When it comes to providing top quality healthcare programs to underserved people in North America, InnovaCare Health Solutions is truly an industry leader in the market. Dr. Richard Shinto has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of InnovaCare, Inc. (formerly Aveta) from 2008 until it was sold in 2012. To this day, Dr. Shinto remains active and fulfills a role as CEO of InnovaCare’e Health Plans in Puerto Rico. Of note is the fact that Dr. Shinto has over 20 years of clinical and operational healthcare experience prior joining Aveta Inc since he is a medical doctor himself. Before acquiring his title as CEO of Aveta (the precursor to InnovaCare), Dr. Shinto served as Chief Medical Officer of NAMM California. Going back even further, Dr. Shinto’s background becomes even more impressive; as an example, prior to joining NAMM, Dr. Shinto was serving as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Medical Officer for Medical Pathways Management Company. He is also proud of his experiences as Chief Medical Officer for Cal Optima Health Plan in Orange County, as well as having been a tenure internist and pulmonologist in his practice at Southern California. Visit their website at Innovacarehealth.com.
While serving at InnovaCare Health, Dr. Shinto has proudly launched several successful humanitarian projects helping underprivileged patients gain access to appropriate healthcare. Thanks to his leadership skills and kindness, InnovaCare Health has seen over 200,000 individuals join its membership program. However, Dr. Shinto’s humanitarian vision does not stop there; he indicates to us that providing easy access to Medicare and Medicaid is only part of the solution in helping families support their treatment needs. He also believes that proper education on healthcare, along with adequate mentoring and support to families is vital. This is why such empathetic humanitarian acts by Dr. Shinto to families and communities, has won him the prestigious “Access to Caring Award” from Wester University of Health sciences.
Acting as another powerful partner is Mrs. Penelope Kokkinides. She is the Chief Administrative Officer at InnovaCare, Inc, which she rejoined in 2015. Prior to that, Mrs. Kokkinides was busy with her roles as Chief Operating Officer of InnovaCare, Inc., Chief Operating Officer at Aveta Inc., as well as Vice-president of Clinical Operations. Her health care experiences in government programs (Medicare and Medicaid) span over 20 years! Her focus involves improving bureaucratic and organizational infrastructure inefficiencies; therefore She and Dr. Shinto form a powerful alliance. Visit danielestraus.org to know more about Innova Care.