Managed care is an ever-changing environment. Managed care companies always need to be on their toes and aware of the next big developments and innovations in order to properly provide their patients with value-based and quality care. Without a strong executive team, managed care companies like InnovaCare would not be able to work with their plans, patients, and physicians to help get their customers the best and most affordable care that they can offer. Luckily for InnovaCare Health, Richard Shinto and Penelope Kokkindes are working hard to make things happen.
Richard Shinto graduated from the University of New York Stony Brook Medical School before finding his start in medicine in Southern California. Shinto worked hard to make it into several different companies that helped with managed healthcare, finally working his way into the executive team of Aveta, Inc. For over 20 years, Shinto has worked in managed health, building up his list of contacts and a wealth of knowledge that continues to serve him to this day. After several years as the CEO of Aveta, Inc. Shinto moved over to InnovaCare where he has been the Chief Executive Officer ever since.
Penelope Kokkindes made the move from Aveta along with Shinto. She started her career by earning her social work degree from New York University and a Masters in Public Health from Columbia. She served as the Vice President of a division of United Health Group for several years before moving over into the Chief Operating Officer position of Aveta, Inc. After several years, she switched roles along with Shinto into the COO position at InnovaCare Health.
The business that InnovaCare Health does is directly suited to the management styles of these two individuals. With a combined 40 years of experience in healthcare, both of these individuals know exactly how to work with plan managers, Medicare, Medicaid, and the many other stakeholders that have a say in the business to get their patients the best care for them. Shinto implemented the three pillars of culture, leadership, and governance in the Company and made it part of the Company’s mission to follow these three pillars. With these pillars, Shinto explains that they are able to work in any diverse market and build a structure that optimizes their results no matter what the location or economic status of that area.
Shinto has won several awards for his work in medicine, including earning the prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, as well as being named Modern Healthcare’s top 25 Minority Executive. With Kokkinides at his side, great things are to come for InnovaCare Health.