Dr. Richard Shinto and Penelope Kokkinides Takes InnovaCare Health to Greater Heights

About Richard Shinto

Dr. Richard Shinto is the current CEO of InnovaCare Health Plans in Puerto Rico. He previously served as a member of the management team as well as the President and Executive Officer of Aveta Inc. from 2008 to 2012. Dr. Shinto has extensive knowledge and experience in clinical and managed care industry. Dr. Shinto received his Bachelor of Science from the University of California at Irvine as well as a degree in Medicine from the State University of New York. He attained his M.B.A from the University of Redlands.Dr. Shinto began his practice as an internist and pulmonologist in Southern California. He has more than two decades of experience in clinical medicine and operational healthcare. His hard work and dedication have earned him prestigious awards. He recently won the accolade of the Access to Caring Award from the Western University of Health Sciences due to his role in advancing healthcare industry.

About Penelope Kokkinides

Penelope Kokkinides is the current Chief Administrative Officer at InnovaCare, Inc. Previously, she served as InnovaCare Health’s Chief Operating Officer before rejoining the institution in June 2015 as the Chief Administrative Officer. Kokkinides has over 20 years of experience in clinical medicine and healthcare, specializing in government programs. She has a broad background in developing and managing healthcare processes. As a result, she has been instrumental in helping InnovaCare improve its organizational infrastructure and healthcare models.Kokkinides holds a post-master program in Public Health from Columbia University School of Public Health, a master’s degree in Social Work from the New York University, and a bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences and Classical Languages from Binghamton University. As the Chief Operating Officer of Touchstone Health and Corporate Vice President for Care Management and Disease Management at AmeriChoice, an affiliate unit of UnitedHealth Group, Penelope Kokkinides was instrumental in the development and improvement of the company’s healthcare model.

About InnovaCare healthcare

InnovaCare Health views its patients as a valuable asset. InnovaCare Health remains as Puerto Rico’s leading health care provider. They commit to providing high-quality and affordable healthcare throughout North America. InnovaCare Health strives to redefine its management to help adapt the complex changing health environment. InnovaCare Health aims to create sustainable, innovative, and affordable healthcare models and to integrate them with the latest technologies. Besides, InnovaCare Health operates Medicaid and Medicare Advantage plans within  Rick Shinto’s government health plan. Currently, it has close to 200,000 members who are served by a network of over 7,500 care providers.