About InnovaCare Health
InnovaCare Health is a leading provider of Medicare Advantage plans and physician provider services. The company offers two programs that are MMM Healthcare and PMC Medicare Choice. InnovaCare Health has more than 400,000 registered members and 7,500 network providers. The company’s Medicare Advantage healthcare plan obtained the highest accreditation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance in 2011.
Penelope Kokkinides is a top executive at InnovaCare Health. Ms. Kokkinides has more than 20 years of experience developing clinical programs. She currently serves the company as the chief administrative officer, but she previously worked at InnovaCare Health as the chief operating officer. She worked at Centerlight HealthCare as the chief management officer, and she was with Touchstone Health as the head of operations. When she was at AmeriChoice, she was the corporate vice president who was tasked with the care management and disease management division. During her service at AmeriChoice, she helped develop the company’s healthcare model. She worked at Aveta Inc. as the vice president.
Rick Shinto is the president and chief executive officer at InnovaCare Health. He has more than 20 years of experience in the managed healthcare industry. In 2012, Mr. Shinto was named Entrepreneur of the Year, and he was named one of the Top 25 Minority Executives by Modern Health in 2018. Mr. Shinto also won the Access to Caring Award for his diligence in making healthcare more affordable and sustainable to those in need.
Rick Shinto started his career as a pulmonologist and internal medicine specialist in Southern California. He was employed at MedPartners at the vice president who was responsible for medical management. When he worked at Cal Optimal Health, he was a senior medical officer, and he also worked at Pathways Management Company as the operations manager and CMO. At North American Medical Management of California, Mr. Shinto was the senior officer who was tasked with medial management. He worked at Aveta Inc. from 2008 to 2012. He started with the company as a member of the management team and was later promoted to president. He remained at Aveta Inc. until the company was sold.
Mr. Shinto received his bachelor’s of science degree from the University of California at Irvine, and he earned his medial degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. At the University of Redlands, he earned his M.B.A.