Penelope Kokkinides joined InnovaCare Incorporation as a chief administrative officer in June 2015, alongside Jonathan Meyers and Mike Sortino. The chief executive officer of InnovaCare announced the appointment of the three and stated that they were a compliment to the firm’s staff. Penelope has extensive practice with Medicaid and Medicare programs which she gained in her previous tenures. She is a former chief operating officer and executive vice president of Centerlight Healthcare. She served as the chief operating officer of Touchstone Health and vice president of United Health Group. Penelope’s recruitment into InnovaCare in 2015 was the second after her initial employment at the firm as the vice president of clinical operations and chief operating officer. She has a master’s degree in social work, a bachelor in biological science and classical languages and a post master’s degree in substance and alcohol abuse.
Penelope revealed that she is in awe of the cooperation at InnovaCare and believes that it allows them to create new solutions seamlessly and effectually. She attributes some of the teamwork to technology, stating that the internet keeps her in touch with her team when she is on the road. Penelope Kokkinides spends most of her days flying and conducting distant business trips and could not imagine her work life without the E-mail services. During Rick Shinto’s announcement of InnovaCare’s newest additions, he stated that Penny was an exceptional health leader who would bring large growth to the firm. Rick Shinto has an accumulated 20 years of experience in the field and has worked in top administrative positions for various organizations. He gained skill sets by working for Aveta Corporation, MedPartners, the North American Medical Management, Medical Pathways Management and Cal-Optima Health.
In 2016, Rick announced InnovaCare’s partnership with Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network, in a bid to focus the cost of medicine on quality instead of quantity. He stated that the organization is committed to providing Puerto Ricans and Americans with quality and affordable solutions. InnovaCare manages the PMC Medicare Choice and MMM Healthcare Incorporation in Puerto Rico. They have employed 7500 providers who service over 200,000 people in the region. InnovaCare aims to maintain integrity in all its operations particularly as it provides the only NCQA health program in the area. InnovaCare maintains strong relationships with its patients to ensure consistent quality. They engage first-class physicians to drive innovations and courageous leaders to implement new ideas and health care plans. Read more about her interview on Ideamensch