Rick Shinto is the CEO of InnovaCare Health. Modern Healthcare named him as one of the Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare in 2018. Mr. Shinto has more than 20 years of experience in the medical industry. After he served as an internist, he was a pulmonologist in Southern California. He was the VP at MedPartners where he was responsible for medical management. After his time at MedPartners, he served as a senior medical officer for Cal Optimal Health in Orange County, California. He then served as the operations manager and CMO at Pathways Management Center, and later he worked for NAMM California as the senior medical officer who was tasked with medical management. In 2008, he started at Aveta Inc. where he served as a manager and was later appointed to the CEO until the company was sold in 2012, which was the same year he was named Entrepreneur of the Year.
Penelope Kokkinides is the Chief Administrative Officer of InnovaCare Health. Before this position, she was the Chief Operating Officer at the corporation. She has many years of experience specializing in government programs that include Medicare and Medicaid. In addition, she has experience in the managed care industry and expertise designing clinical programs, managing healthcare processes, and improving organizational infrastructure in the healthcare industry. Before she was the Chief Administrative Officer at InnovaCare Health, she was the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Centerlight HealthCare. She was also the Chief Operating Officer at Touchstone Healthcare, Corporate Vice President at Care Management, and Disease Management at AmeriChoice. Ms. Kokkinides has a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences and classical languages from Binghamton University and a master’s degree in social work from New York University. In addition, she also has a post-master’s program advanced degree in substance abuse and alcohol.
InnovaCare Health is a privately-held health provider services organization that has an estimated 467,000 members. The organization’s serves clients through two primary divisions that include Medicare Advantage Programs and Provider Networks. The two major programs offered by the organization include MMM Healthcare and PMC Medicare Choice. Because of the organizations talented leaders, such as Rick Shinto and Penelope Kokkinides, InnovaCare Health was given the highest accreditation by the National Committee for Quality Assurance in 2011.