Richard Shinto and Penelope Kokkinides have worked their entire careers to help their patients get the best value-based care available. Currently, both Shinto and Kokkinides work as executives at InnovaCare Health, a provider of Medicare plans and physician practice services. Throughout their careers, Shinto and Kokkinides have learned to lead, and it is through their collective experiences that they are able to ensure the future of InnovaCare Health.
Richard Shinto started out as an internist and pulmonologist in California shortly after he earned his medical degree from the University of New York at Stony Brook. Shinto knew from the start that he wanted to help people on a larger scale, so he soon took up a position as the Corporate Vice President of Medical Management for MedPartners, a staffing company that tries to get the best physicians to patients. After a few years there, he became the COO and Chief Medical officer at Medical Pathways Management Company. Shinto continued to climb the ladder, moving to the Chief Medical Officer position at the NAMM of California, and eventually, he settled into a role as the CEO of Aveta, Inc., a managed healthcare company. After a few years, Shinto was offered a position at InnovaCare Health, and he welcomed it with open arms.
Richard Shinto currently works alongside his long-time colleague and talented individual Penelope Kokkinides. Kokkinides had a similar backstory to Shinto. She worked for several years in the managed care industry and found herself working as the COO of Aveta, Inc. alongside Shinto. When Shinto was offered a position at InnovaCare Health, Kokkinides could not pass up the opportunity to move with him to the Company. Penelope Kokkinides has worked for over 15 years in the industry, and she has experience at such companies like the United Health Group and AmeriChoice.
Now, both Richard Shinto and Penelope Kokkinides are leading InnovaCare Health into the future of managed medicine. The Company is currently working hard to get their customers the best and highest quality value-based care that they are able to. They work with a vast network of physicians and companies to get patients everything they need at costs they can afford. InnovaCare Health uses a three-pronged approach of working with the culture of an area, the leadership of care providers, and a governance structure that enables them to get what they need. InnovaCare services over a half a million individuals, and through the leadership of Shinto and Kokkinides, they are able to give the best service possible.