Penelope Kokkinides, CAO Of InnovaCare, Shares Her Thoughts
Penelope Kokkinides works with InnovaCare as the company’s Chief Administrative Officer. Kokkinides took on the role at InnovaCare Health in 2015 after serving previously with the company in the roles of Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of the company’s clinical operations.
InnovaCare, Inc. provides managed healthcare services, operating the leading health plans in Puerto Rico – MMM Healthcare, LLC (MMM) and PMC Medicare Choice, LLC (PMC) whose membership base includes more than 190,000 individuals, served by a network of over 7,500 providers. InnovaCare Health offers the island’s only NCQA-accredited health plans.
InnovaCare is committed to providing members with quality healthcare by creating sustainable models of managed care that are coordinated, cost-effective, innovative and fully integrated with advanced technologies.
Before working with InnovaCare, Penelope Kokkinides served as the COO of Centerlight HealthCare and had the responsibility of directing the company’s managed care division. Kokkinides has also worked with Touchstone Health and AmeriChoice in various capacities.
Kokkinides attended Binghamton University where she earned bachelor’s degrees in classical languages and biological sciences. She would then go on to New York University where she earned a master’s degree in social work. Kokkinides would then round out her formal education at Columbia University with a post master’s degree program in substance abuse and a second master’s in public health.
Recently Ms. Kokkinides took a moment to answer a handful of interesting questions.
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What is a typical day in your life like
To be honest, no two days in my life ever look the same. Each new day is unique which forces me to stay alert and on my toes. I do a lot of traveling and have learned to maintain my level of production even when traveling from one place to another.
Portable chargers are a must as I use my laptop and phone to maintain production while I am on the move.
How do your many ideas become reality
That one is easy. I have the best team possible. This is important both when attempting to formulate ideas as well as when it is time to implement them. There is a synergy among us that allows each individual to perform at their highest level possible.
What is one trend that presently has you excited
Technology has provided for a level interconnectivity that has never been seen before. I am excited by the ability to connect with people anywhere in the world when I want. This technology has changed the way that all business is conducted around the globe.
What is a habit of yours that leads to more productivity
I spend time each night thinking about what needs to be accomplished the next day. Things like meetings I must attend and figure how I can facilitate the rapid movement of any projects that I am currently working on.
Can you tell us the best $100 you recently spent?
The thing that comes to mind is materials to prepare my godchild for tests necessary to attend a specialized high school.