Dr. Rick Shinto: Pulmonologist and CEO

Dr. Rick Shinto: Pulmonologist and CEO

Dr. Richard Allan Shinto began his career with internships and pulmonology practice in Southern California over 30 years ago. Dr. Richard Shinto received his B.S. at the University of California at Irvine, he received his medical degree at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and received his M.B.A. from the private liberal arts University of Redlands in California.

Dr. Richard A. Shinto now serves as the Chief Executive Officer at InnovaCare Health Solutions. Prior to InnovaCare Health, Dr. Shinto had served as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer for many other large healthcare management corporations. Some of the corporations Dr. Shinto served include PMC Medicare Choice, Inc., Aveta Inc., Medical Pathway Management, MMM Healthcare, etc. A culmination of over 20 years experience under his belt in the healthcare management industry. It is no surprise that Dr. Richard Shinto has thrived after dedicating his time and sensitivity to the industry. It is said that a wise business man helps himself at the same degree he helps those around him to attain a different level of respect and success. High quality service is what InnovaCare has accomplished.

Dr. Rick Shinto has received numerous accolades. Such awards, include but are not limited to, the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year in the service category of the State of New Jersey. Dr. Rick Shinto has also written several articles on the topics of clinical medicine and healthcare management.

InnovaCare, Inc., provides Medicare and Medicaid Healthcare insurance services. According to Dr. Rick Shinto the main focus of InnovaCare is to provide high quality and affordable services to over 450,000 current beneficiaries throughout North America and Puerto Rico. On July 28, 2016 InnovaCare announced three leadership additions to the company. Starting with Penelope Kokkinides. She serves as the Chief Administrative Officer at InnovaCare. She has over 20 years experience in the healthcare management and government programs such as Medicaid and Medicare. Prior to InnovaCare, Penelope Kokkinides has served as Chief Operating Officer for Touchstone Health. She served as Corporate Vice President for AmeriChoice and as Executive Vice President for Centerlight Healthcare. InnovaCare’s next addition is Mike Sortino who has been named Chief Accounting Officer. Prior to InnovaCare, Mike Sortino served for nearly 6 years as the Chief Financial Officer for HHC Specialty. He has over 20 years experience in the insurance industry. InnovaCare’s third addition is Jonathan Meyers. Meyers serves as the Chief Actuary Officer. Jonathan Meyers has previously served as Chief Actuary Officer at HealthCare Partners in the State of New York. Meyers has also provided Employee Benefits Consulting to copious amounts of Employers and Unions. In addition, Jonathan Meyers has also served as the Director of Actuarial Services for Horizon BCBS in the State of New Jersey. According to Dr. Rick Shinto, the culmination of Penelope Kokkinides, Mike Sortino and Jonathan Meyers’s experience is what will solidify the deep rooted foundation of InnovaCare. Each addition with their respectful and experienced background bring new insight and professionalism to InnovaCare and its prospective future. InnovaCare believes that high quality service and consistency is what maintains a company among the greatest in the industry.


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