Meet Rick Shinto and Penelope Kokkinides the Brains Behind InnovaCare Health’s Success

InnovaCare Health is the number one provider of healthcare programs to the less privileged in North America. CEO Rick Shinto propelled this great company to the success it is enjoying today. Rick always believed in teamwork and he attained all this success by working together with his staff.


About Rick Shinto


Dr. Rick is the current president and CEO of InnovaCare Health Inc. He also served as the president and CEO of Aveta Inc from 2008 to 2012 when the company was sold. Before that, he was in the team of management.


Rick used the vast experience to make InnovaCare Health the successful entity it is today. As the CEO, he started many projects that have seen many needy patients get quality health care. Under his leadership, more than two hundred thousand patients have joined its membership program that has over 7500 employees. According to Rick, the health care does not only treat their patients, but they also educate them to create awareness. In addition, they give support to their loved ones when the patients are recovering.




The gestures mentioned above earned Rick Shinto Access to Caring Award. The award was presented to him at Wester University of health sciences.


On July 2016, InnovaCare Health Announced Three Additions to Leadership Team. Rick achieved great success by having a talented team of management on his side. One of these talented faces that were brought is Penelope Kokkinides. Before joining InnovaCare, Ms. Kokkinides was the Vice President of Center Light Healthcare. She has over 20 years’ experience in healthcare solution. She played a significant role in introducing and formulating ideas that were successful in the corporate world.


Penelope Kokkinides’s interview on IdeaMensch


Penelope said that every day to her is different and thinking about what to do the next day is what made her successful. She stated that taking time to be informed on what is happening in the industry is what makes successful entrepreneurs. Penelope Kokkinides also added that being organized and structured played a significant role in her success. She also added how technology has transformed how people conduct business. See Related Link for more information.


Last year, InnovaCare Health joined HHS initiative to reform payment models. They announced that they were pleased to work with Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network (LAN), which seeks to move the health system in the United States towards models that are based on quality and not quantity.