The Accomplishments Of Rick Shinto And Penelope Kokkinides And The Amazing InnovaCare Health Staff

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Penelope Kokkinides is the Chief Administrative Officer for InnovaCare. She came back to the company in the summer of 2015. She previously worked for InnovaCare as the CEO, the Vice President of Clinical Operations and the Chief Operating Officer for Aveta.


Kokkinides experience spans twenty years in the healthcare industry with her specialty in Medicaid and Medicare. She has developed clinical programs and health care processes with a focus on organizing and improving the efficiency of the companies infrastructure.


Kokkinides was the CEO for Centerlight Healthcare and managed the direction and strategies of the managed care division. Her work with UnitedHealth Group resulted in the development and implementation of the health care model for the company.


Kokkinides has her bachelor’s degree in the fields of classical languages and biological sciences, a masters degree in public health, a masters degree in social work and an advanced degree in substance abuse.


Dr. Richard Shinto is the current CEO of InnovaCare. He was the CEO from 2008 until 2012 when the company sold. He then became the CEO for Aveta. He is the CEO of the health care plans for Puerto Rico.


Dr. Shinto has well over twenty years experience in operational and clinical healthcare. He was previously the Chief Operating Officer for Medical Pathways Management Company and NAMM California’s Chief Medical Officer. You can visit



His medical tenure started when he was a pulmonologist and internist in Southern California. He has written numerous healthcare articles on clinical medicine and has a medical degree, an M.B.A. and a B.S. You can visit



InnovaCare believes patients must remain the top priority. They are one of the leading providers of Medicare and Medicaid advantage plans as well as physician practice services. Their commitment is in providing top quality healthcare services integrated with todays advanced technologies.


InnovaCare has two Advantage plans for Medicare in Puerto Rico. PMC Medicare Choice and MMM Healthcare. Their membership totals 200,000 people with a network of over 7,500 providers. They work to redefine healthcare management that will meet the challenges, complexities and needs of todays healthcare environment. This is accomplished with their Medicare and Medicaid Advantage Programs and their Provider Networks.


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