Richard Shinto and his cultivated leadership team at InnovaCare Health work to provide patients with affordable and worthwhile medical coverage. Operating out of Fort Lee, New Jersey, InnovaCare specializes in Medicare Advantage and Medicaid Programs, as well as managing a provider network of top physicians. Much of the company’s success can be attributed to Dr. Shinto, the CEO and President since 2012. He keeps the company focused on their number one value of patients coming first. Under his leadership, the company has recruited excellent talent and grown to be the largest medical care provider in Puerto Rico. Read more about Rick on Businesswire.
Dr. Shinto’s career began by earning a B.S. degree from the University of California. He later earned a medical degree from the University of New York and an M.B.A. from the University of Redlands. Throughout his 20 years in healthcare, he has worked as a pulmonologist and internist, as well as serving as a leader at several companies. Prior to InnovaCare, he was the CEO and President of Aveta Inc. from 2008 to 2012. During this time, he earned the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year Award. In 2014, InnovaCare won the Access to Caring Award from Western University, thanks to Dr. Shinto’s work in providing affordable, quality healthcare.
Most recently, Dr. Rick Shinto has focused on improving the quality of leadership at InnovaCare. July 2016 saw the addition of three new faces to their team. Jonathan Meyers is their new Chief Actuary Officer, and has formerly served as the Director of Actuarial Services for Horizon BCBS. Michael Sortino is now the Chief Accounting Officer, and his history includes working as the Controller of Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance Co. Lastly, Dr. Shinto brought InnovaCare’s former Chief Operating Officer Penelope Kokkinides back as their new Chief Administrative Officer. Her expertise with government programs makes her the perfect fit for InnovaCare’s Medicare and Medicaid services.
Since coming back, Kokkinides has been working to improve their programs in Puerto Rico. These two affiliates are MMM Healthcare and PMC Medicare, and both are NCQA accredited providers with a customer satisfaction rating over 90 percent. In March, Kokkinides met with President Trump to discuss increased funding and support to these programs to ensure no one is left without coverage. The combination of these programs cover over 560,000 beneficiaries, making them the largest providers on the island.