Ms. Penelope Kokkinides was the operating officer at the Innovacare health solutions from 2006 to 2012. She also served in Aveta Inc as the chief operating officer. From 2008 she served at Touchstones as the chief operating officer. For over two decades now she has the experience of managing healthcare and has specialized in government programs. Before joining Aveta, she served as the corporate vice president for care and management and disease management at the Americhoice which is a business unit of united health group, here she was vital in the development and implementation of the healthcare model.
Penelope Kokkinides graduated from the Binghamton University with the B.S in biological sciences and classical languages, and she later joined New York University for her first masters in social work, she finally did her second masters at Columbia University where she specialized with public health. She did language fluency in Greek.
Invited in Whitehouse Penelope Kokkinides was among seven other women invited to a panel by united states president Donald Trump to sit at a roundtable to discuss about health affairs. During the meeting she mentioned the importance of fund increment for Medicare as from the year 2011 there was federal funding cut in Puerto Rico for Medicare which dropped the advantage by an annual amount of about $1 billion an amount that is significantly inappropriate to the reductions in the united states.
Penelope Kokkinides recommended that fixing of the cuts be done since it’s not only an important thing to do, but it is a responsible thing because when the Medicaid system collapses in Puerto Rico there will be many people who will be forced to migrate from the island headed for the states where their Medicaid cost may have gone higher three to four times. Days after meeting president Trump released a notice, and that final notice provided favorable changes for the Puerto Rico healthcare systems.
Innovacare, Inc gives health services in Puerto Rico and manages other two government Medicaid plans within the area which brings broad benefit coverage through a structured care model. Invacare also is dedicated to offering the island with accredited health plans and world-class healthcare services through creating sustainable models of monitored care, cost friendly, innovative and integrated technology. To sum all this Ms. Penelope Kokkinides presence in the healthcare systems for over 20 years has brought massive changes that have benefited both Puerto Ricans and the United States.