Rick Shinto: M.D. and M.B.A.
Rick Shinto is a key executive at InnovaCare Health. He is currently the president and chief executive officer at the company and has more than 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry. Mr. Shinto started as a specialist of internal medicine and pulmonologist in Southern California. He worked at MedPartners from 1995 to 1997 as the chief operating officer and chief medical officer. He also served at Cal Optima Health, which is a Medicaid Plan in Orange County, California, where he was the chief medical officer. Mr. Shinto started as a member of the management team at Aveta Inc. in 2008. He was later named the president of Aveta Inc. where he remained until the company was sold in 2012.
Dr. Shinto’s dedication to managing healthcare plans has earned him a number of prestigious awards. He was presented with the Access to Caring Award for his contributions to helping those in need attain quality healthcare plans. He was also named the Entrepreneur of the Year in 2012 and was a Top Minority Executive in 2018. Dr. Shinto serves on the board of directors for America’s Physician Groups and America’s Health Insurance Plans.
Rick Shinto has a bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Irvine and a medical degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He also received his M.B.A. from the University of Redlands.
Penelope Kokkinides is a key player at InnovaCare Health. She previously served with the company as the chief operating officer and is currently the chief administrative officer at InnovaCare Health. She was the vice president at Aveta Inc. charged with overseeing clinical operations and was the vice president and chief operating officer at Centerlight HealthCare. Penelope Kokkinides was also the chief operating officer at Touchstone Health and the corporate vice president at AmeriChoice.
InnovaCare Health is a privately-held corporation that is located in New Jersey. The company offers quality healthcare services with two divisions that are Medicare Advantage Programs and Provider Networks. The two primary programs that the company provides are PMC Medicare Choice and MMM Healthcare. The company’s Medicare Advantage healthcare plan was given the highest accreditation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance in 2011. The primary mission of the company is to offer sustainable and affordable healthcare plans. InnovaCare Health currently has more than 200,000 registered members and 7,500 network providers.