Penelope Kokkinides is currently the Chief Administrative Officer at InnovaCare, Inc. 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 25 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 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 care model.
Kokkinides holds a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences and classical languages from Binghamton University; a master’s degree in social work and a post-master’s advanced degree in alcohol and substance abuse from New York University, and a master’s degree in public health from Columbia University School of Public Health and is in process of completing her doctorate in public administration.
Kokkinides is the recipient of Top Women in Business Award, the Lifetime Achievement Award from InnovaCare Health, as well as other numerous Awards. In 2017, she was selected to participate in Women in Healthcare Panel at the White House. In addition, Kokkinides is a member of the Board of Directors for the Brooklyn Tech Alumni Association, Fundación Dorada in Puerto Rico, St. Francis College in Brooklyn, NY and The Cradle of Aviation Museum in Long Island, NY.