InnovaCare Health recently announced the expansion of their leadership team with the addition of Peter Zafris and Frank Izquierdo. Zafris will join the company as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing, having a strong background in business development and managed care strategic planning. Izquierdo will join as the Vice President of Corporate Contracting and Network Development, having over 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry.



The leadership team of InnovaCare health is currently led by Rick Shinto, who acts as the organization’s President and Chief Executive Officer. He holds an MBA from Redland University, a BS from California University and earned his medical degree from the State University of New York. Prior to joining InnovaCare, Shinto worked for 6 years for AVETA Inc. as their CEO, up until 2012 when the company was sol. His resume also includes his work as Chief Medical Officer at the California-based NAMM.



During his time working for AVETA, Rick Shinto won the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, an award which recognize entrepreneur who are showing financial performance, commitment to success through their innovative ideas, and the desire to help their community. Since working for InnovaCare Health, he won the Access to Caring Award, during the Tribute to the Caring ceremony at the University of Health Sciences. In addition, he was honored in the Top 25 Minority Executive in Healthcare, an award he won back in 2012 as well. out




Another important figure that is part of InnovaCare Health’s leadership team is Penelope Kokkinides, who rejoined the company in 2015, and is serving as the company’s Chief Administrative Officer. She graduated from Binghamton University, and holds a post master’s degree in substance abuse and alcohol, and a master’s degree from the University of New York in social work. In the past, Kokkinides worked as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Centerlight Healthcare, managing health care strategic operations. In addition, she worked for Touchstone Health, as the company’s COO, and was the Corporate Vice President for AmeriCHoice, beign responsible for care management and disease management services. You can visit




InnovaCare Health is based in Fort Lee, New Jersey, and is an important provider of healthcare services in North America. They aim to redefine healthcare management in order to meet the challenges of the complex environment that healthcare has today. Their subsidiaries are building sustainable models of managed care which are considered to be innovative, driven by quality, and cost-effective.


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