Richard Shinto: Making InnovaCare Great

Despite health being a conscious priority in today’s society, not many people actually know about healthcare innovators and leaders. One of the today’s greatest healthcare leaders is Dr. Richard Shinto. For more than 20 years, Dr. Shinto has worked in managed care; specializing in working with clinical and operational healthcare.

Currently, he serves as President and CEO of InnovaCare, Inc. Prior to InnovaCare, he dedicated much of his time to Aveta Inc. After Aveta’s sale in 2012, he moved to InnovaCare and began assisting the company in its mission to redefine healthcare management. He’s regarded as the company’s greatest medical asset.

Of his many accomplishments with InnovaCare, making InnovaCare is the biggest provider of managed care in Puerto Rico is his most renowned. That victory earned him the position of CEO of InnovaCare’s Health Plans. Like many other physicians, Dr. Shinto is a practicing physician and maintains his medical license.

It’s not just Dr. Shinto who’s making InnovaCare Great. The company culture is all about its patients. InnovaCare’s foundation is set in such a way that it naturally brings success. InnovaCare is all about redefining today’s healthcare management. Leaders like Dr. Shinto give the company the most impact.

The other side of InnovaCare’s culture is responsible leadership. While having brilliant leaders who focus mainly on patient-health is great; it’s really up to the stakeholders to hold themselves accountable to their customers. Great companies have stakeholders who believe in high levels of transparency and providing the best quality possible.

Aside from Dr. Shinto’s contributions, InnovaCare is also grateful to have Penelope Kokkinides rejoin the leadership. A few years ago, Penelope Kokkinides left her COO position at InnovaCare for a higher position at another company. In 2015, she rejoined the company and started serving as the new Chief Administrative Officer.

Like Dr. Shinto, Kokkinides spent more than 20 years in the managed care industry. In her case, she focused more on the business and model development area. In a way, the Chief Administrative position suits her better than COO. She’s an expert at developing clinical programs.

As for her credentials, her Bachelor’s she earned from Binghamton University. Her first Master’s, she earned from New York University. And her last to master’s, she earned from Columbia University School of Public Health.