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 Vizualize.me.

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 penelopekokkinides.com

Julie Zuckerberg Representing the Face of Women in Bureaucracy

Julie Zuckerberg is one of the most multi-talented women in the world, who is mainly concerned with nurturing human talent. She is broadly skilled in talent acquisition, talent management, behavioral interviewing, executive search, team leadership, corporate recruiting as well as employee recruiting and hiring. The bottom-line of her practice is ‘connecting employees with highly skilled workforce and talent.’ But hers is not just recruiting and connecting employers with employees. Julie is highly experienced in coordinating workforce environment including solving workforce conflict as well as employee training and performance appraisal. She is highly trained in other bureaucratic practices such as human resource management, coaching, technical recruiting, conflict resolution, change management, executive staffing, succession management and applicant management. She draws from one simple background knowledge, ‘that the performance of an organization heavily relies on the output of the workforce. The wellbeing of the workers is thus paramount to the success of any entity however much the organization is endowed with plethora resources.’

 

Julie Zuckerberg is currently the executive talent acquisition lead of the Deutsche Bank. However, reaching such career achievements is not a lackluster endeavor. Hers is a long journey that started back in 2002 as a Director of Candidate Placement at Hudson firm. Her five-year stay at Hudson saw her become entrusted with executive duties such as recruiting attorneys, case managers and paralegals. She was also engaged in temporary and permanent staffing of law firms, financial organizations and corporations. Then a low-key figure in the industry just fresh from the university, she had enormous duty shelved on her shoulder. Her purpose did not end with recruitment and staffing; she doubled as a coordinating link between clients and employees. Some of the coordinating duties was to ensure employees’ wellbeing in the workplace, and ensuring that the organization complied with all the legal requirements. She ensured that the workplace problems are resolved amicably, informed employees on crucial market changes like promotion opportunities, benefits due to them, as well as palatable working environment they should demand for.

 

Julie joined Citi Global Functions in 2007 as the Executive Recruiter. At the Citi GF, she performed executive level recruitment for senior positions in legal, audit and compliance departments; she also counseled other hiring managers. Julie was later appointed the Executive Recruiter of the Citi Global Consumer Bank in 2011, a position she held for two years. At the bank, she acted as an advisor to senior business leaders on competitive market, talent, compensation and recruiting strategies. Between November 2013 and February 2014, she was the Corporate Vice President and Experienced Hiring Recruiting leader of the New York Life Insurance Company. It was then that she was appointed the Executive Talent Acquisition Lead at the Deutsche Bank, where she advises the leadership and Executive Committees regarding hiring governance among other employee-related functions.

 

The philosophy graduate from the City University of New York, Brooklyn College also has a law degree from the New York Law School, the education background that has underlined her outstanding career. Her hobbies include running, arts, technology knowledge and photography.