Rick Shinto: President and CEO of InnovaCare Health
Rick Shinto, M.D. is the President and CEO of InnovaCare Health. He was named one of the Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare in 2018 and was the Entrepreneur of the Year in 2011. He started his career as an internist and pulmonologist in Southern California. He was the Vice President of medical management at MedPartners and a senior medical officer at Cal Optimal Health in Orange County, California. Dr. Shinto then served as the senior officer tasked with medical management at NAAM California. In 2008, he was part of the management staff at Aveta Inc. and later served as CEO until the sale of the company in 2012.
Penelope Kokkinides: Chief Administrative Officer at InnovaCare Health
Ms. Kokkinides has expertise developing clinical programs and managing healthcare programs. She has more than 20 years of experience working with government healthcare programs that include Medicaid and Medicare. She was the Chief Management Officer at Centerlight Healthcare and was tasked with handling the managed care division. She was also the head of operations at Touchstone Health and the corporate VP of care management and disease management at AmeriChoice. At one point, she was Chief Operating Officer at InnovaCare Health. Ms. Kokkinides has a bachelor’s degree in classical languages and biological sciences, a master’s degree in social work, and a master’s degree in public health. In addition, she also has a post-master’s degree program advanced degree in alcohol and substance abuse.
InnovaCare Health is a privately-held corporation that offers health care services through two divisions that are Medicaid Advantage Programs and Provider Networks. The corporation uses innovative technology to develop affordable and sustainable healthcare products. There are two primary programs that the company provides that are MMM Healthcare and PMC Medicare Choice. The corporation currently has 7,500 providers and more than 200,000 registered members. The firm’s Medicare Advantage Healthcare Program earned the highest accreditation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance in 2011. The talented leaders at the firm have more than 120 years of combined experience in care delivery and managed healthcare. The company’s primary mission is to revolutionize healthcare management to tackle all of the challenges that affect the healthcare industry.