Who are Rick Shinto and Penelope Kokkinides of InnovaCare Health

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Rick Shinto

Rick Shinto has more than 20 years of experience in the healthcare field. He obtained his bachelor’s of science at the University of California at Irvine. He received his medical degree from the State University at Stony Brook and his M.B.A. from the University of Redlands.

Mr. Shinto is the current chief executive officer and president at InnovaCare Health. He started his career as a pulmonologist and internal medicine specialist in Southern California. He was also the chief executive officer and CM at Medical Pathways Management, and he served with MedPartners as the corporate vice president. Dr. Shinto was also the CMO at North American Medical Management of California and the CMO at Cal Optimal Health.

Rick Shinto has been the recipient of numerous awards for his service. He was presented with the Access to Caring Award and was the Entrepreneur of the Year in 2012. In 2018, Dr. Shinto was named a Top Minority Executive. He serves on the board of directors at America’s Health Insurance Plans and America’s Physician Groups. Previously, he served on the Financial Solvency Standards Board, which is a healthcare related board, for the California Department of Managed Care. Dr. Shinto has authored a number of articles regarding clinical medicine and healthcare.

Penelope Kokkinides

Ms. Penelope Kokkinides is an expert at managing healthcare programs. She has experience working with government programs that include Medicaid and Medicare. Ms. Kokkinides is currently the chief administrative officer at InnovaCare Health, and she was previously the chief operating officer at the corporation. Ms. Kokkinides served as the chief management officer at Centerlight HealthCare. At this position, she was in charge of the managed care division. She also worked at Touchstone Health as the head of operations. At AmeriChoice, which is part of UnitedHealth, she was the corporate vice president. During her time at AmeriChoice, she played a key role in the development of the company’s healthcare model.

About InnovaCare Health

InnovaCare Health is a privately held corporation that is headquartered in Fort Lee, New Jersey. The company’s goal is to offer affordable and sustainable healthcare plans to individuals throughout North America. The company offers services through Provider Networks and Medicare Advantage Programs. InnovaCare Health’s Medicare Advantage plan was given the highest accreditation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance. The company has more than 200,000 registered members and 7,500 network providers.