InnovaCare Health and its Top Executives: Rick Shinto and Penelope Kokkinides

About InnovaCare Health

InnovaCare Health is a provider of healthcare programs and is headquartered in Fort Lee, New Jersey. The company offers services through two divisions that are Medicare Advantage Programs and Provider Networks. The company’s two primary programs are MMM Healthcare and PMC Medicare Choice.

Rick Shinto: President and CEO of InnovaCare Health

Rick Shinto has more than two decades of experience in the healthcare industry. He started his career as a pulmonologist and specialist of internal medicine in Southern California. He worked at MedPartners as the vice president who was tasked with medical management. He also worked at Cal Optimal Health as a senior medical officer. At Pathways Management Company, he was the operations manager and CMO, and he was the senior officer tasked with medical management at North American Medical Management of California. He started working at Aveta Inc. in 2008. He started with this company as a member of the management team but was later appointed to president. Mr. Shinto stayed at Aveta Inc. until it was sold in 2012. His current position is the president and chief executive officer at InnovaCare Health.

Mr. Shinto earned his bachelor’s of science degree at the University of California at Irvine. He also attended the State University of New York at Stony Brook and received his medical degree. At the University of Redlands, he attained his M.B.A.

He has won a number of awards for his dedication to making healthcare more attainable. Mr. Shinto was given the Access to Caring Award and named the Entrepreneur of the Year in 2012. In 2018, he was named a Top Minority Executive. He serves on the board of directors at America’s Physician Groups and America’s Health Insurance Plans and was previously on the Financial Solvency Standards Board for the California Department of Managed Care.

Penelope Kokkinides: Chief Administrative Officer at InnovaCare Health

Penelope Kokkinides has extensive experience designing and managing healthcare and clinical programs. She has worked with government programs that include Medicaid and Medicare. At Centerlight HealthCare, she was the chief management officer who was charged with the managed care division. Penelope Kokkinides also worked at Touchstone Health as the head of operations. At AmeriChoice, she was the corporate vice president of the disease management and care management division. She was also the vice president and chief operating officer at Aveta Inc. Ms. Kokkinides is the current chief administrative officer at InnovaCare Health.

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A Closer Look at Elysium Health

Elysium Health was founded in 2014 by Dr. Leonard Guarente, Eric Marcotulli,  and Dan Alminana. Dr. Guarente, in addition to his duties as the chief scientist of Elysium Health, is the director of the Glenn Center for Biology of Aging at MIT. During his scientific career, he conducted significant research on the molecular and genetic causes of aging.

Elysium Health’s main goal is to translate advances in science and technology into clinically validated health products that work. Right now, the company sells the supplement Basis. This supplement works to increase levels of NAD+ in our cells.

NAD+ is an essential coenzyme to many of our cellular functions, including circadian rhythms, energy creation, DNA protection, and hundreds of others. As we get older, our levels of NAD+ decline naturally. Basis supports cellular functions and, as a result, our cellular well-being by increasing levels of NAD+.

Basis is clinically-proven to increase levels of NAD+ by an average of 40 percent in humans. Elysium Health put the supplement through a clinical trial in 2016 that showed these results. The science journal npj: Aging and Mechanisms of Disease published these results.

Basis is designed for long-term use and is available for purchase on Elysium Health’s website. Since each jar of Basis contains about a month’s worth of supplement, there is a variety of subscriptions available to purchase. An ongoing subscription costs $50 per month. The most popular deal is the six-month subscription for $270, which ends up as $45 per month. An individual jar of the supplement is also available for purchase for $60.

Elysium Health is also developing new products that focus on the microbiome, cognitive health, skin health, muscle function, and circadian rhythms. These products are in various stages of pre-clinical and clinical trials.

More information on Elysium Health, the company’s team of scientists, and the science behind Basis can be found on Elysium’s website

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