Penelope Kokkinides currently serves as the Chief Administrative Officer at InnovaCare Health Solutions, LLC. She was elected CAO on August 2016 after rejoining the company on June 2015. She also previously served as the Chief Operating Officer and vice president of clinical operations in the same company. Ms. Kokkinides has over twenty years of experience in government health care programs such as Medicaid and Medicare. She is exemplarily knowledgeable in creating, developing and managing clinical applications and healthcare operations with the aim of improving its efficiency, organizational structure, and productivity.
Penelope obtained a bachelors’ degree from Binghamton University where she majored in biological sciences and classical languages. She is also a holder of a social work masters’ degree and a post-masters’ advanced degree in substance and alcohol abuse from the University of New York. She also holds a public health masters’ degree from the University of Columbia, School of Public Health.
Before rejoining InnovaCare, Penelope served as the COO and Executive Vice President for Centerlight Healthcare, Corporate Vice President at Americhoice, a branch of UnitedHealth Group and COO of Touchstone Health. She is thus very experienced in the HealthCare sector and has greatly concerned in improving Puerto Rico’s healthcare. InnovaCare leaders formed an affiliate corporation to promote the healthcare needs of Puerto Ricans. The organization also oversees all operations of Medicare y Mucho Mas. MMM has been able to establish Recargate which has recently addressed its interest concerning the health needs of Puerto Ricans.
Being the CAO at InnovaCare, Penelope Kokkinides understands in deep what the segments of the healthcare. In connection to that, Penelope was among the eight women who met with President Donald Trump to discuss the legislation of healthcare at the White House. Kokkinides echoed the relevance of dedicating more funds to support the Medicare Advantage Platform of Puerto Rico. She also argued that the current management should consider revising the Medicare advantage Payments to benefit the people of Puerto Rico.
More to that, Kokkinides acknowledged that the island relies solely on the Medicaid system; thus the CMS should consider fixing the cuts to benefit these people. She further postulated that if Medicaid systems fail in Puerto Rico, many people would be forced to go to the States. This would pose a significant challenge in paying for medical services by the Puerto Ricans due to increase in costs.