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Leadership at Innovacare Health under CEO Rick Shinto and CAO/COO Penelope Kokkinides

InnovaCare Health provides Physician Practice Services and Medicare Advantage Plans. InnovaCare offers a platform for physicians, patients and other players in the medical industry to interact and come up with models that ensure efficient provision of medical services to those in need as well as generate revenue for stakeholders.

The leadership, professional and entrepreneurial capabilities, and skills of CEO Rick Shinto and Penelope Kokknides have helped the company to rise above and be a key player in the health administration industry. Both Shinto and Kokkinides have impressive backgrounds in the field of medicine and public health.

Rick Shinto

He is the current InnovaCare Health Inc. President and Chief Executive Officer. Rick Shinto has a lot of experience in healthcare management and clinical operations. Dr. Shinto studied at the University of California for his Bachelor of Science degree, the University of New York for his medical degree and at the University of Redlands for his masters degree. For over 20 years Rick Shinto has worked with different companies in the provision of healthcare services. The companies he has previously served under include; Chief executive officer at Aveta Inc., Chief executive officer of NAMM in California, Chief Operating and Chief Medical Officer at Medial Pathways Management Company. Corporate VP of Medical Management at MedPartners between 1995 and 1997, and Chief Medical Officer at Medicaid (Cal Optima health Pan) in OC California.

Penelope Kokinnides

The COO and CAO of InnovaCare Health Inc. background in clinical operations and public health is just as broad as that of the CEO Rick Shinto. Kokkinides joined InnovaCare Health in 2015. Penelope Kokkinides has over fifteen years of experience in the management of healthcare, and she has worked before with both Medicaid and Medicare Advantage. Other notable organizations she has previously worked under different roles include; Corporate VP for Care and Disease Management at AmeriChoice, Chief Operating Officer at TouchStone Health, and Executive VP at CentreLight HealthCare.

Penelope Kokkinides has two masters degrees, one in Public Health from Colombia University School of Public Health and the other in Social Work from New York University. Her first degree was in Biological Sciences and Classical languages from the Binghamton University. Other important employees at InnovaCare include Jonathan Meyers, the chief actuary officer. Mike Sortino, the chief accounting officer. Peter Zafris, VP of sales and marketing and Frank Izquierdo, the VP of corporate contracting and network development.

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