InnovaCare Healthcare’s Very Strong & Diverse Leadership

InnovaCare, Inc. is a leader in providing managed healthcare services, specifically Medicare and Medicaid, in Puerto Rico. They have more than 7,500 providers in their network and over 200,000 individuals as members. Their focus is to continue offering members quality healthcare that is fully integrated, innovative, cost effective, and coordinated with advanced technologies.

To continue to make this happen, it takes strong leadership with various expertise to carry out their objectives, mission, and vision. Thus, they have made new additions to their leadership team that was announced in late July 2016. With their proud additions, they even tweeted how these additions would bring unique skill sets and a rich background to their organization for success amid the ever changing and increasingly complex landscape of healthcare. View her infographic resume at

Two of their Main Leaders

Two main leaders of InnovaCare include Richard Shinto, M.D., MBA, who is the CEO and President, and Penelope Kokkinides, who is the Chief Administrative Officer. Before this position, Shinto worked as the CEO and President from 2008 to 2012 (when it was sold) for Aveta Inc. He was also one of this company’s managers before becoming the CEO and President. With over 20 years of experience, he also worked in the following positions: Chief Medical Officer for NAMM California, Chief Medical Officer and Chief Operating Officer for Medical Pathways Management Company, Corporate Vice President of Medical Management of MedPartners in 1996 and 1997, and the Medical Officer for Cal Optima Health Plan in California.

Penelope Kokkinides also has an impressive resume. Before being the Chief Administrative Officer for InnovaCare in which she rejoined the company in June 2015, she was the Chief Officer for Aveta Inc., the Chief Operating Officer for InnovaCare, Inc., and the Vice President of Clinical Operations for Aveta Inc. With over 20 years in health care government programs experience, including Medicaid and Medicare, she has broad expertise and knowledge in managing healthcare operations and processes and in developing clinical programs with a focus on organizational infrastructures and improving efficiencies. Additionally, other positions she held include the following: Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Centerlight HealthCare, Corporate Vice President for the Care Management and Disease Management at AmeriChoice, and the Chief Operating Officer of Touchstone Health. Visit Penelope’s website at

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