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.

Doug Levitt: Showing The Heart Of The Struggling

Doug Levitt has shown that he has a heart for the struggling. He is also willing to show others that these people also have a heart. This is the reason that he is writing a book which is a compilation of stories called The Greyhound Diaries. The method that he has used is to travel and meet people who are traveling on Greyhound. One thing that could be said about Greyhound is that it attracts a lot of people that are in a major struggle. One of the reasons that people travel by Greyhound is because they are defeated by their struggles and are willing to start over.

Doug Levitt as a singer and songwriter is not only willing to put these stories into his book, but is also willing to convert these stories into songs. A lot of these stories are heart breaking for people that read them. They are filled with warm moments. Yet, they are also filled with tragedies and moments that will bring people to tears.

Levitt has gone on to spread awareness about his book. He does encourage people to read it and go through the stories of people he has talked to. People of all walks and positions in life will be able to take something from The Greyhound Diaries. For one thing, it allows people to know that the struggling and downtrodden are actually doing what they can to improve their situation. It also shows people that are struggling that they are not alone. People that are also in the struggle can also get the encouragement they need in order to keep going.

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Talk Fusion Video Chat Nominated As The Best In The Industry

Since 2007, Talk Fusion, has offered innovative communications solutions to both consumers and businesses. However, some of its latest offering have garnered worldwide interest. For instance, the Talk Fusion Video Chat product is recently nominated as the recipient of Communications Solutions Products of the Year Award from the Technology Marketing Corporation. For Talk Fusion, this is the second award it received from TMC in the last six months.

According to Rich Tehrani, CEO of Technology Marketing Corporation, the award represents the best of best when it comes to communications technology. In a similar statement, the CEO of Talk Fusion, Bob Reina, appreciated the efforts of his IT team. He also added that his team will continue to introduce innovative products as this is just the beginning of great things to come in the near future.

The award was given for the enhancements in the Talk Fusion Video Chat technology. Based on the WebRTC technology, the software allows companies and individuals to initiate face to face video calls on any device that includes smartphones, tablets and desktop computers. Available on iTunes and Google Play Services, anyone can easily download the software. Actually, the award also demonstrates the continued momentum across the revolutionary cross-communication platform, which improved significantly since it was nominated for the first award, three months earlier.

In less than a year, Talk Fusion not only upgraded its platform significantly, but it also introduced WebRTC recorder. Beside, offers user-friendly information on the product, which also includes a 30 day free trial.

Since 2007, Talk Fusion has been offering innovative products that are known for their user-friendly interface and stable environment. Unlike its competitors, Talk Fusion has empowered its workforce to market its products face-to-face. As such, the product range is available in more than 140 countries around the globe. The company also claims to offer the first all-in-one Video Marketing Solution. The marketing solution will enable businesses to improve customer service by solving problems instantly.


Lime Crime: Doe Deere’s Success

If you’re looking for a bit of inspiration, here’s a story that will help you to follow your true passions. Meet Doe Deere, creator of the cosmetics line, Lime Crime. Doe started out loving makeup as a young child. Her love for vibrant colors and experimenting with them followed her into adulthood, where she decided to create her own collection of cosmetics. It was a hobby turned business overnight, and now she has found true success and can call this passion her career.

She started out by opening an eBay store that featured a handful of her cosmetic products. Lime Crime took off right away and soon the orders were flowing in. At that point, she decided it was time to expand the business. Though the name originally stemmed from her love of the color lime green, it just seemed to stick. She does wish she could have modified the name but she had become so well known at that stage of the game.

Lime Crime is a highly unique collection of bold and beautiful cosmetic products. They feature a collection of vibrant lipsticks, which are all the rage right now. When you see the products, you won’t be surprised at the success because everything is so on trend for 2016. You’ve never seen a line quite like this and will love it for it’s uniqueness alone.

It IS possible to turn your passion into a career and that is what Doe proves to us. She was even awarded for being one of the top inspiring women entrepreneurs for this year, which is no shocker. Well, in her cases, her Facebook fanbase are her unicorns, but you get the picture.

Diversant: Thoughtful and Passionate

I admire companies like Diversant. They are an IT staffing company and they are incredibly skilled at what they do. I love it when a company truly cares about people and cares about their future. They want to set you up right and make sure you are properly prepared for whatever the road lies ahead. You can’t always predict it, as life can be really surprising and really throw you some curve balls, but they can give you some tips on how to handle certain situations and certain problems that are sure to arise, as life is not perfect. Nothing is perfect, which is why you need the preparation.

They often say that life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you react to it. They want to make sure that if something arises, you know how to react to it as your reaction is vital in a situation like this. If you have the wrong reaction, it can really have an ill effect. If anyone knows how to handle situations, it is John Goullet, the principal of Diversant and a member of their leadership and advisory board. This is a man that used to run his own company, by the way, in Info Technologies, and this was a company that would find solutions for Fortune 500 companies. Within five years, they were making $30 million in revenue.

He can help shape young minds and get them ready for whatever is around the corner, no matter how big or small it is. The great thing about John is that he is not afraid to share his wisdom. He isn’t selfish and he isn’t the kind of person that wants to keep all of his tips and secrets to himself. He wants to pass them onto the next generation and get them ready for the future. They say the children are our future and even though they aren’t children, these men and women in the IT world are our future.

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How James Dondero Plans to Use Charity to Create Lasting Legacy

Hedge fund manager James Dondero recently appointed Linda Owen to lead Highland Capital Management’s charity division. This is seen as a move by Dondero to create a lasting legacy through charity. Linda is one of the most famous civic leaders in Dallas. Being an influential leader and philanthropist with an extensive grassroots network, Linda has an understanding about community projects that need financial backing. At one point, she headed the Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation.

Building a Lasting Social Impact

James Dondero appointed Linda to the position because of her experience. He wanted the firm’s humanitarian division to be more tactful in its efforts. Over the past few years, Dondero has been supporting several charitable causes through HCM. The firm has also redefined its corporate social responsibility arm to ensure that its donations go a long way in building a lasting legacy. Linda’s appointment is therefore timely because she will spearhead Highland Capital’s humanitarian efforts. She will join forces with The Dallas Foundation to ensure that the donations are properly utilized.

Each year, Highland Capital Management bestows over 3 million dollars to support various organizations. The donations are given directly from the firm’s coffers, or through The Dallas Foundation. To date, it has benefitted the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, Perot Museum of Nature, the Center for Brain Health and the Dallas Zoo, among other organizations. To ensure that the funds are properly utilized, Highland Capital provides guidance concerning proper administration of the funds.

James Dondero in Brief

The Dallas resident is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Highland Capital Management. Dondero graduated from the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce. He is also an accredited accountant and financial analyst. Jim’s career started at GIC, a subsidiary of Protective Life. He helped the firm to record profits. It similarly grew its asset base to nearly two billion dollars.

Under Dondero’s headship, Highland Capital Management has made a name for itself by being a prominent member of the financial services fraternity.