Dr. Rick Shinto, the CEO of InnovaCare, recently made several changes to the leadership of the company in an effort to improve its organizational efforts. For those unaware, InnovaCare is a healthcare organization that specializes in helping people in Puerto Rico get access to Medicaid and Medicare Advantage. Despite the complexities of this mission, Dr. Shinto and his team have seen considerable success and continue to help those in need on a daily basis. In fact, it could be argued that it is precisely because of these successes that there has been a greater need for Dr. Shinto to bring in new team members.
The first of these new recruiting efforts is Jonathan Meyers, who has stepped into the role of Chief Actuary Officer. Although Meyers has served as the Chief Actuary Officer for other healthcare-related organizations, he is also known for his work with a variety of unions and large-scale employers. By building a reputation for having both valuable insight and experience, Meyers was the clear and obvious choice for InnovaCare’s position.
Dr. Rick Shinto then brought on Penelope Kokkinides as his Chief Administrative Officer. Kokkinides has been working in the healthcare industry for several decades, ensuring that she is more than equipped for any situation that InnovaCare might find itself in. In fact, she has served in a strategic capacity for a number of organizations, including AmeriChoice. Given her expertise in developing a company’s health model from the ground up, she is poised to be one of InnovaCare’s greatest assets.
The last change that Dr. Rick Shinto has made to the leadership team is with the hiring of Mike Sortino, who will take on the role of Chief Accounting Officer at InnovaCare. In this capacity, Sortino will bring his unique experience with the insurance industry to InnovaCare. Before joining the team, Sortino had previously spent more than 20 years in the insurance industry in a variety of roles, and also did considerable work as a public accountant.
For his part, Dr. Shinto believes that these hires are reflective of InnovaCare’s plans for the future. Dr. Shinto hopes to restructure the current team and develop a viable plan for InnovaCare’s expansion. With the health insurance landscape constantly changing, and especially with a new presidential administration in January, Dr. Shinto hopes that InnovaCare will be well-equipped for whatever comes its way.
Before serving as the Chief Executive Officer of InnovaCare, Dr. Rick Shinto was previously the Chief Executive Officer of Aveta and MMM Healthcare. With several decades of clinical expertise, there are few executives in the healthcare industry who are as knowledgeable as Dr. Rick Shinto.