Joe Fagan

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May 02, 2017

The CEO of InnovaCare Health Inc., Rick Shinto’s Unwavering Support for the LAN

InnovaCare is the pride of Puerto because it is the leading Medicaid and Medicare Advantage organization mandated to provide healthcare related services. On August 2, 2016, the organization announced its involvement in embracing the modern Health Care Treatment Payment Learning and Action Network (LAN). The LAN entails a partnership between the public and private sector that seeks to upgrade the U.S health system towards new payment models that focused on offering quality services rather than quantity.

Rick Shinto, the CEO of InnovaCare, cited that the announcement represented the unwavering commitment of the organization to help in the transition to alternative payment models in the health care industry. He added the collaboration of the organization and the LAN would assist in redefining the healthcare management through the provision of cost-effective, coordinated, and innovative models. Thus, the payment reforms would build a resilient relationship between patients and providers.

InnovaCare significantly supports the mission of LAN that entails accelerating the change to alternative payment models. Moreover, the organization had formulated its goals that support payment reforms. According to a statement made by the InnovaCare, they support the goals of the LAN, which include making 30 percent of U.S. health care payments to adopt the alternative payment models (APM) by 2016 and another 50 percent by 2018. InnovaCare pledged to help in surveying quantitative data and grouping payments based on APM Framework. Learn more about Penelope on Bizjournals.

Insights of the LAN

The LAN has a list of around 100 organizations including private, public, and non-profits sectors whose aim entails transforming the health care sector and emphasizing of quality rather than quantity services. The Chief Administrative Officer of InnovaCare, Penelope Kokkinides, cited that working with the other committed partners of the LAN would ultimately help the organization spread the APMs throughout the health industry.

The Other Career Experiences of Penelope Kokkinides

Before rejoining Innovacare in June 2015, Penelope worked at InnovaCare, Inc. as the Chief Operating Officer. She also served at Aveta Inc. as the Chief Operating Officer as well as VP of Clinical Operations. Before that, Penelope Kokkinides worked at Centerlight HealthCare where she was the Executive VP and Chief Operating Officer. She also served as a COO at Touchstone Health as well as the corporate VP for Disease Management and Care Management.

InnovaCare Health Inc.

InnovaCare is a leading health care provider in Puerto Rico and operates health plans including PMC Medicare Choice, Inc. and MMM Healthcare, Inc. The organization’s membership base includes over 200,000 individuals who are served by a network of more than 7,500 providers. It is dedicated to providing quality and affordable health care services. Visit Bloomberg.com for more info on Penelope Kokkinides.

April 17, 2017

Julie Zuckerberg Shapes The Talent Acquisition Process In Deutsche Bank

Julie Zuckerberg, the Talent Acquisition Recruitment Lead of Deutsche Bank U.S., is very focused to bring the best talents from diverse background to firm’s umbrella. Her strategies have played a bigger role in shaping the talent acquisition strategies of the bank. She understands the importance of being part of a well-known financial institution which has businesses across the world, and hence, she looks for solutions that can be modeled by other institutions. She is also very keen to reflect the firm’s mission in its recruitment strategies and looks for brand building in talent acquisition as well. In her current role, she works with senior leadership to lead and negotiate offers on Director and Managing Director levels in various verticals coming under Deutsche Bank U.S. division. It includes GTO, infrastructure, asset management, and private, commercial, and wealth clients. She is also consulted by the leadership of the firm and its executive committees on framing the recruitment policies, best practices, and hiring governance to bring the diverse talents from various backgrounds. Julie provides strategic directions and training various recruitment teams and also supporting recruitment from entry level offers to complex senior level offers.

 

 

Julie started her career with Hudson in 2002 as the Director of Candidates Placement. During the period she took care various recruitments from case managers to attorneys and gave training and information on the benefits, opportunities, and working conditions to the new hires. Julie also worked as a link between employees and the management and conducted coaching, employee counseling, and conflict resolution. In 2007, she left for Citi as the Vice President with the role of Executive Recruiter and offered full-cycle recruitments on Director and Managing Director posts for Citi business verticals. She was regularly consulted by the senior leadership of the firm in competitive markets, recruitment strategies, compensation trends, and talents. Julie was responsible for developing and negotiating complex job offers in deferred awards, relocation, clawbacks, equity buyouts, and immigration, by consulting with the main stakeholders of each vertical. She actively involves in sourcing talents globally by working with talent acquisition teams across different regions, onboard them, and complete the international relocation process. In November 2013, she joined New York Life Insurance Company as Corporate Vice President for four months before joining Deutsche Bank. During the period, Julie worked as the Client Relationship Lead and took care of various experienced hires across the country.

 

 

Before starting the career, Julie completed her graduation in Philosophy from the Brooklyn College, City University of New York. She has diverse skill sets related to recruitment process including Conflict resolution, succession planning, behavioral interviewing, executive search, etc., and that makes her highly successful in her roles and responsibilities. Her hobbies include photography, running, technology news, and arts. She is very interested in human rights, economic issues, civil rights, animal welfare, science, and technology. She is active on social media platforms like Facebook and finds time to explore the art festivals and shows in New York. Julie is also actively involved in driving compliance and ethics on corporates and are part of Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE).