Penelope Kokkinides – Chief Administrative Officer, InnovaCare Health
Penelope Kokkinides is currently the Chief Administrative Officer at InnovaCare, Inc. She rejoined the company in June of 2015. Previously, Kokkinides had served as Chief Operating Officer of InnovaCare, Inc. and Chief Operating Officer of Aveta Inc. as well as Vice President of Clinical Operations. Kokkinides has more than 20 years of health care experience specializing in government programs (Medicare and Medicaid) and the managed care industry. She has extensive knowledge and expertise in developing clinical programs and managing health care processes and operations with a focus on improving efficiencies and organizational infrastructure.
Prior to rejoining InnovaCare, Inc., Kokkinides served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Centerlight HealthCare where she was responsible for overall management and strategic direction of the managed care division, Chief Operating Officer of Touchstone Health and Corporate Vice President for Care Management and Disease Management at AmeriChoice, a business unit of UnitedHealth Group, where she was instrumental in developing and implementing the company’s health model.
Kokkinides holds a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences and classical languages from Binghamton University; master’s degree in social work from New York University and a post-master’s program advanced degree in alcohol and substance abuse, and a master’s degree in public health from Columbia University School of Public Health.