Rick Shinto and Penelope Kokkinides Welcome New Leadership

Recently, Medicare giant InnovaCare Health added three new leaders to the team. Offering Medicare Advantage Plans and other healthcare policies in Puerto Rico, InnovaCare Health has been a growing company under the leadership of CEO Rick Shinto and CAO Penelope Kokkinides. Due to growth, Rick Shinto chose to add three additional executives to the team to aid in the growth and transition of the company as they continue to develop programs for government related healthcare programs. Read more about her interview on Ideamensch.com

Jonathan Meyers, the Chief Actuary Officer, is one of the newest additions, having served as the Director of Actuarial Services. He also spent time working with Medicare and Medicaid for Horizon BCBS. Horizon is considered the largest organization for this in New Jersey. Additionally, Meyers spent time working with HealthCare Partners in New York, a Division of Heritage Medical Systems. At that time, Meyers contributed both as the CFO and as the Vice President of Managed Care.

Penelope Kokkinides had left the company and returned in 2015. When the announcement was made in 2016, the transition was still considered new and her position with the company had changed from the position she held prior to leaving the company. Acting now as the Chief Administrative Officer, Penelope was traveling a little less than she was prior, when she was acting as the CFO and the VP of Clinical Operations. Having a lot on her plate, Penelope was looking for other options, and ultimately ended up returning to work alongside Rick Shinto once again, according to HRMR Online.

Mike Sortino, another new addition has been named as the Chief Accounting Officer, and worked prior with Samsung Fire and Marine Insurance Company. He also served as the CFO of HCC Specialty, also known as Houston Casualty Company. Mike has more than 20 years of experience in the insurance marketplace, as well as having worked with reinsurance, he has a firm grasp for what these policies are about and why certain policies do not apply for all who may apply.

Each executive has been noted as having integrity and working with dignity to bring jobs to completion. Each individual has a background in a unique industry as well as unique gifts and talents that allow them to make a solid contribution to InnovaCare Health now and in the years to come.

Helane Morrison:A History Of Success A Every Level

San Francisco based financial services company Hall Capital Partners hired Helane Morrison as their chief compliance officer and general counsel in 2007. That proved to be a wise move. Within a few years they were so impressed with her work, they made her managing director and gave her a seat on the executive board. For people that know Morrison, her success at Hall Capital Partners does not come as a surprise. Helane Morrison has been successful everywhere she has gone. This has been true in college and in her career as a professional working in the legal field and with the Securities and Exchange Commission.


Helane Morrison started her college career at Northwestern University. After earning her B.A. in Journalism, she moved on to law school at the University of California at Berkley. While in law school, Morrison was selected editor-in-chief of the California Law Review. When she got her law degree, Helane Morrison served as a law clerk for two prominent judges. The first was Judge Richard Posen of the U.S. Court of Appeals. She followed that by spending a year clerking for Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun. Morrison then went on to a career in private practice.


As a young attorney Helane Morrison was hired by the California law firm of Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk & Rabkin in 1986. By 1991, she was named a partner in the firm. At the law firm Morrison’s work dealt primarily with business litigation. She also worked on private securities actions as well as SEC related matters. Morrison left the law firm in 1996 and was hired by the SEC as head of their San Francisco office. Again her exemplary work led to Helane Morrison being promoted. She became the first woman to be named an SEC regional director.


In her new job Morrison was responsible for regulatory issues, fraud litigation and securities law enforcement. While in that position Helane Morrison protected the public from fraudulent predators. She investigated top Fortune 500 companies for financial fraud and uncovered military personnel being victimized by fraudulent securities sales. Morrison also exposed Ernst and Young auditors were illegally destroying audit papers. See also defended senior citizens being defrauded, worked to eradicate insider trading and warned the public that online trading websites were potentially dangerous.


In 2007 Helane Morrison left the SEC and began a successful career with Hall Capital Partners that continues to today.