InnovaCare Health, Inc. is a company that offers solutions for healthcare by utilizing a network of medical service organizations, health plans, and clinical networks. InnovaCare Health is based in New Jersey and has the goal of increasing availability of affordable healthcare. InnovaCare Health has received accreditation from the NCOA for its Medicare and Medicare Advantage programs. One of the reasons Innovacare Health is so successful is because of its excellent leadership. One of these stand out leaders is Chief Administrative Officer, Penelope Kokkinides. Penelope previously served at InnovaCare Health from 2009 to 2014 as the Chief Operating Officer. She rejoined the company in 2016.
Before serving at InnovaCare Health, Penelope worked as the Chief Operating Officer of Aveta Inc. She also served as Schief Operating Officer at Touchstone Health. She also has worked at AmeriChoice. Penelope attended Binghamton University for her Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences. She obtained her master’s degree in social work from New York University and received another master’s degree from Columbia University in Public Health.
Penelope has taken a keen interest in the healthcare of Puerto Ricans in light of the hurricane that has ravaged the island. She was invited to the White House as part of a women’s panel discussion with seven other women to speak with President Donald Trump. Penelope did not hold back while talking to the President. She pointed out that if the Medicare Advantage program fails in Puerto Rico, many Puerto Ricans will be forced to move to the States, where the cost of their health care could but up to four times higher than what they would be in Puerto Rico. She pointed out that in order to avoid a complete health care crisis, the President needs to fund Medicare Advantage in Puerto Rico.
Penelope is an excellent leader. She is pushing to ensure that everyone has access to affordable health care options. She is also championing the cause of Puerto Ricans who are still mired in the disaster that was left last year. Her admirable leadership qualities will undoubtedly continue to have a positive impact in InnovaCare Health and on health care issues in storm-ravaged Puerto Rico.