Company President and CEO Dr. Rick Shinto announces hirings in leadership at InnovaCare Health

President and Chief Operating Officer (CEO) Dr. Rick Shinto of InnovaCare, Inc., proprietors of InnovaCare Health, announced on July 26, 2016 that three executives have been added to the organization’s leadership team.

InnovaCare Health is a provider of two Medicare Advantage programs in Puerto Rico (PR), MMM Healthcare and PMC Medicare Choice. In addition, they also manage two Medicaid plans within the Government Health Plan (GHP) of Puerto Rico.

Providing physician practice services, InnovaCare Health provides PR residents quality healthcare by creating cost-effective, sustainable plans while implementing the most advanced technology in the market today. Currently, over 7500 providers serve nearly 200,000 individuals in the network.

Joining the leadership team:
Jonathan Meyers- serving as Chief Actuary Officer
Mike Sortino- serving as Chief Accounting Officer
Penelope Kokkinides- serving as Chief Administrative Officer

Read more: Penelope Kokkinides – CAO of InnovaCare

Penelope Kokkinides is rejoining the company, having previously served as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) for InnovaCare, Inc., as well as COO of Aveta, Inc. and Vice President of Clinical Operations. She has a great deal of visibility in social media outlets, with Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook accessibility; an Executive Profile & Biography in Bloomburg; profiles in The Business Journals and Bizwomen, and other sources.

Along with President and CEO Dr. Rick Shinto, the other members of the Board of Directors include:
Daniel E. Straus
Joseph Mark
Stephen Baker
Jonathan Kolatch
Stuart Altman
Daniel Nathan Roberts
Raphael Benaroya

Dr. Richard Shinto, M.D., M.B.A., came to InnovaCare, Inc. from Aveta, Inc., where he served as President and CEO from 2008 until its sale in 2012. He continues serving as the CEO of Health Plans for InnovaCare in Puerto Rico.

Dr. Shinto first began his academic career at the University of California at Irvine, receiving his B.S. He then went on to receive his medical degree from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook, and followed that up with an M.B.A. from the University of Redlands.

In Fort Lee, NJ on August 2, 2016, officials with InnovaCare Health were happy to announce the company’s participation in the Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network (LAN), which is a public-private partnership striving to improve the U.S. health system, now in disarray, towards payment models and plans based on quality of care rather than quantity.

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