Penelope Kokkinides went to the University of Binghamton, receiving a Bachelor’s degree in biological sciences and classical languages. She later proceeded to New York University for a Master’s degree in social work and an advanced degree in alcohol and substance abuse in her post master’s program, as well as a master’s degree in public health, in the School of Public Health, University of Columbia.


During high school years, she was able to work as a receptionist in a doctor’s office in the afternoon. Penelope Kokkinides then got employment at Saks Fifth Avenue at the Manhattan main store as a floater, working the floor and helping customers, for 20 years. Her mother was a seamstress, to whom she referred clients.


Penelope Kokkinides formerly served as the Chief Officer in charge of Operations as well as the Clinical Operations’ Vice President, and later rejoined the InnovaCare Inc. in June 2015, currently the Chief Officer of Administration. She has specialized in the government Medicare and Medicaid programs as well as the industry of managed care, gaining over 20 years of experience.


Other specialties that she possesses include case management, special needs, mental health, public health, fluency in the language of Greek, and public administration. From February 2009 to January 2014, Penelope was Chief Operating Officer of InnovaCare Health Services, which was formerly part of Aveta, Inc.


Her knowledge in clinical program development and management of the processes of healthcare as well as operations, led by the focus on improvement of efficiency and infrastructure of the organization. Before rejoining InnovaCare, Inc., she served as Vice President of the Executive and Centerlight HealthCare’s Chief Officer of Operations, responsible for management and direction of the division of managed care from January 2014 to June 2015. Also are the positions of Touchstone Health Chief Operating Officer, and Vice President of AmeriChoice’s Corporate, under the management of both Care and Diseases.


Penelope Kokkinides developed and implemented the AmeriChoice Company’s health model. The company was UnitedHealth Group’s business unit. She works with a team with which synergies help in development and implementation of ideas. Technology excites her because it creates and evolves communication hence transforming the conduction of business.


Penelope Kokkinides spends time reading articles, publications, research, books and other sources to stay informed about the current information, as an entrepreneur in the industry. Organization and strategizing, are ways that she recommends in the attainment of goals by entrepreneurs.


The Leadership at Innovacare Health and CEO Rick Shinto

InnovaCare Health Solutions Inc. provides physician practice and managed Medicare plans services by integrating sustainable and cost-effective models with advanced technologies that ensure access to affordable and high-quality healthcare solutions. The company achieves that via Medicare Advantage, Medicaid and other healthcare supplier networks. InnovaCare Health has the mission of overcoming the health system challenges and providing redefined healthcare management to every citizen. The organization is headquartered at Fort Lee, New Jersey. Under the leadership of Dr. Rick Shinto who is the CEO and Ms. Penelope Kokkinides, the Chief Administrative Officer, InnovaCare Health provides quality health services.

Dr. Rick Shinto pursued his Medical Degree at Stony Brook, from the State University of New York, MBA at Redlands University and Bachelor of Science Degree at the University of California. Shinto has more than 20 years of clinical & operational healthcare experience and before his involvement with InnovaCare Health Solutions; he worked as the CEO of Aveta Inc. till the company was sold in 2012. He likewise operated as Chief Medical Officer at NAMM California. Rick Shinto later commenced his medical tenure within Southern California as the intern and practicing pulmonologist.

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Penelope Kokkinides pursued MD in public health at the Columbia University School of Public Health, Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences & Classical Languages from Binghamton University and Master’s Degree in Social Work at New York University. In mid-2015, he joined InnovaCare, and before that, she worked as the Chief Operating Officer and Clinical Operations at Aveta Inc. She has several years of experience within the managed care sector having operated in Medicare programs and Medicaid for more than two decades.

InnovaCare Health redefines management by developing innovative provider network models and high-quality Medicare Advantage & Medicaid plans. The facility is dedicated to offering cost-effective and sustainable models that are wholly integrated with the current most advanced technologies. With the altering healthcare and diverse setting, the InnovaCare Health executive team depends on vast experience in managed care to coordinate innovative and quality healthcare to patients in North America. Dr. Rick Shinto is the author of many articles in the health sector and presently provides the organization with new leadership skills. Read the company overview at