Boasting over two decades of healthcare experience specializing in Medicare and Medicaid government programs, and the managed care industry, Penelope Kokkinides is the current Chief Administrative Officer at InnovaCare. Her extensive knowledge and expertise in managing healthcare process and developing clinical programs have seen her work with the top caregivers.
Before rejoining InnovaCare in 2015, Penelope was the Executive Vice President for Centerlight healthcare, the Chief Operating Officer of Touchstone health and AmeriChoice Corporate Vice Chair President for Care Management and Disease management. In all her positions she was either in charge of developing health model or providing direction for managed care division.
All the creativity and knowledge base of Kokkinides is owned to her efforts in obtaining a bachelors degree from Binghamton University in biological sciences and classical languages, a masters degree from New York University in social work. While in Columbia University School of Public Health she obtained masters in public health and a post-masters advanced degree in alcohol and substance abuse.
Penelope work at InnovaCare
Working for InnovaCare- a leading provider of quality managed healthcare services in Puerto Rico has placed Kokkinides as one of the most depended on health caregivers. This is in line with the recent natural disaster hurricane Maria that hit Puerto Rico. As expected, the damage left behind needed immediate attention starting with the health services.
As the leading caregiver institution, InnovaCare has had to face the crisis head on! Kokkinides together with other executives from the company are dedicated to helping Puerto Ricans recover. They have set up Medicare Mucho program that provides food, counsel and care to residents requiring assistance. Additionally, the company offers specific health care needs including disease prevention and drug management. InnovaCare also offers referrals to specialized health care services.
To further the overall need for improvement in health care in Puerto Rico, Penelope was invited to the women in health care panel at the white house. In this recent meeting with president Trump, Kokkinides showed that she is keen to see better health services in Puerto Rico when she proposed increment on funds for the InnovaCare Medical Advantage program and also had roundtable discussions with Seema Verma CMS Administrator about creating new legislation that will improve health care policies and procedures.
InnovaCare provides quality health care by building models that are affordable, sustainable and that incorporate the most advanced technology and Kokkinides is at the front of it.