About Rick Shinto
Rick Shinto is a top executive in the healthcare industry with more than two decades of experience. He earned his bachelor’s of science degree at the University of California at Irvine and his medical degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Mr. Shinto also has an M.B.A. that he earned at the University of Redlands.
Mr. Shinto started his career as an internal medicine specialist and pulmonologist in Southern California. He also worked at North American Medical Management of California as the CMO. During his time at Medical Pathways Management, he was the CEO and CMO, and he was also employed at MedParters as the vice president who was in charge of medical management. From 2008 to 2012, Mr. Shinto worked at Aveta Inc. At this company, he started as a member of the management team and was later appointed to the position of president. He remained at this position until the company was acquired in 2012.
Because of his exemplary work in the healthcare industry, Mr. Shinto has won a number of awards. He was granted the Access to Caring Award and was named a Top Minority Executive in 2018. In 2012, he was named the Entrepreneur of the Year.
Penelope Kokkinides has experience managing healthcare programs and has worked with government programs that include Medicare and Medicaid. Her current position is the chief administrative officer at InnovaCare Health, but she also served with this company as the chief operating officer. At Centerlight HealthCare, Ms. Kokkinides was the executive vice president and chief operating officer. Penelope Kokkinides also worked at Touchstone Health as the chief operating officer. At AmeriChoice, Ms. Kokkinides was the vice president who was responsible for care and disease management. She was also the chief operating officer at Aveta Inc.
InnovaCare Health is a North American corporation that is headquartered in Fort Lee, New Jersey. The company provides healthcare plans through two divisions that are Medicare Advantage Programs and Provider Networks. The two primary programs that the company offers are MMM Healthcare and PMC Medicare Choice. InnovaCare Health has a mission to provide their members with affordable and sustainable healthcare products. The company currently has more than 200,000 registered members and 7,500 network providers. Its Medicare Advantage healthcare plan received the highest accreditation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance in 2011.