Penelope Kokkinides was elected the Chief Administration Officer of InnovaCare Health in 2015. She has over 20 years’ experience in the in healthcare industry after serving in government programs mostly in the Medicare and Medicaid. Over the years she has been in practice, she has made enormous contributions in managing healthcare processes, developing healthcare programs and focusing her expertise on improving efficiency in service delivery and organizational infrastructure.
Previous Positions and Responsibilities
Before being elected the CAO of InnovaCare, Penelope was serving as the Chief Operating Officer with the same organization. She was also the Chief Officer of Aveta Inc. and also acted as the Vice-President of Clinical Operations in the organization. She has also served as the Chief Operating Officer and the Executive Vice President at Centerlight Health Care. In this capacity, Kokkinides was in charge of overall management and strategic direction of the care division.
She was also the COO at Touchstone Health and the Care and Disease Management at AmeriChoice, which is a UnitedHealth Groups business unit. In this position, Penelope spearheaded the development and implementation of the company’s health model.
Penelope’s Secret to Success
In her position, Penelope spends a lot of time on the road, and it is when she is on the road, or air that she finds her peace. She believes working together with her team helps her, develop not only ideas but also implement them. To her, teamwork is a two way where they can rely on her, and she also relies on them. Penelope Kokkinides also takes most of her free time, which is usually at night; thinking of what she can do to make things move forward and what needs to be done.
Penelope Kokkinides had a degree in biological sciences and classical languages from the University of Binghamton and attended New York University for masters in social network. She also attended the Columbia University of Public Health where she received postmaster’s program in alcohol and substance abuse and master’s in public health. Read more about her interview on Ideamensch
About InnovaCare Health
InnovaCare is a North American healthcare provider which focuses on providing quality patient-power relationships. The company operates two care plans, the Medicare Advantage and Medicaid Programs and Provider Networks. Through this two plan, InnovaCare is able to quality and accessible healthcare services to all patients.
The organization performs under strong leadership, corporate integrity and results-oriented goals which enable them to achieve the end goal, quality medical care.