company’s rapid growth and reputation have been attributed to the efforts of the CEO, Rick Shinto and the CAO, Penelope Kokkinides.
Dr. Rick Shinto is the current president and CEO of InnovaCare. He served as the president and CEO of Aveta Inc. from 2008 to 2011. Shinto has been in the clinical and operational healthcare in managed care for over 20 years. Before Joining Aveta Inc., Shinto served as the chief medical officer of NAMM California. Earlier he had served as the chief operational officer at Medical Pathways Management Company.
Dr. Shinto began his career as an internist and pulmonologist in Southern California. He then served as the corporate vice president of medical management for MedPartnets before moving to Cal Optima Health Plan in Orange County. Shinto graduated with B.S from the University of California and later earned her medical degree from the State University of new York and MBA from the University of Redlands. Shinto has also made his name as an author of many healthcare and clinical medicine articles.
Rick Shinto’s Awards
Rick Shinto was honored with the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the year award in 2012. His excellence and exceptional leadership in innovation, personal commitment, and financial performance were the primary attributes that won the recognition.
Penelope Kokkinides is the current chief administrative officer at InnovaCare Health Solutions. She has held this position since August. Before ascending to this post, Penelope served as the chief operating officer at the same firm. Penelope is very experienced in the government programs and managed care industry, having been in the industry for 20 years. Penelope holds a B.S degree from Binghamton University, an M.S in social sciences from The NYU and a second master’s in public health from the Columbia University. She has served in various positions in different organizations. She was the chief operating officer of Aveta, and she also served as the chief operating officer of Touchstone Health HMO. Penelope has also worked for AmeriChoice, serving as the corporate vice president. Read more about her interview on Ideamensch
Rick Shinto and Penelope Kokkinides will sink in history as the best leadership pair of the company. Due to their experience and academic excellence, the company has grown to become the leader in managed healthcare services.
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