The positive change and tremendous success of InnovaCare are highly credited to Rick Shinto. He thinks that it will expand into markets and will make improvements that will eventually benefit patients.

With over 20 years’ experience in the medical industry, Dr. Richard Shinto is a force to reckon with. In the beginning, he was an intern and worked as a pulmonologist in South California.

He then went on to work as the Vice President of MedPartners. After his service at MedPartners, he became the Senior Medical Officer at Cal Optimal Health Plan situated in Orange County, California.

Dr. Shinto also had a stint as the CMO and operations manager at Pathways Management Company after which he became the senior officer responsible for medical management at NAMM California.

In 2008 Dr. Rick moved to Aveta Incorporated where he was employed as management staff and rose through the ranks to become the Chief Operating Officer until it was eventually sold in 2012.

Throughout his profession, his resume has grown impressively including the writing of numerous articles on clinical medicine and healthcare issues. Presently, Dr. Shinto is the President of health management at InnovaCare Inc. where he was appointed in 2012.

In June 2012, Dr. Shinto received the coveted Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award. This award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.

Since his appointment, he has been known as one to inspire the very best out of people, and the success InnovaCare has enjoyed is a testament to this.

Dr. Shinto’s partner Penelope Kokkinedes, on the other hand, is well versed in the management of healthcare programs and is well equipped, skill-wise, in the innovation of clinical applications.

She has demonstrated a clear understanding of what it takes to run an organization successfully. With 20 years of experience behind her, Kokkinedes has worked with government programs such as Medicare and Medicaid.

She was responsible for overseeing the managed care division as the CMO at Centerlight. Before coming to InnovaCare, she had also worked for Touchstone Health as the head of business operations and the United Health’s business unit.

Also, she was the corporate Vice President of care management and disease management divisions at AmeriChoice. She had served at InnovaCare Health as the Chief Operating Officer before being brought back for the second time in June 2015 as the Chief Administrative Officer.

Under the leadership of Dr. Richard Shinto, Penelope Kokkinedes and others InnovaCare has experienced success in providing cheap and easy to access health services by offering quality plans.


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