Rick Shinto Maintaining The Success Of InnovaCare Health

Earlier this year, InnovaCare Health announced the expansion of their corporate leadership team with the addition of Frank Izquierdo and Peter Zafris. Izquierdo will join as the company’s Vice President of Corporate Contracting and Network Development, while Zafris was named the new Vice President of Sales and Marketing. The Company’s Chief Executive Officer and President, Dr. Rick Shinto stated that at InnovaCare Health they are committed to further strengthen their leadership team in order to continue growing and solidify their position as a national leader when it comes to value-based healthcare.



InnovaCare Health is a leading provider when it comes to managed healthcare services in North America, creating models which are cost-effective, and sustainable. The already established leadership team consists of Penelope Kokkinides and Dr. Rick Shinto, two figures which helped the company reached new heights. Rick Shinto, before joining InnovaCare, served as the Chief Executive Officer at AVETA Inc., earning the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award during his time there. In addition, he was also the Chief Medical Officer at the California-based NAMM, and the Chief Medical Officer and Chief Operating Officer for Medical Pathways Management Company. He graduated from California University-Irvine, and earned his BS. In addition, he holds an MBA from Redlands University, and earned his medical degree from the State University of New York. His education led to a career in healthcare spanning over two decades. You can visit Hired for more.



Penelope Kokkinides rejoined InnovaCare Health in 2015 as the company’s Chief Administration Officer. In the past she served as the Vice President of Clinical Operation, and Chief Operating Officer. She holds a master’s degree in social work, a public health master’s degree, a post master’s advanced degree in substance abuse and alcohol, and she graduated with Honors from Binghamton University. Prior to her career at InnovaCare, she worked as the Chief Operating Officer of Touchstone Health, and the Corporate Vice President at AmeriChoice, being responsible for care management and disease management services. She specialized in organizational infrastructure, focusing on improving health care services.



In the past, the Fort Lee-based company announced their participation in the LAN – the Health Care Paymean Learning and Action Network. Rick Shinto noted that the InnovaCare is committed to moving forward the healthcare industry, and joining LAN reinforces the company’s mission to redefine healthcare management. He added that payment reform is only one way they are working to build stronger relationships between patient and provider. You can visit manta.com


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