At InnovaCare Health, CEO, Dr. Shinto and other essential executives he works with like Penelope Kokkinides believe in working on a policy that involves providing top medical care for its patients and stakeholders at InnovaCare Health. They also believe in having a say in the future of healthcare as it relates to the people of Puerto Rico and those in the U.S.
InnovaCare Health is a healthcare company, which is headquartered in Fort Lee, N.J. InnovaCare works to give top medical support for its beneficiaries in many different ways. Dr. Rick Shinto has worked in the area of clinical and operational healthcare as part of the managed care sector. Moreover, Dr. Shinto has worked for MMM Healthcare Inc., Aventa Inc., North American Medical Management, PMC Medicare Choice, Inc., and Medical Pathways Management Company.
From 2006 to 2012, Kokkinides was the Chief Operating Officer of Aventa, Inc. She also worked as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Touchstone Health HMO, Inc. since 2008. Penelope Kokkinides is the current Chief Administrative Officer at InnovaCare Health. Kokkinides joined InnovaCare Health for the second time in 2015.
Penelope Kokkinides had some important roles at the executive level by being a Corporate Vice President (CVP) at AmeriChoice. Ms. Kokkinides has also been involved in the Disease Management and Care Management sector of UnitedHealth Group. Penelope Kokkinides also played an essential role in creating and implementing a new model of healthcare for UnitedHealth.
In April 2017, Kokkinides received an invitation to meet with the President of the United States, Donald Trump in the West Wing of the White House. Ms. Kokkinides joined seven other women who were part of a panel called, Women in Healthcare. One of the critical discussions at the White House involved the importance of women’s roles in healthcare. While at the White House, Kokkinides was able to address President Trump and other executives and administrators like Seema Verna, who is the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Kokkinides talked about the severe cuts that have taken place over the years regarding the federal funding of Medicare Advantage in Puerto Rico and the need to increase it.
Regarding her educational background, Kokkinides earned a Bachelor’s of Science in classical languages and biological sciences from Binghamton University. She also received two Master’s degree: One from Columbia University in Public Health and a one in Social Work from New York University.