Experienced and Strong Leadership
Guided by CEO Rick Shinto and CAO Penelope Kokkinides, InnovaCare Health is a shining light in the fight for health care reform. They operate health care plans, medical clinics, and medical services. They specialize in governmental programs including Medicare and Medicaid. A major health provider, InnovaCare is led by some of the best medical care managers.
At the head of the company is President and Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Richard (Rick) Shinto who has more than twenty-five years in the medical and health care field. Shinto has the perfect educational background to ably lead this company with both an M.D. (Doctorate of Medicine)and M.B.A (Master of Business Administration). He has a desirable work background, a mix of clinical practice and medical management. Shinto began his medical career in Southern California working in internal medicine and pulmonology. He worked in management with several California health providers including Cal Optima Health Plan and Medical Pathways Management. He then was at the helm of North American Medical Management of California (NAMM). In 2008 he joined Aveta Inc. where he served as President for 4 years before coming to InnovaCare Health in 2012.
Another accomplished leader of InnovaCare Health is Chief Administrative Officer, Penelope Kokkinides. She also has more than twenty years of experience in the medical management and health care field. Armed with a number of degrees including undergraduate degrees in biological sciences and classical languages and 2 graduate degrees in public health and social work (Master Degree from Columbia). Kokkinides also went on to get a postgraduate degree in alcohol and substance abuse. Her work experience includes two decades working with managed care providers and government programs particularly Medicare and Medicaid. She also worked at Aveta Inc. serving as Chief Operating Officer before joining InnovaCare. Earlier, Kokkinides was Chief Operating Officer at Touchstone Health HMO Inc. She worked with AmeriChoice part of UnitedHealth Group and served as Vice President for Care and Disease Management.
Health Care Reform
Under the guidance of Shinto and Kokkinides, InnovaCare Health is working to reform health care with both physician-guided care and a patient-focused model. They are among the first adopters of one of the leading reform projects known as LAN. LAN is the “Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network”, the brainchild of the United States’ Department of Health and Human Services. In partnership with care providers like InnovaCare, LAN strives to substantially reduce health care costs while providing high-quality patient care.