InnovaCare Health, is a leading Medicare Advantage and Medicaid organization based in Puerto Rico. The healthcare services provider has boosted its leadership team by bringing on board three new experienced executives. The new additions were confirmed by the President and CEO of InnovaCare Health, Rick Shinto, M.D.
Jonathan Meyers is the new chief actuary officer at InnovaCare Health. Prior to his appointment, he was the actuarial services director, Medicaid and Medicare for Horizon BCBS. He was also at HealthCare Partners (New York), as the Chief Actuary. HealthCare Partners is a division of the heritage medical systems and Meyers acted as the VP and CFO of Managed Care at different times. He has in the past offered Employee Benefits Consulting to big Unions and Employers like International Paper, Johnson & Johnson, SEIU 1199 and others.
Penelope Kokkinides was appointed as the new chief administrative officer at InnovaCare Health. She brings to the leadership team an experience of over 20 years of government programs specialization (Medicaid and Medicare) as well as the managed care industry. She has a deep expertise and knowledge in the development of clinical programs and management of healthcare operations and processes. All this she does with a focus to improve the efficiency and organizational structure. Penelope Kokkinides has held various executive roles that include being the chief operating officer and executive vice president at Centerlight HealthCare. She was charged with strategic direction and overall management in the managed care division.
Mike Sortino has been hired to be the chief accounting officer. He previously was at Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance Company as the controller. Earlier on he had been at HCC Specialty for more than five years as the chief financial officer on withknown.com. He has more than 20 years of relevant experience in the reinsurance and insurance industries and a further five years in the field of public accounting.
About Richard Shinto, M.D.
Richard Shinto is the current President and CEO of InnovaCare Incorporated. He heads the Innovacare health plans in Puerto Rico. He has over 20 years experience in operational and clinical healthcare experience in the managed care industry. He holds a B.S. from University of California at Irvine, a medical degree awarded by the State University of New York at Stony Brook and an MBA from University of Redlands.
Shinto was pleased to announce the newest additions to the organization. He stated that their rich experience, professional integrity and expertise were the values that InnovaCare Health seeks in its leaders. Shinto expressed his delight at having them in the leadership team.