InnovaCare Health adds Penelope Kokkinides in new leadership additions

InnovaCare Health’s management recently announced Jonathan Meyers, Penelope Kokkinides, and Mike Sortino as the new additions to their teams. These new hires come at a time that the organization is looking to improve on its services and foster positive change to the managed health care industry. These new hires were announced by the organization’s Chief Executive Officer and President, Rick Shinto. During this announcement, Rick expressed his hopes that the three new hires will help the organization fulfill its mission and achieve its goals.

A blessing to InnovaCare Health

The three newly hired executives bring a lot of talent and experience to InnovaCare Health. This will be very crucial in helping the company achieve its goals of revolutionizing health payments systems. The organization is pushing the entire industry to shift to a quality-based payment system rather than the traditional quantity-based system. The new talent and experience brought in by the new hires will be essential in this.

Jonathan Meyers who was hired as the Chief Actuary Officer has a lot of experience in working at high profile healthcare sector organizations. Prior to his appointment for the new job, Meyers worked at Horizon BCBS – the top New Jersey health plans carrier – as the Medicare and Medicaid Director of Actuarial Services. Before this, he worked at Heritage Medical Systems’ New York-based HealthCare Partners as the Chief Actuary.

Before joining InnovaCare Health, Penelope Kokkinides had over 20 years in managed healthcare sector experience. She had built her career around Medicare and Medicaid. She is now the new Chief Administrative Officer and is expected to use her expertise to improve the already better health plans offered by the organization. She previously worked at CenterLight HealthCare as the Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President.

Mike Sortino was appointed InnovaCare’s Chief Accounting Officer. He also has a great career record having worked for Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance Company as its Controller. He has also worked as the Chief Financial Officer at HCC Specialty.

About InnovaCare

InnovaCare is today the largest Puerto Rico based health plan provider. This organization is made up of over 120 years of service to the community of the island. Over the years, InnovaCare has been fundamental in driving positive change in the managed health care sector. Currently, the organization is working alongside other partners to improve medical care systems in the country. This move will see to it that patients across the nation receive quality healthcare.

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OSI’s Management Team is Tops

Two recent posts on Patch.com’s Chicago page covered two key players on OSI Industries leadership team. The first is President and COO David McDonald, and the second is Sheldon Lavin. For those who don’t follow the food industry, OSI is a leader in global food distribution. The ‘O’ and the ‘S’ in OSI refer to Otto & Sons, the progenitors of OSI Industries. From its roots as a family-owned meat processor, OSI has grown to become the 58th-largest US company, and with an estimated value of $6.1 billion, it is one of the largest privately held companies in the US. OSI Industries grew in tandem with the McDonald’s fast food chain. David McDonald is a former Iowa farm boy, so he knows the origins of OSI’s primary product, processed meats. He attended Iowa State University, graduating with a degree in animal science.

David was awarded the Wallace E. Barron Outstanding Senior Award during his final year. McDonald remains active in Iowa State alumni activities. As COO and President of an international company with about 20,000 employees working in 65 different countries, McDonald played a role in OSI Industries’ substantial expansion in China. And McDonald was deeply involved in the company’s acquisition of Dutch deli meats and snack food producer, Baho Foods. He played a similar part in acquiring Flagship Europe — now called Creative Foods Europe. Sheldon Lavin’s history with OSI Industries goes back much further.

When Otto & Sons grew to become one of McDonald’s favored meat providers, they planned a significant expansion. Sheldon was a key figure in arranging the financial package that allowed the successful expansion to occur. Otto & Sons immediately began lobbying him to join the company. Sheldon declined on that first occasion. Ultimately he would come aboard some time later as a consultant, and would eventually, in the early 2000’s, gain full control of OSI. He currently serves as CEO and Chairman. Now, near the end of a long and successful career, Sheldon Lavin continues to look to the future and the ever more important challenge facing OSI Industries, and indeed all industries, sustainability. It speaks well of the man that Sheldon remains so in touch with the needs and values of a changing world.