InnovaCare Health is one of the leading healthcare companies in North America, providing managed healthcare services. The organization specializes in physician services, Medicaid as well as Medicare Advantage Programs. The company managed to rise to the top as a result of its commitment to quality healthcare by creating models which are sustainable and cost effective through its two primary avenues of care, Medicare Advantage and Provider Networks. InnovaCare Health aims to redefine healthcare management in order for it to meet the challenges of the complex healthcare environment.
The organization is being driven by Dr. Rick Shinto, who serves as its Chief Executive Officer and President. His strong academic and professional record makes him the right person for the job, having more than 2 decades of experiences in the healthcare field. He holds an MBA and BS degree from the University of Redlands and the University of California respectively, and received his medical degree from the State University of New York.
Prior to joining InnovaCare, Dr. Shinto had several important roles in a number of companies within the healthcare sector. He was the Chief Executive Officer of MMM Healthcare, Aveta, Inc, and PMC Medicare Choice. Additionally, he was also the President of Aveta, and the Chief Medical Officer of NAMM California, and of Medical Pathways management Company. During his time at Aveta, Dr. Shinto won the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year award, an honor which distinguishes outstanding entrepreneurs who showed success and excellence in such areas as personal commitment, innovation, and finance.
Another important figure at the helm of InnovaCare Health is Penelope Kokkinides, who acts as the company’s Chief Administrative Officer. She rejoined the company back in 2015, and in the past she served as the Chief Operating Officer and the Vice President of Clinical Operations. She has experience in government healthcare programs, and is knowledgeable in the development of clinical programs as well as management of healthcare operations. Prior to working with InnovaCare, she was the Chief Operating Officer of Touchstone Health and the Corporate Vice President of Americhoice.
The strong leadership team continued to expand in 2018, when Peter Zafris joined InnovaCare Health as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing, and Frank Izquierdo got named the Vice President of Corporate Contracting and Network Development. Zafris has as strong background in the field, having experienced in managed care strategic planning as well as business development. On the other side, Izquierdo has over 25 years of experience in healthcare management operations, focusing on Medicare Advantage plans.