InnovaCare Health Executives And CEO Rich Shinto Are Dedicated To Serving Seniors In Puerto Rico

In August 2006, InnovaCare Health in Puerto Rico announced that Penelope Kokkinides joined their executive team as chief administrative officer. President and Chief Executive Officer Richard Shinto, M.D. stated that her expertise with Medicare and Medicaid programs would prove invaluable to the Medicare Advantage plan company. Before joining InnovaCare, Kokkinides held executive positions at Centerlight HealthCare, Touchstone Health and AmeriChoice. Kokkinides earned a B.S. degree from Binghamton University, majoring in both classical languages and biological sciences. She earned two M.S. degrees, one in social work from New York University and one in public health from Columbia University. Read more about Rick on Businesswire.

Shinto’s educational background and job history is equally impressive. After earning his medical degree from the State University of New York and an M.B.A. from the University of Redlands, Shinto practiced medicine as a pulmonologist and an internist. Later, Rick Shinto served as the chief medical officer at Cal Optima Health Plan, Medical Pathways Management Company and NAMM. In 2014, Shinto received the Access to Caring Award at Western University of Health Sciences annual gala the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim. Accepting his award, Shinto said, “In Puerto Rico, we’ve been dedicated to integrating behavioral health and medical care into the lives of our more than 200,000 seniors. Over the past several years our company has been able to introduce new strategies to enhance the quality and access to care to a population that has been plagued by poverty, by lack of education, and a shortage of health care providers.”

Kokkinides traveled to the White House in April 2017 to participate in a roundtable discussion hosted by Donald Trump and CMS Administrator Seema Verma, where she conferred with the seven other participants about federal healthcare legislation. As any dedicated executive would do, Kokkinides advocated for increasing the funding for Medicare Advantage in Puerto Rico.

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In Puerto Rico, InnovaCare Health operates physician practice services as well as MMM Healthcare and PMC Medicare Choice, the island’s leading Medicare Advantage plans, serving more than 200,000 men and women. Both Medicare Advantage plans earned the Commendable Accreditation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance; no other Medicare Advantage plans in Puerto Rico can make such a claim.

Whitney Wolfe Is Set To Open The Hive

Dating apps have become a popular way to meet people and look for relationships with todays younger generations. Whitney Wolfe’s Bumble is one of the newer yet widely successful apps on the market. What separates Bumble from other apps is the unique option it gives users when setting up their profiles. They get to decide if they want to use the app for dating or specifically for Bumble BFF. The BFF option is strictly for making friends, whether you’re out traveling or wants some new besties to add to your circle in your hometown.

In addition to the launch of Bumble BFF, Bumble is set to open a sweet new spot called The Hive. The Hive will serve as a place for coffee dates, friends hanging out after work for a drink, or anyone who simply wants to check it out. The New York City hangout will offer both a full alcohol and coffee bar but with limited hours. They will only be open from Thursday’s through Sunday’s. As of right now, The Hive is a temporary meet up spot expected to last just one month and during that time all proceeds will go to charity.

Whitney Wolfe, founder and CEO of Bumble, is the mastermind behind The Hive. She initially created this app as a way for women to have the opportunity to choose who they want to date. The way Bumble is set up, women are the ones who get to hit like, only after that they will show up in the men’s feed. This is what sets it apart from many other dating apps. Whitney Wolfe’s site also has the option to be used in BIZZ or BFF mode.

Due to Whitney Wolfe’s unique and trending work in the social media world, she has won many awards and recognitions. Her most recent was being named one of Forbes 30 Under 30. Whitney Wolfe has been in the tech field for many years and continues to invent new app ideas every day.