Penelope Kokkinides is presently the Chief Administrative Officer at Innovacare, a firm that provides Medicare Advantage Plans in America. She rejoined Innovacare in 2015 after leaving the firm to pursue other interests. She forms an integral part of the firm more so because she brings a great deal of expertise from her former jobs. Under the leadership of the firm’s CEO and President, Dr. Rick Shinto, she has overseen the growth of the company particularly on managing healthcare processes and operations. Consequently, she has dramatically improved the company’s efficiency and achieved significant success in developing the firm’s infrastructure.
Penelope Kokkinides has served in various institutions as an expert in managed care; she served as the Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Centerlight Health Care where she was responsible for strategic direction for managed care; Chief Operating officer at Touchstone health; and Corporate Vice President for Care Management and Disease Management at AmeriChoice. Notably, she developed the company’s health model at AmeriChoice.
As an advocate for quality medical care, Kokkinides was among the 8-woman panel that met with Donald Trump to discuss issues related to women’s health. While at it, she addressed the state of health in Puerto Rico, emphasizing the need for the government to prioritize medical care for the inhabitants of the island. Further, she urged the president to increase government funding to allow the people living in the island to access affordable health care. All these measures are geared towards making health care available for the vulnerable individuals in Puerto Rico.
Worth noting, Innovacare is the leading provider of health services in Puerto Rico; currently, more than 560, 000 individuals from the island are benefiting from its program. As part of its responsibility, Innovacare played a significant role in the recovery from Hurricane Maria that annihilated most parts of the island and caused the death of many people as well. Kokkinides is positive that the government will consider funding Medicare Advantage to ensure that Innovacare continues to offer medical care for Puerto Ricans. To achieve her objective of taking health care to a larger population in the island, she has convinced Trump administration to increase the budget allocation for Medical Advantage. Her sole purpose is to see that the people of Puerto Rico receive more or less the same medical care as the rest of the population in the mainland.