Rick Shinto and Penelope Kokkinides, Leading InnovaCare Forward

InnovaCare Health, based in Fort Lee New Jersey, is a healthcare management company offering Medicare and Medicaid Advantage plans. They are the leading provider of managed health care services in North America. InnovaCare Health is striving to build managed health care models that are coordinated, cost-effective, innovative, and driven by quality. They do this by putting patients first and developing strong patient-provider relationships. Their models are innovative and focus on quality health care solutions. Top-quality leadership is essential to make this happen. InnovaCare has the outstanding leadership of Dr. Richard Shinto and Penelope Kokkinides.

Dr. Richard Shinto is President and CEO of InnovaCare with more than 20 years of clinical and operational health care experience. Before assuming this role in 2008, Dr. Shinto was COO and Chief Medical Officer at Medical Pathways Management Company. He has also held top management positions at Medical Management for MedPartners, Cal Optima Health Plan, and NAMM California. Shinto earned his Bachelors in Science from University of California and his medical degree from State University of New York. In addition, Dr. Shinto has an M.B.A. from University of Redlands. In 2012, He won Ernst& Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

In July 2016, Dr. Shinto announced the new Chief Administrative Officer of InnovaCare Penelope Kokkinides. Before being promoted she was COO and Vice President of Clinical Operations at InnovaCare. Kokkinides has over 20 years of healthcare experience, and she specializes in simplifying the process of working with governmental agencies. She too has served in top management positions at Centerlight HealthCare, Touchstone Health, and AmeriChoice. Kokkinides earned her bachelor’s degree in biological sciences and classical languages from Binghamton University. She has a Master’s degree in social work from New York University and a Master’s degree in public health from Columbia University School of Public Health. Kokkinides obtained a post master’s program advanced degree in alcohol and substance abuse as well.

Under the leadership of Dr. Richard Shinto and Penelope Kokkinides, InnovaCare works to ensure all stakeholders are pleased with the healthcare process. InnovaCare strives to see patients receive top-quality affordable care while building sustainable, innovative, and cost effective networks for healthcare providers. InnovaCare’s two Medicare Advantage plans in Puerto Rico earned four-star ratings from the government demonstrating excellence in patient experience and access. Besides Medicare Advantage plans, InnovaCare also offers Vita Care which focuses on chronic conditions and Caribbean Accountable Care which is a shared savings program.