InnovaCare Health is a privately owned organization that has been recognized as being on the frontline in offering services related to healthcare in the United States and Puerto Rico, where it was originally started. Currently, InnovaCare Health serves over four thousand members and is the leading provider of plans related to healthcare in Puerto Rico as well as having outstanding records of efficiency in the US. In 1998, Rick Shinto founded the organization after recognizing the need to create an efficient model that would see the inclusion of all players in the healthcare industry to ensure high quality and sustainable medical services to patients as well as connecting practicing physicians across the board.
Dr. Shinto studied at the University of California for his Bachelor of Science degree, the University of New York for his medical degree and at the University of Redlands for his masters degree. He has worked before in various capacities such as the CEO at Aveta Inc. and management team member, Chief Medical Officer in California at NIMM, at Medical Pathways Company as the Chief Medical Officer and Operating Officer, Medical Management Vice President at MedPartners, Chief Medical Officer at Cal Optima in California. He now lives in Los Angeles California and his regions of operations include the greater Los Angeles Area and the West Coast.
Penelope Kokkinides is the Director and Chief Executive Officer (CAO) at InnovaCare Health since 2016. She has served before as the COO ( chief operating officer) in the same organization and has been recognized for her extensive background experience and expertise in the medical field having previously served in various capacities at Aveta Inc., Touchstone Health HMO Inc. and other government-run programs that are related to matters concerning health care services. She has a degree in biological sciences and classical languages from the State University of New York in Binghamton, a masters degree in Social Work from the New York University in the USA and another from Colombia University Canada, in Public Health. Her experience is well over fifteen years, and her contribution was paramount to the development and implementation of the InnovaCare Health and healthcare model while she worked as the Vice President of AmeriChoice in the Care and Management Department. She now lives in New York, the USA and her regions of operations include the East Coast, NorthEastern US as well as the Greater New York area.