InnovaCare Health is a Medicare and Medicaid Advantage company in Puerto Rico, using 7,500 in-network providers to deliver healthcare to more than a quarter of a million network members. The InnovaCare Health administration has more than 125 combined years in delivering healthcare management with hard-earned expertise in value-based healthcare. InnovaCare is the only health plan in Puerto Rico to be fully accredited by the National Committee for Quality Assurance.
CEO Richard “Rick” Shinto has a track record of developing innovative solutions in the management of healthcare. He earned his undergraduate degree from UC Irvine and his MD from SUNY Stony Brook. Along the way, he also earned an M.B.A. from the University of the Redlands.
Dr. Shinto accumulated 25 years of experience in managed care starting as an internist. He provides value-based healthcare by improving treatment options. Prior to joining InnovaCare Health, Dr. Shinto was CEO of Aveta and of the North American Medical Management Group of California. Dr. Shinto sits on the boards of both America’s Health Insurance Plans and America’s Physician Groups. He sits on the board of America’s Health Insurance Plans and America’s Physician Groups.
In 2018, Rick was voted one the Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare News, a weekly publication targeting healthcare industry executives. The award, in its seventh year, honors minority healthcare executives in the vanguard of healthcare delivery models, highlighting the need for diversity in healthcare.
Penelope Kokkinides returned to InnovaCare Health in June 2015. She assumed the role of Chief Administrative Officer. Penelope obtained her undergraduate degree in biology from Binghamton University and a master’s degree in social work from NYU, specializing in the treatment of substance abuse treatment. She then earned a second master’s degree in public health from Columbia University School of Public Health.
Penelope brings with her 20+ years of healthcare experience centering on managed care. She previously served as COO of InnovaCare Health, Aveta, and Touchstone Health. She also served as Corporate Vice President for Care Management and Disease Management at the AmeriChoice subsidiary of UnitedHealth Group.
Rick and Penelope, with their combined training and experience, are easy choices to lead Innovacare into the future.