With more than 25 years of experience in the managed healthcare industry, Rick Shinto has won a number of awards for his service. He won the Access to Caring Award and was Entrepreneur of the Year in 2012. In 2018, Mr. Shinto was named one of the Top 25 Minority Executives by Modern Healthcare. Mr. Shinto currently serves on the board of directors at America’s Physician Groups and America’s Health Insurance Plans. He previously served on the Financial Solvency Standards Board for the California Division of Managed Care.
Mr. Shinto started as an internal medicine specialist and pulmonologist in Southern California. He was with MedPartners as the vice president who was responsible for medical management. At Cal Optimal Health, Mr. Shinto was was a senior medial officer, and he also worked at Pathways Management Company as the operations manager and CMO. Mr. Shinto was at North American Medical Management of California as the senior officer who was responsible for medical management. He worked at Aveta Inc. from 2008 to 2012. He started with this company as a member of the management team and was later promoted to president. Mr. Shinto served as the president of Aveta Inc. until the company was sold in 2012.
At the University of California at Irvine, Mr. Shinto received his bachelor’s of science degree. He received his medical degree at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and he has an M.B.A. that he earned at the University of Redlands.
Penelope Kokkinides has extensive experience developing and managing healthcare and clinical programs, and she has worked with government programs that include Medicare and Medicaid. She is the chief administrative officer at InnovaCare Health, but she also served with the company as the chief operating officer. She worked at Centerlight HealthCare as the chief management officer, and she was also employed at Touchstone Health as the head of operations. When she was the corporate vice president at AmeriChoice, she played an integral role in the development of the company’s healthcare model. She also worked at Aveta Inc. as the vice president.
InnovaCare Health is a leading provider of Medicare Advantage plans and physician provider services. The company has more than 400,000 registered members and 7,500 network providers. InnovaCare Health offers services through two main programs that are MMM Healthcare and PMC Medicare Choice.