Rick Shinto and Penelope Kokkinides: The Top Brass At InnovaCare

Innovacare Health is a firm which strives to ensure that the needs of patients are handled with a high level of professionalism. The main goal of InnovaCare is to provide quality health care to all patients. The current President and CEO of InnovaCare Health is Dr. Richard Shinto and his current Vice President, who is also his Chief Administrative Officer, is Penelope Kokkinides.

Shinto’s Professional Background

Shinto has been in the healthcare industry for more than 20 years. Through his operational and clinical healthcare, Shinto has brought a wealth of experience, knowledge, and the ability to change healthcare. Before working at InnovaCare Health, Rick Shinto served as the C.O.O and Chief Medical Officer of Medical Pathways Management Company. He proceeded to serve as the Corporate Vice President at MedPartners. Shinto went ahead to work for Cal Optima Health Plan. Here, he was the leading medical officer and later as NAMM California’s Chief Medical Officer. Shinto started out as an internist and later a pulmonologist before moving up the ranks to head various authoritative positions.Rick Shinto acquired a Bachelors in Science from the “University of California”. He also has a degree from the “State University of New York”. Shinto also has an MBA that he acquired from the “University of Redlands”. Shinto has published different works on clinical medicine and healthcare.

Awards by Rick Shinto

While working at Aveta Inc, Shinto was awarded the “Entrepreneur of the Year Program” which recognizes leaders in over 140 cities and in over 50 countries worldwide. This award is given to recognize entrepreneurs who show excellence and talent in various areas including financial performance, innovation, and commitment in their industries. Rick Shinto received this award at an important gala on June 27, 2012 at “Hyatt New Brunswick”. After earning this award Shinto was qualified to be considered for the “National Entrepreneur of the Year 2012” award, and the “Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award”, prestigious and highly popular awards.

Kokkinides’s Professional Background

Before working for InnovaCare Health, Penelope Kokkinides was the Vice President at “Centerlight HealthCare”. She was charged with caring for managed care division. Penelope also worked at “Touchstone Health and Corporate” as the Chief Operating Officer and as Vice President for “Care Management and Disease Management” at AmeriChoice. Penelope’s experience in the healthcare sector and with the Medicare and Medicaid agencies is impressive. She has a degree in classical languages and biological sciences from Binghamton University. Penelope Kokkinides also studied social work and attained a master’s degree from “New York University”. She further studied alcohol and substance abuse and later studied public health at “Columbia University School of Public Health”.

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