One of the most influential women in the United States of America currently is Betsy DeVos. She has been known for many things that she has done, but the most prominent aspect of her activities has been the philanthropy work that Betsy DeVos has been dedicated to for many decades of her life and career.
The most recent, and probably the largest responsibility that Betsy DeVos has ever assumed, is the position of US Secretary of Education. Betsy DeVos was appointed to the important post by the current president of the United States of America over the course of Trump’s mandate. One of the first actions that Betsy DeVos took as the new US Secretary of Education was to introduce the voucher system for private schools. In spite of the fact that the system was met with mixed feelings from the public, the voucher system has been growing in popularity over the past couple of months.
Betsy DeVos spent her early life in the town she was born – Holland, Michigan. She attended a Christian high school and later enrolled to receive her graduate degree in the city of Grand Rapids, also in the state of Michigan. The maiden name of Betsy DeVos is Elizabeth Prince. The Prince family is a very influential one. Most of the members of the Prince bloodline have been involved in business, finance, and entrepreneurship. Edgar Prince, Betsy’s father, founded the giant Prince Corporation selling car parts. Most of the Prince family members are also philanthropists. Betsy’s parents – Edgar and Elsa Prince, have been dedicated philanthropists for many a decade. They have made billions of dollars in donations to all kinds of charities.
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Over the course of her career, Betsy DeVs has done a lot for a vast number of institutions especially schools and universities and colleges. Education has always been the in focus regarding her philanthropy work. Betsy DeVos is also serving on a few school boards.
Along with her other responsibilities, Betsy DeVos is also a businesswoman. She is working at a few leadership positions including the Windquest Group and the Dick and Betsy Family Foundation. The Windquest Group was founded by her husband – Richard “Dick” DeVos and the Family Foundation was established by the couple almost twenty years ago.
Richard and Betsy DeVos have been making up one of the most influential couples in the United States of America. Both of them have invested millions of dollars in donations as individuals. At the same time, The Dick and Betsy Family Foundation has also been making generous donations. The couple of Richard and Betsy has actively invested their contributions in the education sector, but they have also been supporting the Republican political party. Read more articles at MLive about Betsy.
InnovaCare Health is a renowned healthcare provider that operates successful health plans in Puerto Rico. The company has been offering its innovative services through its two affiliates: MMM Healthcare and PMC Healthcare. The membership base of the company comprises over 200,000 people, who are served by more than 7,500 providers. In addition, InnovaCare Health operates two Medicaid plans, which are under the Government Health Plan of Puerto Rico. The company is committed to providing the public with quality healthcare services through their innovative, coordinated, and cost-effective managed care models that are fully integrated with modern technologies. Notably, the company operates at 90 percent customer satisfaction rate.
In 2011, both MMM and PMC were given the NCQA accreditation. This certification is only provided to a company when its plan meets or exceeds quality assurance standards. The key determiners of the accreditation are quality improvement and customer protection. At the company, employees espouse a clear vision, cordial working relations, team work and adequate communication. Transparency has enabled the corporation to soar high in the competitive healthcare sector. The mission of the corporation is to redefine how healthcare is managed in the contemporary environment.
The success of the company is anchored on its visionary leadership team. Rick Shinto is the chief executive officer while Penelope Kokkinides serves as the chief administrative officer. The other leaders who have played a pivotal role in the company’s growth are Mike Sortino and Jonathan Meyers, who are the chief accounting officer and chief actuary officer respectively. Rick has brought technical experience and transformative leadership at InnovaCare Health owing to his vast knowledge on operational and clinical healthcare. Rick has been the recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award. Previously, Shinto worked for Cal Optima Health Plan, NAMM California, Aveta and Medical Pathways Management Company. He holds an MBA from the esteemed University of Redlands, a medical degree from the revered State University of New York and a BS from the renowned University of California.
Penelope Kokkinides is the former vice president of clinical operations and chief operations officer at Aveta. She is knowledgeable on developing clinical programs and overseeing healthcare and operational management, especially organizational structure and efficiency. Penelope has worked for Centerlight Healthcare, Touchstone Health and AmeriChoice. Sortino has worked for HCC Specialty, Samsung Fire and Marine Insurance Company. He has vast experience in public accounting, and reinsurance and insurance industries. Jonathan has rendered his services for Horizon BCBS and Healthcare Partners. He has also offered his consultancy services for AXA Financial, SEIU 1199, International Paper, Johnson & Johnson and Northwell Health. Read more about her interview on Ideamensch.