Before that, he was part of the management team at Aveta. He continues in his role as the CEO of the health plans run by InnovaCare in Puerto Rico.
Dr. Shinto’s experience in the areas of operational and clinical healthcare spans over two decades. Before joining Aveta, Dr. Shinto was working at NAMM California as the Chief Medical Officer. Before that, he was the COO and CMO at the Medical Pathways Management Company. He has also worked as a Corporate VP at MedPartners. He left that position to join Cal Optima Health Plan in Orange County, CA as the CMO. He began his career in the medical field as a pulmonologist in Southern California.
Dr. Shinto has authored numerous articles related to clinical medicine and healthcare. He has a B.S. from the University of California. Later on, he acquired a Medical degree at the State University of New York. Additionally, Rick Shinto has an M.B.A from the University of Redlands.
Penelope Kokkinides the CAO
Kokkinides rejoined InnovaCare in 2015 as the Chief Administrative officer. Before that, she had worked at the company as the Chief Operating officer. She had also worked as the COO at Aveta. Her other role at Aveta was as the VP in charge of Clinical Operations. Kokkinides has over two decades of experience in the healthcare sector. Her specialty is managed care and government programs, primarily Medicaid and Medicare. Penelope has great knowledge on how to develop manage health care operations and processes with an aim to improve efficiency.
Before she joined InnovaCare, she had worked as the VP and COO at Centerlight HealthCare. She was given the role of determining the strategic direction and overall management of managed care. Penelope has also worked as the COO of Touchstone Health and as a Corporate VP at AmeriChoice. Penelope Kokkinides played a critical role in helping the company develop and implement its health model. Read more about her interview on Ideamensch.com
She has a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from Binghamton University. Besides that, she holds a master’s in social work and post master’s degree in alcohol in substance abuse. Additionally, she has master’s degree in public health.
Through its provider network, Medicaid, and Medicare programs, the company is able to provide quality healthcare services through models that are cost-effective, sustainable and integrated with advanced medical technology.