About Dr. Rick Shinto
Dr. Rick Shinto’s current position is at InnovaCare Health. He is the president and chief executive officer at the company. Dr. Shinto has more than 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry. Mr. Shinto started his medical career as a specialist of internal medicine and pulmonologist in Southern California. From 1995 to 1997, he was employed at MedPartners as the vice president who was responsible for medical management. He also worked at Cal Optima Health Plan as the chief medical officer. In 2008, he started at Aveta Inc. as a member of the management staff but was later appointed to president of the company. He stayed with Aveta Inc. until the company was acquired in 2012.
Rick Shinto has worked diligently to help individuals receive affordable healthcare, which is why he has won a number of awards. He received the Access for Caring Award and was named the Entrepreneur of the Year in 2012. Rick Shinto was also named a Top Minority Executive in 2018. He also serves on the board of directors at America’s Health Insurance Plans and America’s Physician Groups.
Dr. Shinto received his bachelor’s degree at the University of California at Irvine and his medical degree from the State University of New York. He also has an M.B.A. that he earned at the University of Redlands.
About Penelope Kokkinides
Penelope Kokkinides is the chief administrative officer at InnovaCare Health. She previously served as the chief operating officer at the company. Ms. Kokkinides has more than 20 years of experience developing healthcare plans. She specializes in government programs that include Medicaid and Medicare. Penelope Kokkinides served at Centerlight Healthcare as the vice president and chief operating officer, and she was also the chief operating officer at Touchstone Health. In addition, Penelope Kokkinides was the corporate vice president at AmeriChoice, which is part of UnitedHealth, where she played an integral role in developing the corporation’s health model.
About InnovaCare Health
InnovaCare Health is a corporation headquartered in New Jersey. The mission of the company is to offer sustainable and affordable healthcare plans to those in need. Currently, the company has more than 200,000 registered members and 7,500 network providers. InnovaCare Health offers two primary programs that are MMM Healthcare and PMC Medicare Choice. The company’s Medicare Advantage healthcare plan received the highest accreditation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance in 2011.