Dr. Richard A. Shinto is the driving force behind the impeccable success of InnovaCare Health. The organization’s CEO has had a very successful reign at the helm and has managed to help InnovaCare grow into the big firm it is today. Shinto has had a colorful 21-year career in managed healthcare, making him an icon in his right within the sector. Shinto now resides in New Jersey, the hometown of InnovaCare Health. View the company profile at LinkedIn.
Career and Awards
Dr. Shinto’s medical career took shape in 1996 when MedPartners hired him as an executive in its Medical Management department. Prior to this job, he had spent a year in South California working as an intern. At the time, he had completed his MBA at the University of Redlands, and a medical degree from the Stone Brook’s State University of New York. After serving MedPartners for a year, Shinto relocated to Orange County, still in California, after he was contracted by Cal Optima Health Plan to serve as its CMO. Since then, he has offered his expertise at organizations, such as NAMM California, Medical Pathways Management Company, PMC Medicare Choice, Inc., MMM Healthcare, Inc., and Aveta Inc.
In recognition of his commitment and innovative approach to managed healthcare, Shinto has scooped prestigious awards severally. In 2012, for example, he took home the Ernest &Young Entrepreneur Award. He received the award on June 27 in a colorful event hosted at the Hyatt New Brunswick.
Richard Announces New Executives for InnovaCare
In July last year, Richard Shinto announced the addition of three new executives who would work alongside him in fostering the growth of InnovaCare Health. Jonathan Meyers, formerly of Horizon BCBS, was named as the new chief actuary officer. Mike Sortino, the former Controller of Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance Co., Ltd., was named as the new officer responsible for financial matters. Finally, Shinto announced the new operations leader as Penelope Kokkinides, former COO at Centerlight HealthCare.
The Profile of Penelope
Richard and InnovaCare got everything right by appointing Penelope Kokkinides to her new role. An alumnus of Columbia, New York, and Binghamton universities, Penelope brought with her over 20 years of experience to InnovaCare. She has an extensive background in managed healthcare, having worked for the industry’s most reputable organizations. Previously, she worked as COO at Touchstone Health and as corporate vice president for AmeriChoice’ Care Management and Disease Management.
InnovaCare is the leader in managed healthcare in New Jersey and the entire North America. Its services are offered through a couple of medical programs; the Medical Advantage & Medicaid program and the Provider Networks program.