Healthcare Professionals Rick Shinto Penelope Kokkinides

Selecting the right healthcare plan is one of the most important decisions many of us will have to make. InnovaCare Health, headquartered in Fort Lee, New Jersey, is a company dedicated to providing their clients with the best possible managed healthcare. InnovaCare Health will find you a health plan that is sustainable, innovative, cost-effective and uses today’s technologies. InnovaCare Health led by a team of healthcare professionals who understand provider networks and are well versed in Medicare Advantage and Medicaid Programs.

One of those professionals is Dr. Richard Shinto, the CEO of InnovaCare, Inc. and a well-known veteran of the managed healthcare industry. Dr. Shinto has been working in the field for over 20 years and at one time or another has held high positions in some of the largest healthcare organizations in the country. He began his medical career in Southern California where he practiced as an internist and pulmonologist. For two years, 1996-1997, he served as a Corporate Vice President in charge of medical management for MedPartners, leaving them to assume the Chief Medical Officer position at Cal Optima Health in Southern California. Rick Shinto served as the President and CEO of Aveta Inc., of North American Medical Management until 2012. While serving at Aveta, he was the recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Award, for excellence in the service category. Dr. Shinto has a B.S. degree from U.C. Irvine, received his M.D. from the State University of New York and holds an M.B.A. from the University of Redlands.

Penelope Kokkinides rejoined the InnovaCare team in 2015, once again offering her 20 plus years of experience in health care to InnovaCare clients. Penelope is considered an expert in the managed care industry, specializing in Medicare and Medicaid programs. She currently serves as the Chief Administrative Officer of InnovaCare, before assuming her current position, she had been the Chief Operating Officer for InnovaCare. Her prior experience includes high-ranking positions with Centerlight HealthCare, where she was the Chief Operating Officer, Touchstone Health, again serving as the (COO), and AmeriChoice, serving as Vice President of Care and Disease Management. Penelope Kokkinides holds a B.S. degree from Binghamton University in biological sciences and classical languages, a master’s in social work from New York University, a master’s in public health from Columbia and an advanced degree in alcohol and substance abuse. Check her Pinterest.com

Working with professionals like Penelope Kokkinides and Rick Shinto will ensure you find the best healthcare plan for you at InnovaCare Health.

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