Rick Shinto brings history of innovative health to Inova Care

Richard Shinto has led a distinguished medical career. As with many doctors, he started out with an internship and a residency before entering private practice. Although he no longer practices medicine directly, he has over twenty years of experience in clinical practice. He brings his experience to his job every day, striving to provide the best possible service to InnovaCare’s customers and trying to make sure the company’s investors get the maximum return on their investments.

Before coming to lead InnovaCare, Shinto served as chief executive officer of Aveta, and he held this post from 2008 to 2012. Before coming to Aveta, he served as Chief Medical officer at MMM Healthcare and served as a member of the management board for North American Medical Management of Illinois, according to Bloomberg.com

Before he started his career in medicine, he studied biology at the University of California and earned his medical degree at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He holds a license to practice as an intern and a pulmonologist.

When he worked for Aveta Inc, Dr. Rick Shinto received the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. This award is giving to up and coming or established entrepreneurs who have shown potential and leadership, according to businesswire.com Doctor Shinto has also published many papers on medicine in clinical journals.

Shinto brought on three new executives to help him run Innovacare. Penelope Kokkinides now serves as the company’s chief administrative officer. Kokkinides has over twenty years of experience dealing with government programs, especially Medicaid and Medicare, according to hmronline.com

Kokkinides will be joined by Mike Sortino. Sortino will sever Innovacare as the chief accounting officer. Before joining the company, he worked as the controller for the Samsung Fire and Marine Insurance Company. Sortino was also the chief financial officer for HCC Specialty.

Jonathan Mayers finishes out the additions, and he will serve as Chief Actuary officer.

The new executive board members should allow InnovaCare to get the full benefit of government programs. Leveraging Medicaid and Medicare has increased the revenue of many health insurance firms. The Affordable Care Act increased the revenue for many insurance and healthcare companies.