Bringing the Samurai Back To Life

An appearance on The History Channel as a guest expert for one of the channel’s series can elevate a person who is an expert in their field. The person can now be known by many people outside their realm of expertise. An example of this is the appearance in the three part series Tales of the Gun by Michael Zomber. He had the honor and privilege of appearing as an expert and demonstrating to the viewers his vast knowledge of antique firearms. It was an opportunity for many viewers to get to know him for the first time and follow up those appearances with a purchase of one of his books.

One of the shows was entitled “Guns of the Orient.” Zomber is recognized as an expert concerning the weapons and armour utilized by the Japanese Samurai, so this series was just the vehicle to spotlight his knowledge. Michael Zomber has been a collector of antique firearms for over thirty years, but he is really a story teller.

He wrote a book entitled Soul of the Samurai which is an historical novel. Its time period is 17th Century Japan. Zomber also wrote about Christianity in Japan in a book entitled Jesus and the Samurai. He has also written about the Civil War in a book entitled A Son Of Kentucky and his book Park Avenue centered around art and auctions.

Michael Zomber is a special individual with a passion for preserving the past through the vehicle of antique firearms. He is just the type of person The History Channel needs to spotlight.

Richard Shinto and Penelope Kokkinides, InnovaCare’s Top Leadership

About Richard Shinto

Currently, Rick Shinto serves as InnovaCare’s Health Plans President and Chief Executive Officer in Puerto Rico. Previously, Shinto was Aveta’s CEO and President between 2008 and 2012. Before joining InnovaCare, Richard Shinto served on the board of management team.

Dr. Shinto has over two decades of experience in operational healthcare on and clinically managed care. Before his way up as Aveta’s CEO, Dr. Shinto worked as California’s Chief Medical Officer of NAMM. Besides, Shinto also served as the Chief Medical Officer of Medical Pathways. After serving as MedPartners’ Corporate Vice President, Dr. Shinto left for California-based Cal Optima Health Plan as its Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Shinto’s career began as a pulmonologist and internist in Southern California.

Besides his profession as a medical officer, Dr. Shinto is an author. He is an author of several clinical medicine and healthcare articles. Dr. Shinto holds a B.S from California University as well as a medical degree from the State University, New York.

Penelope Kokkinides

Penelope Kokkinides is the incumbent Chief Administrative Officer of InnovaCare Health. She rejoined InnovaCare in 2015 after serving as its Chief Operating Officer before. Before joining InnovaCare, Penelope worked at Clinical Operations and Aveta Inc., as the Vice President and Chief Operating Officer respectively. Having worked in government health care programs, Medicaid and Medicare, Kokkinides has an extensive experience in the world of healthcare and managed care. Leveraging her extensive background in health care, Penelope Kokkinides is an expert in the development of clinical programs and healthcare models. Throughout her career, Kokkinides has contributed significantly towards the development of processes and infrastructure in the health care sector.

Previously, Penelope Kokkinides was Centerlight HealthCare’s Executive Vice President and Head of Operations. Here, Penelope was in charge of strategic planning and overall management of managed care division. While working at AmeriChoice, a business unit of United Health Group, Kokkinide would oversee operations in the managed care department. Her presence at AmeriChoice is noteworthy as she was instrumental in the development and execution of the organization’s health model.

Read the article at Open Minds about Penelope.

About InnovaCare Health

InnovaCare Health is Puerto Rico’s largest provider of managed health care. Through Medicaid and Medicare Advantage plans and Provider Network, InnovaCare Health commits to providing access to quality healthcare. Over the years, InnovaCare creates sustainable and cost-effective health care models to provide access to quality health care.

The New York City Human Rights Watch Dog

Thor Halvorssen is the leader of the Human Rights Foundation based in New York City. He is 39 years old. Thor and his prototypes believe in the importance of individual liberty and human rights.

They consider human rights as non-debatable discussions. Thor is extraradical and does not take time executing stereotypical ‘sad-sack’ movements like most human rights activists.

According to Crunchbase, Thor Halvorssen was raised in Caracas Venezuela and descends from a lineage of both Norwegian and Venezuelan leaders. Oystein, his matrilineal grandfather, was the famous Norwegian king’s delegate in Venezuela in the course of the Second World War. His grandfather is known for diverting all of the Norway trade fleets to Venezuelans and getting to war with Germans who opposed his move.

His father was tortured in Caracas detention centers after he exposed the government extortion during the Venezuela drug wars. His mother is also a descendant of Bolívar’s Simón, the liberator.

His mother is a close relative of Cristóbal Mendoza, the first Venezuelan president. She got wounded during a demonstration against the Hugo Chávez regime.

Leopoldo López Thor’s first cousin was also a critic of the Chavista regime. He still serves a Venezuelan political prisoner jail detainment. In many parts, Halvorssen is considered as an important critic of dictatorship regimes in Latin American and some of the traditional funding institutions. He, however, refuses to accept traditional designs and considers himself a liberal classic in the Venezuelan Chávez left-wing.

His firm is ready and willing to disparage all types of dictators and does not consider employee political inclinations as long as they maintain his mission to eradicate tyranny from the world. HRF’s staff is selected from all over the world and strives to uncover tyranny and push for political prisoner’s release. Read more: Thor Halvorssen | Facebook

The Foundation has recently published child labor practices in American farm kids, commonly known as the Tobacco’s Hidden Children. The organization remains the world’s leading human rights watchdog being served with the veteran leadership of Thor Halvorssen.