Leadership

Our executive management team draws on decades of experience in health plan administration and networking, clinical operations and population health management to empower our partners to reach their full potential and succeed in delivering value-based care.

Our Team

Our executive management team draws on their proven leadership experience to help our partners reach their full potential and succeed in a value-based industry.

Corporate Leaders

Dr. Richard Shinto
President and CEO

Richard Shinto, M.D., MBA

Dr. Richard Shinto serves as President and CEO of InnovaCare Health. Dr. Shinto has more than 25 years of clinical and operational healthcare experience in managed care, with a proven track record of innovative, physician-led care models that improve quality, patient satisfaction and financial performance.
From 2008 until its sale in 2012, he served as President and CEO of Aveta, Inc. Dr. Shinto’s extensive experience spans across his roles as CEO of NAMM California, COO and CMO for Medical Pathways Management Company, Corporate Vice President of Medical Management for MedPartners and CMO for Cal Optima Health Plan.
In 2017, Dr. Shinto was elected to serve on the board of directors for America’s Health Insurance Plans, the industry’s largest trade association. He also serves on the Board of Directors for America’s Physician Groups and the Financial Solvency Standards Board for California Department of Managed Care.
Dr. Shinto received his Bachelor of Science from the University of California at Irvine, his medical degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and his M.B.A. from the University of Redlands.
Doug Malton
Chief Financial Officer

Douglas Malton

Douglas Malton currently serves as CFO of InnovaCare Health. He served in a number of senior management roles at Aveta, Inc. from the company’s founding in 2004, including Director and VP of Business Development, VP of Finance and most recently as CFO until its sale in 2012.
Prior to serving at Aveta, Malton was a member of the Straus Group where he focused on investing in the healthcare services sector. Prior to that, he spent more than seven years as an investment banker with Citigroup and Oppenheimer where he concentrated on debt and equity capital markets and mergers and acquisitions.
Malton received his bachelor’s degree in Microbiology from the University of New Hampshire and his Master of Science in Genetics from the University of Connecticut.
Penelope Kokkinides
Chief Administrative Officer

Penelope Kokkinides

Penelope Kokkinides currently serves as the Chief Administrative Officer for InnovaCare Health, having previously served as Chief Operating Officer. Kokkinides has more than 20 years of healthcare experience specializing in government programs and managed care, with an expertise in developing efficient clinical programs and managing healthcare operations.
Kokkinides previously served as COO and VP of Clinical Operations of Aveta, Inc. Prior to InnovaCare Health, she served as Executive Vice President and COO for Centerlight HealthCare, where she was responsible for overall management and strategic direction of the managed care division. Other roles include COO of Touchstone Health and Corporate Vice President for Care Management and Disease Management at AmeriChoice.
Kokkinides holds a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences and classical languages from Binghamton University, a master’s degree in social work and a post-master’s program advanced degree in alcohol and substance abuse from New York University, and a master’s degree in public health from Columbia University.
Rodman St. Clair, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer, InnovaCare Partners

Rodman St. Clair, M.D.

Rodman St. Clair, M.D serves as Chief Medical Officer for InnovaCare Health’s rapidly expanding MSO network, InnovaCare Partners. In this role, Dr. St. Clair oversees all physician operations and is responsible for quality, coding and medical cost management for InnovaCare Partners’ growing footprint. Dr. St. Clair is an experienced healthcare leader and has held several leadership positions with InnovaCare Health and its subsidiaries over the years. Prior to working with InnovaCare, St. Clair served in executive leadership positions with healthcare organizations such as PrimeCare, Aetna for the Greater Los Angeles Area and NAMM of California.

He received bachelor’s degrees from Southern Methodist University in Dallas and Southern Illinois University in Carbondale and attended medical school at the St. Louis University School of Medicine.

Steven Casper
Chief Operating Officer, InnovaCare Partners

Steve Casper

Steven Casper serves as the Chief Operating Officer of InnovaCare Partners, where he oversees the overall management and strategic direction of the MSO network.
Casper is a seasoned executive with more than 20 years of healthcare experience and most recently served as Chief Operating Officer with Healthy Partners, Inc. (HPI) in Jupiter, FL. Under his leadership, HPI was transformed into a market leader in the managed care space, achieved rapid growth, improved efficiency, and increased brand equity.
In addition to his leadership position at HPI, Casper has served as President of Dermpath Diagnostics, the market leader in the delivery of dermatopathology services, a division of Quest Diagnostics, Inc. Casper has served in various leadership capacities with additional national healthcare companies as well as a leading private equity firm, Summit Partners.
Casper received his bachelor’s degree from Boston College’s Morrisey College of Arts and Science.
Michael Holland
Chief Development Officer

Michael Holland

Michael Holland serves as the Chief Development Officer for InnovaCare Health where he oversees InnovaCare’s growth strategy and leads the overall development initiatives, strategic acquisitions and partnerships for the organization.

Holland previously served as Chief Development Officer with U.S. Anesthesia Partners in Fort Lauderdale, FL where he led all acquisition and partnership efforts for the physician services organization. During his time with U.S. Anesthesia Partners, Holland completed more than 30 acquisitions totaling ~$1B in revenue. In addition to overseeing all aspects of the M&A function, he was a key participant in developing and driving strategy and initial ramp-up of various operational functions. Prior to U.S. Anesthesia Partners, Holland held positions at prominent investment banking firms in California and Florida. He received his bachelor’s degree in government from Harvard University, followed by his J.D. as a Stone Scholar from Columbia University School of Law.

Ron Margalit
Chief Information Officer

Ron Margalit

David Lim
Chief Technology Innovation Officer

David Lim, M.D., Ph.D.

Leslie Prizant
General Counsel

Leslie Prizant

Leslie Prizant serves as General Counsel for InnovaCare Health. In this role, she oversees the company’s legal matters and serves as a trusted advisor to the corporate and subsidiary leadership teams. With a strong background in healthcare law, Prizant brings 15+ years of experience to her current position, having held several leadership positions at growing healthcare companies.
Prior to InnovaCare, Prizant served as Associate General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Prospect Medical Holdings, a California-based integrated healthcare system and provider of a broad range of acute care health services and accountable care organizations across the United States. Prizant’s previous leadership experience has included Executive Vice President and General Counsel at CarePoint Health System in New Jersey and Vice President and Associate General Counsel at Health Management Associates, Inc. which operated 72 hospitals in 15 states before merging into Community Health System. Prizant began her legal career as a healthcare attorney in national law firms based in Alabama and Florida.
Prizant earned her Bachelor of Science and her Master of Public Administration at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and her J.D. from Samford University.

Board of Directors

Darren Black
Summit Partners

Darren M. Black

Darren M. Black is a Managing Director with Summit Partners. Darren's current board directorships include Abode Healthcare, Vertava Health, InnovaCare Health, LifeStance Health, Paradigm Outcomes, PharmScript, Sound Physicians, Thrive Skilled Pediatric Care and U.S. Renal Care.
Prior to Summit, Darren was a Managing Partner with SV Life Sciences, where he focused on healthcare services, healthcare information technology and pharmaceutical services. Prior to SV Life Sciences, Darren was Cofounder and President of two companies—ClinCare and PharmaStar. Previously, he was a healthcare consultant for Accenture.
Darren holds an AB in government from Harvard College and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Darren serves on the boards of directors for Combined Jewish Philanthropies and Friends of the IDF.
Peter Francis
Summit Partners

Peter A. Francis

Peter A Francis is a Managing Director with Summit Partners where he focuses primarily on the healthcare & life sciences sector, with an emphasis on healthcare providers, healthcare services and healthcare technology.
His investment and board experience includes BluePearl Veterinary Services (acquired by Mars Petcare), Healthline Media (acquired by Red Ventures), HealthSun (acquired by Anthem), InnovaCare Health and Solutionreach.
Prior to Summit, Peter worked for Jefferies & Company and UBS Investment Bank in the global healthcare team, focused on U.S. and Asian healthcare services and real estate. Peter holds a BA in Economics from Cornell University.
Peter Grua
HLM Venture Partners

Peter Grua

Peter Grua is a Managing Partner at HLM Venture Partners. His investment activity has been focused on healthcare services and digital health technology companies.
Peter is currently a director of CityLife Health, Evolent Health (NYSE:EHV), Linkwell Health, Innovacare, meQuilibrium, Oceans Healthcare and OnShift. He previously served as director of several companies including: Actamed (acquired by WebMD), ArroHealth (acquired by CIOX), The Advisory Board (NASDAQ) (acquired by Optum), Casenet (acquired by Centene), MedVentive (acquired by McKesson), Medicalis (acquired by Siemens Healthineers), Nordic Consulting (recapitalized by Silversmith), Silverlink Communications (acquired by Welltok), Atria Communities (NASDAQ), Renal Care Group (NYSE) and WellTower (aka Health Care REIT| NYSE).
Prior to joining HLM in 1992, Peter was a Managing Director of Alex. Brown & Sons, where he directed research in healthcare services and managed care. Previously, he was a research analyst at William Blair & Company and a strategy consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton.
Peter received an AB from Bowdoin College and an MBA from Columbia University.
Hondo Sen
Athyrium Capital Management

Hondo Sen

Hondo Sen is a Partner at Athyrium Capital Management where he focuses on growth equity, private equity and special situations investing across the healthcare ecosystem.
Before joining Athyrium, Hondo spent eight years as a senior investment professional and a founding member of the special-situations / distressed group at Littlejohn & Co. Mr. Sen specialized in investments in control and non-control opportunities and creative financings across a variety of industries. He led all aspects of the firm's investment evaluation process from sourcing to executing to exiting such investments. Prior to this role, Hondo was a Senior Associate in the private equity group at Littlejohn & Co.
Hondo began his career at J.P. Morgan Securities, where he served as a financial analyst in the leveraged finance group. At J.P. Morgan Securities, he was involved in a variety of transactions, including leveraged buyouts, acquisition financings and corporate restructurings.
Mr. Sen received an AB in Economics from Dartmouth College.
Dr. Richard Shinto
InnovaCare Health

Richard Shinto, M.D., MBA

Dr. Richard Shinto serves as President and CEO of InnovaCare Health. Dr. Shinto has more than 25 years of clinical and operational healthcare experience in managed care, with a proven track record of innovative, physician-led care models that improve quality, patient satisfaction and financial performance.
From 2008 until its sale in 2012, he served as President and CEO of Aveta, Inc. Dr. Shinto’s extensive experience spans across his roles as CEO of NAMM California, COO and CMO for Medical Pathways Management Company, Corporate Vice President of Medical Management for MedPartners and CMO for Cal Optima Health Plan.
In 2017, Dr. Shinto was elected to serve on the board of directors for America’s Health Insurance Plans, the industry’s largest trade association. He also serves on the Board of Directors for America’s Physician Groups and the Financial Solvency Standards Board for California Department of Managed Care.
Dr. Shinto received his Bachelor of Science from the University of California at Irvine, his medical degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and his M.B.A. from the University of Redlands.
Mendel
Partner, MEDNAX Health Solutions

Dr. Roger Medel

Roger J. Medel is the Founder of MEDNAX, Inc. (previously Pediatrix Medical Group), the Nation’s largest group of Neonatologists. Dr. Medel grew the company from one small group of Neonatologists managing care in one local hospital to a group of over 1200 Neonatologists and over 1000 Advanced Practice Nurses, which now manages Neonatology Departments (NICUs) in approximately 400 hospitals. In 2020, Dr. Medel stepped down from his position and remains a member of the MEDNAX Board of Directors.
Dr. Medel is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Dana Farber Cancer Institute (Harvard Medical School) in Boston, MA. Dr. Medel also participates as a member of several medical and professional organizations and served on the Board of MBF Healthcare Acquisition Corp. from 2006 to 2009.
Dr. Medel was born in Cuba, graduated medical school in Europe at the University of Seville, Spain and is a graduate of the University of Miami’s Pediatric Residency Program. He also served an additional year as Chief Resident in Pediatrics at the University of Miami. He holds an MBA from the University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.
Breier
CEO Kindred Healthcare

Benjamin Breier

Benjamin A. Breier is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Kindred Healthcare, LLC, one of the largest providers of healthcare services in the United States. He assumed responsibility as CEO in March of 2015, after having been named President in 2012.
Throughout Breier’s tenure at Kindred, he has strategically deployed capital to create leading scaled businesses in a variety of areas. Acquiring and integrating publicly traded RehabCare (RHB) in 2011, made Kindred the largest rehabilitation provider in the United States. Acquiring and integrating Gentiva Health Services (GTIV) in 2015 made Kindred the largest provider of Home Health and Hospice in the United States.
Breier received his bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He also holds both an MBA and an MHA from the University of Miami. Breier currently serves on the Board of Kindred Healthcare, the Federation of American Hospitals, and is a member of the Wall Street Journal CEO Council. He is also a former member of the Business Roundtable. Breier also serves on the Board of the University of Miami’s School of Business as well as on the Board of Overseers at the University of Pennsylvania.
Doug Malton
CFO, InnovaCare Health

Douglas Malton

Douglas Malton currently serves as CFO of InnovaCare Health. He served in a number of senior management roles at Aveta, Inc. from the company’s founding in 2004, including Director and VP of Business Development, VP of Finance and most recently as CFO until its sale in 2012.
Prior to serving at Aveta, Malton was a member of the Straus Group where he focused on investing in the healthcare services sector. Prior to that, he spent more than seven years as an investment banker with Citigroup and Oppenheimer where he concentrated on debt and equity capital markets and mergers and acquisitions.
Malton received his bachelor’s degree in Microbiology from the University of New Hampshire and his Master of Science in Genetics from the University of Connecticut.

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