It is difficult to find a woman that is dedicated, hardworking and humble as Penelope Kokkinides. She has worked her way to the top of the medical industry through determination and a principle of caring for the people around her. Teamwork and leadership according to a recent interview are what makes her successful.
Penelope is a graduate of Binghamton University where she received her Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences and languages. She went on to pursue the fountain of knowledge at New York University where she received a masters in social work. Penelope Kokkinides also undertook a postmasters programme in alcohol and substance abuse. Her thirst for knowledge was not quenched at this point as she went to receive a masters in public health from Columbia University School of Public health. Education is one of the things that have catapulted her to being a medical industry leader over the year.
Kokkinides has over 20 years experience in the medical industry. After completing her degree in social works, she joined United Healthcare where she worked her way up to be the Vice president of Disease Management and Control. Penelope was the Vice president of Americhoice a subsidiary of United Healthcare when she decided to join Aveta .inc. She worked as the Vice president of Clinical operations until she left in 2008 to join Touchstone as the Chief Operations Officer.
It was not until one year later that Penelope Kokkinides decided she wanted to be the Chief Operations Officer of Innovacare Health Services. She continued working tirelessly in this for 5 years until on the January of 2014, she left to Centre light Health System as an Executive Vice President and a Chief Operations Officer. However, it took only six months to go back to where her heart was. Penelope joined Innovacare health as the Chief Administration Officer. This is the position she currently holds since June 2015.
Penelope Kokkinides role in the medical industry saw her invited to the White House by President Trump. The meeting that was intended to discuss issues to do with Women in Healthcare, gave Penelope a chance to request what was in her heart. She asked CMS administrator Seema to consider increasing the for Medicare Advantage for the Puerto Ricans. She felt that the cuts were unfair to the people of Puerto Rico and fiscally it did not make sense. Her plea was considered by Seema Verma and the adjustments were positive in nature to the advantage of the Puerto Ricans.