Introducing Rick Shinto And Penelope Kokkinides Of InnovaCare Health

InnovaCare Health Solutions, LLC, based in Fort Lee, New Jersey, is a provider of managed healthcare services, Medicare Advantage plans, and physician practice services for the residents of Puerto Rico. This privately held company has a core mission of offering innovative healthcare management and helping clients navigate the complex healthcare environment that we live in today. InnovaCare Health has pledged to offer plans that are sustainable, affordable, and make use of advanced technology.

Richard Shinto M.D. is the President, Director, and Chief Executive Officer of InnovaCare Health. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Irvine and his degree in medicine from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He later earned his MBA from the University of Redlands in Redlands, California. Dr. Shinto began his professional career as a practicing Internist and Pulmonologist. He has served as Chief Medical Officer for Cal Optima Health Plan, as well as working at MedPartners as the Corporate Vice President of Medical Management. He has also served as the Chief Medical Officer for North American Medical Management California, Inc. and as the Chief Executive Officer for Aveta, Inc. Dr. Shinto has authored articles on both clinical medicine and healthcare for several magazines and newspapers.

Penelope Kokkinides is the Chief Administrative Officer for InnovaCare Health. Kokkinides earned her Bachelor’s degrees from Binghampton University in the state of New York, majoring in both Classical Languages and Biological Sciences. She also holds a Master’s degree in Social Work that she earned at New York University and a Master’s degree in Public Health from the Columbia University School of Public Health. Penelope Kokkinides went on to earn a post-Master’s degree in Alcohol and Substance Abuse.

Kokkinides has served at AmeriChoise as the Corporate Vice President for Care Management and Disease Management. She went on to work at Touchstone Health as the Chief Operating Officer. Kokkinides had worked for InnovaCare Health as the Chief Operating Officer but she left to work at Centerlight Healthcare as Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President. Before rejoining InnovaCare in 2015 she also worked at Aveta Inc. as their Chief Operating Officer. Penelope Kokkinides has developed a reputation for efficiently developing clinical programs and improving organizational infrastructure. View her infographic resume at

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