InnovaCare Health – Leading Healthcare Plan Company

InnovaCare is a leading provider of Medicaid and Medicare Advantage plans. Their mission is to keep patients as a top priority and are fully committed to providing quality healthcare by providing sustainable, cost-effective plans. InnovaCare realizes that healthcare can become complicated. Choosing the right plan and making sure that certain procedures are covered can be overwhelming. The expert staff working at InnovaCare can help you make educated decisions and make sure you’re enrolled in the right plan for you. They offer the most innovative, newest technology on the market.

InnovaCare has a team of highly educated and extremely dedicated staff and consulting. Dr. Richard Shinto is the President and Chief Executive Officer of InnovaCare. Dr. Shinto offers more than 20 years of experience in managed care. He was formerly working as the President and Chief Executive Officer for a company called Aveta. He primarily worked for them between 2008 and 2012. Before he was the CEO of Aveta, he served as the Chief Medical Officer of NAMM California. He also worked as the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Medical Officer for Medical Pathways Management Company. He worked for them for approximately one year (1996-1997). Dr. Shinto has many years of experience in the healthcare industry and understands what it takes to successfully produce quality products. He originally began his practice after medical school as an internist and a pulmonologist in South California. Dr. Shinto is also the author of many healthcare and clinical medicine articles. He graduated with his B.S. from the University of California and obtained his medical degree from the State University of New York. He then went on to get his M.B.A. from the University of Redlands.


Penelope Kokkinides currently serves as the Chief Administrative Officer at InnovaCare. She has been with the company since 2015 and brings more than 20 years of experience. Prior to working for InnovaCare, she served as the Chief Operating Officer of Aveta as well as the Vice President of Clinical Operations. Her expertise is formed towards government programs such as Medicare and Medicaid. She brings extensive knowledge and expertise in developing different clinical programs and managing all healthcare processes. Penelope Kokkinides works to improve the organization and efficiency of the departments. Prior to working for InnovaCare, Kokkinides worked as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Centerlight Healthcare. She received her bachelor’s degree in biological science and her Master’s degree in social work from New York University. She also has another master’s degree in public health from Columbia University School of Public Health. Read more about her interview on Ideamensch

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