InnovaCare Health Solutions Announces New Chief Administrative Officer, Penelope Kokkinides

InnovaCare Health Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of managed health care services recently announced a key addition to their management team.

Penelope Kokkinides, who joined the firm as its Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) has an impressive career in the health care industry. A graduate of the School of Public Health at Columbia University has more than 23 years of related management as Vice President of Clinical Operations, Chief Operating Officer and most recently, Executive Vice President of Centerlight Health System. Kokkinides also serves as a member of the Brooklyn Tech Alumni Foundation and Fundacion Dorada. In her new position at InnovaCare, Kokkinides will utilize her knowledge expertise of the Medicare and Medicaid health care systems. Read more about Innovacare at Crunchbase.

The new CAO was featured in the news in April of this year, when she became one of 8 women invited as part of an industry panel that met at the White House with President Donald Trump as part of a round table discussion focusing on issues related to the future of Medicare Advantage, the medicare program servicing most of the population of the islands of Puerto Rico. Following the meeting, Kokkinides summarized findings of the discussion that the current Presidential administration, is deliberating changes to the Medicare Advantage system that would resolve a number of longstanding issues with the program.

Richard Shinto, M.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of the company stated that the management team addition reflects the organization’s ongoing efforts to add “a rich background” and “unique skill set” to position the firm for success amid the ever-increasingly complex and changing health care industry.

Dr. Shinto has an impressive background as well, having received his Bachelor’s of Science degree from the University of California at Irvine and completed his medical degree from State University of New York. He also earned an MBA from Redlands University. The M.D., CEO has practiced as an internist and pulmonologist prior to his leadership roles in the managed health care industry.

Having more than 2 decades of managed care leadership experience, Richard Shinto has served as President and CEO of Aveta, Inc., North American Medical Management, MMM Healthcare, and PMC Medicare choice.



About InnovaCare Health Solutions, Inc.

Headquartered in Fort Lee, New Jersey, InnovaCare Health delivers managed health care services and is a leading provider of Medicare Advantage plans and physician practice services across North America. The company’s provider network includes 7,500 physicians and serves more than 200,000 members. Read this article at

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