The Healthcare Management Careers of Dr. Shinto and Ms. Kokkinides

Executives of InnovaCare Health Solutions, a globally acclaimed Medicaid and Medicare company that offer health care solutions in Puerto Rico, have announced the participation of the firm in the Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network (LAN). Being a dedicated partner of LAN, InnovaCare backs the mission of LAN of speeding up the shift to alternative payment models. InnovaCare has come up with actionable organizational strategies on BizJournals for implementing the payment reform.

Dr. Richard Shinto

Dr. Richard Shinto is a professional in internal medicine and pulmonology. Currently, he manages the operations initiative of InnovaCare Health as the CEO On Crunchbase. He boasts more than 20 years of operational administration and clinical experience in healthcare. He is also the CEO and chairperson of MMM Holdings, Inc. Prior to joining MMM Holdings, Dr. Rich was the COO and CMO for Medical Pathways Management Company. After serving as the VP of MedPartners between 1995 and 1997, he joined California’s Cal Optima Health Plan.

Education and Honors

Dr. Rick is a proud alumnus of the Irvine-based University of California, Stony Brook-headquartered University of New York, and the renowned University of Redland. He holds a Bachelor’s degree, medical degree, and MBA. He has bagged several accolades for his achievements in healthcare management sector on Dr. Shinto was named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year for his outstanding service in the State of New Jersey. This honor goes to competent executives who demonstrate excellence and unparalleled success in the disciplines of innovation, financial outcome, and dedication towards transforming their firms and communities.

Penelope Kokkinides

Kokkinides works closely with Dr. Rick Shinto in steering InnovaCare Health Solutions to the top of the healthcare sector. In her position as InnovaCare’s chief administrative officer, Penelope Kokkinides has streamlined the operations of InnovaCare. She has cut down structural costs and improved operational efficiency. Penelope Kokkinides has collective health care experience of managing government programs, Medicaid and Medicare. Kokkinides has in-depth knowledge and competency in creating clinical programs and directing health care operations and processes with a special drive for enhancing efficiencies as well as organizational structure. Penelope Kokkinides has been an executive leader of various health management companies, including Aveta Inc., Touchstone Health, Centerlight HealthCare, and AmeriChoice.


Penelope Kokkinides joined Binghamton University and majored in the fields of classical languages and biological sciences. Later, she trained as a social worker at the New York University and earned her postgraduate in social work. Kokkinides holds an MPH and postmaster’s degree in alcohol and substance abuse.

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