Rick Shinto and Penelope Kokkinides: Leaders at InnovaCare Health

Dr. Rick Shinto has more than two decades of experience in clinical and operational healthcare. Dr. Shinto is the CEO of InnovaCare Health, and he is the CEO of InnovaCare Health’s subsidiaries in Puerto Rico. He was employed at Aveta Inc. from 2008 to 2012, and he was also employed as the CEO of NAMM. In addition, Rick Shinto was the CMO and COO for Medical Pathways and Vice President at MedPartners. He also worked at Cal Optima Health Plan, which is a Medicaid plan in Orange County, California, as the CMO. In 2017, he became a member of the board of directors at America’s Health Insurance Plans, which is the largest trade association in the healthcare industry. He was named a Top Minority Executive in 2018 and Entrepreneur of the Year in 2012

Penelope Kokkinides

Ms. Kokkinides serves at InnovaCare Health as the Chief Administrative Officer. She also worked as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) at InnovaCare Health and the COO and VP at Aveta Inc. She also served as Executive VP and Chief Operating Officer at Centerlight HealthCare, the COO at Touchstone Health, and Vice President for Disease Management and Care Management at AmeriChoice, which is a unit of UnitedHealth Group. At AmeriChoice, she was a key player in the development and implementation of the corporation’s health model. Ms. Kokkinies has over 20 years of experience in the managed care industry, and she also has extensive experience working with government programs that include Medicare and Medicaid. Ms. Kokkinides has a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences, a bachelor’s degree in classical languages, a master’s degree in public health, and a post-master’s program advanced degree in substance and alcohol abuse.

About InnovaCare Health

InnovaCare Health is a top provider of managed health care services and is headquartered in New Jersey. The company offers care solutions through Medicare Advantage and Provider Networks. The mission of the company is to provide quality healthcare through affordable and sustainable models. The company has more than 200,000 registered members and 7,500 providers. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services gave the corporation’s Medicare Advantage plans 4.5 star quality ratings, and its Medicare Advantage plans also earned the highest accreditation from the NCQA.


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