InnovaCare Health is a respected provider of Medicaid, Medicare Advantage plans and physician practice services in North America. In the recent past, the company has had tremendous growth because of its outstanding leadership team. Besides Richard Shinto and Penelope Kokkinides, the company has other visionary leaders. They are S Bhasker, Jonathan Meyers, Michael Sortino, Christopher Joyce and Douglas Malton. InnovaCare Health serves over 200,000 individuals with a network of at least 7,500 health providers. Its focus is to enhance healthcare management by offering high-quality services to all its clients. The firm’s headquarters are based in Fort Lee, New Jersey.

Dr. Richard ‘Rick’ Shinto is the chief executive officer of InnovaCare Health. He is also the president of the company. Before joining the corporation, Dr. Rick Shinto worked for various companies. He was the CEO of MMM Healthcare, Aveta, and PMC Medicare Choice. He has also worked for NAMM, Medical Pathway Management Company, and Cal Optima health plan. In these firms, he served in various top management positions such as the CEO, president, and chief medical officer. His broad experience of more than 20 years in managed care has played an instrumental role in enhancing services and operations at InnovaCare Health. Before joining management positions, Dr. Shinto worked as an intern and pulmonologist in Sothern California. He holds a BS from the University of California. Shinto has a medical degree from SUNY, and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Redlands. He was appointed as the CEO and president of InnovaCare in 2012.

According to official documents, she assumed her roles in June 2015. Kokkinides works as the chief administrative officer and chief operating officer. Before joining the company, she worked for Aveta in the same positions. She brought with her over 20 years of experience in government health programs such as Medicaid and Medicare. Additionally, Penelope Kokkinides is an expert in managing health care processes and developing quality clinical programs. She gained most of her skills and expertise while working for Aveta, Touchstone health, AmeriChoice and United health Group. At Centerlight Healthcare, Penelope served as the executive vice president and COO. Kokkinides has a strong educational background on She is an alumnus of the Binghamton University where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences and Classical Languages.


One thought on “The Transformative Leadership Of Richard Shinto And Penelope Kokkinides At InnovaCare Health

  1. She has two master’s degrees in social work and public health from the New York University and Columbia University respectively. Unlike Dr. Shinto, Kokkinides joined InnovaCare Health recently. That is the same reason why would have a course of rejoicing in joining them.

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