InnovaCare Health runs Medicare Advantage healthcare in Puerto Rico through its subsidiary MMM Holdings, including MMM Healthcare, which manages more than 250,000 policies in Puerto Rico.
The team running InnovaCare consists of experts with over 125 years in the delivery and management of healthcare. Their operational and administrative expertise allows them to provide high-level value-based care.
President and CEO of InnovaCare Health’s subsidiaries in Puerto Rico, Richard “Rick” Shinto, M.D., MBA has a proven track record of innovation and experience in physician-led managed care. Dr. Shinto began his medical career as an internist and pulmonologist in Southern California.
He received his B.S. from the University of California at Irvine, and his medical degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, with an M.B.A. from the University of Redlands. In addition, he has written several articles on healthcare and clinical medicine. With more than 25 years experience in managed care, Dr. Shinto has dedicated himself to providing value-based care in order to improve treatment and enhance patient lives.
Prior to his role with InnovaCare Health, Dr. Shinto served as President and CEO of Aveta Inc. Before Aventa, he was CEO of North American Medical Management California (NAMM California).
Dr. Shinto currently serves on the board of directors for the industry’s largest trade association, America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), and on the board of the leading association of physician organizations practicing delegated coordinated care, America’s Physician Groups (formerly CAPG).
Chief Administrative Officer Penelope Kokkinides rejoined InnovaCare Health in June of 2015. Penelope holds a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from Binghamton University; a master’s degree in social work from New York University, with continuing education in alcohol and substance abuse, and a master’s degree in public health from Columbia University School of Public Health.
She previously served an Chief Operating Officer of InnovaCare Health as well as Chief Operating Officer of Aveta Inc. Penelope brings 20 years of healthcare experience to her position. Her experience centers on strategic direction and overall managed care. She also served as Chief Operating Officer of Touchstone Health and Corporate Vice President for Care Management and Disease Management at AmeriChoice, a subsidiary of UnitedHealth Group, where she developed and implemented the company’s health model.