Founded by Daniel Straus, InnovaCare Health is a leader when it comes to providing managed healthcare services in North America. The organization is committed to quality healthcare via its two main avenues of care, Medicare Advantage and Provider Network, by creating sustainable models that are also fully integrated with advanced technologies as well as cost effective. The company’s mission is to redefine healthcare management, and it focuses heavily on relationships between provider and patient.
At the helm of InnovaCare health is Dr. Rick Shinto, who serves as the organization’s Chief Executive Officer and President. His experienced spanning more than 2 decades makes him more than qualified to steer the organization in the right direction. He earned his medical degree from State University of New York, and also holds a B.S. and M.B.A. degree from the University of California and the University of Redlands respectively. Prior to joining InnovaCare, he worked for a number of companies within the healthcare sector, having executive roles. Among other roles, he was the CEO and President of Aveta, CEO at MMM Healthcare, COO and Chief Medical Officer for Medical Pathways Management, and CMO of NAMM California. Back in 2012, Dr. Rich Shinto earned the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of The Year award, which distinguishes outstanding entrepreneurs who managed to demonstrate success and excellence in areas such as personal commitment, finance, and innovation.
In the other corner there is Penelope Kokkinides, who serves as the Chief Administration Officer of InnovaCare Health. She rejoined the organization in 2015, and she previously served as InnovaCare’s COO and Vice President of Clinical Operations. Her experience in government healthcare programs and knowledge in areas such as the development of clinical programs and the management of healthcare operations makes her the right person for the job. In the past, she served as the COO and Executive Vice President at Centerlight Healthcare, and was also the COO of Touchstone Health and the Corporate Vice President of Americhoice.
Despite the strong leadership team at InnovaCare Health, the organization continues to expand its team and added 2 names in early 2018. Peter Zafris joined the organization as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing, and Frank Izquierdo was named the organization’s Vice President of Corporate Contracting and Network Development. Izquierdo brings over 25 years of healthcare management operations experience, while Zafris has a strong background in managed care strategic planning as well as business development.