InnovaCare Health’s Chief Administrative Officer Penelope Kokkinides was educated at the State University of New York’s Binghamton campus and Columbia University of New York City. Her well-rounded experience in the healthcare industry stretches back more than two decades and includes extensive knowledge gained from working in government healthcare programs such as Medicaid and Medicare. Penelope is part of an outstanding group of executives at InnovaCare Health that includes the company’s founder as well as Chief Executive Officer Rick Shinto, Chief Accounting Officer Mike Sortino and Chief Actuary Officer Jonathan Meyers. The entire team brings together a unique set of individual skills and experiences that make for the perfect combination that allows InnovaCare Health to serve its clients at the highest levels of service.
Before she joined the outstanding executive team at InnovaCare Health, Penelope Kokkinides held the position of Executive Vice President along with the role of Chief Operating Officer with Centerlight Health. She held a similar position before that with Touchstone Health. Over her years of administrative experience in the health field, Penelope has developed a significant amount of experience in the development of clinical programs.
Recently, Penelope Kokkinides served on an eight-woman panel that met with President Donald Trump at the White House in order to discuss topics related to women in the healthcare field. Penelope used the opportunity to bring up the critical topic of the healthcare situation in Puerto Rico, an area that InnovaCare Health is heavily invested in. InnovaCare is a leader in providing services related to health care issues in Puerto Rico and has been a key figure in the recovery from Hurricane Maria, spearheading efforts to set up emergency clinics.
Penelope Kokkinides’s presentation to President Trump included placing stress on how important it is that federal funding to critical programs such as Medicare Advantage in the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico is enlarged. These vital programs have seen drastic budget cuts since 2011, cuts that have been much much larger than the cuts that have been enacted in the United States. Penelope has come out of this meeting very optimistic that the Trump administration is on the side of favoring changes in the funding of Medicare Advantage. The program is the most popular healthcare plan on the island of Puerto Rico and InnovaCare is currently serving in excess of 560,000 individuals who receive benefits from the program. InnovaCare Health has several subsidiaries such as PMC Medicare Choice as well as MMM Healthcare that are major administrators of this vital program for Puerto Rico’s citizens.