InnovaCare Health CEO, Rick Shinto, Welcomes Three New Executives to his Management Team


In July 2016, InnovaCare Health announced the addition of three new executives to its leadership ranks. The announcement was made by company CEO, Richard “Rick” Shinto, M.D., who said that the new executives each brought a wealth of experience into the company and added that he was pleased to welcome them. Below are the three leaders.

  1. Penelope Kokkinides

Penelope Kokkinides joins InnovaCare as its Chief Administration Officer and has over two decades of experience working in the healthcare industry. She has specialized in government programs like Medicaid and Medicare Advantage Plans. She also has extensive knowledge in the development of managed healthcare processes, clinical programs, and operations focusing on improving organizational infrastructure and enhancing efficiencies. Check her interview with Ideamensch.com.

Penelope Kokkinides has served in several executive capacities during her career. These include Centerlight HealthCare’s Executive V.P and COO, Touchstone Health’s COO, and a Corporate V.P for AmeriChoice (UnitedHealth Group).

  1. Mike Sortino

Mike Sortino was named the company’s Chief Accounting Officer. He previously worked for Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance and Houston Casualty Company.

  1. Jonathan Meyers

Jonathan Meyers joins InnovaCare as its Chief Actuary Officer. Before joining the company, he worked for Horizon BCBS and HealthCare Partners. He has also done some consultancy work for top businesses in the United States.

InnovaCare Health

InnovaCare Health provides second to none managed healthcare services in America. It concentrates on two primary healthcare avenues namely Provider Networks as well as Medicaid Programs and Medicare Advantage plans. The company provides quality healthcare services and has created sustainable models that are not only cost-effective but also fully integrated with today’s advanced technologies.

InnovaCare Health operates two successful Medicare Advantage Plans based in Puerto Rico – PMC Medicare Choice and MMM Healthcare. Both programs have a combined membership of over 200,000 people and serve a vast network that includes over 7,500 providers. The company also operates two other Medicaid Plans that fall within the Puerto Rican Government Health Plan. Through its provider networks and Medicare Advantage programs, the company strives to redefine healthcare management in North America and solve some of the industry’s complex healthcare challenges.

Richard Shinto

InnovaCare President and CEO, Richard Shinto, has over 20 years of operational and clinical experience with a specialty in managed care. He joined the company in 2008 from Aveta Inc. His rich resume also includes management stints in entities like NAMM California, Pathways Management Company, MedPartners, and Cal Optima Health Plan. Today, he writes articles on clinical medicine and healthcare.