All You Should Know About Dick Devos a Philanthropist

When it comes to money, and in particular lot of it, people will have something to say. This is the case with Dick and Betsy DeVos who have gained attention over their contribution not only to politics but also charity. Over their lifetime, they have contributed a total of $139 million. The West Michigan Couple in 2015 alone gave $11.6 million to charity. The Dick and Betsy DeVos Family charity has also doubled the 5.3 million campaign donations over the past five years to fund the Republican. The couple has followed on Amway co-founder Rich DeVos who is Dick’s dad. Rich Devos and his children landed at the 24th place on Forbes as the America’s Top Givers list after donation $104 million in charity donation in the year 2015. According to Forbes, the family lifetime donation is $1.33 billion. Read more about their foundation at dbdvfoundation.org

Dick and Betsy DeVos giving is mostly focused on education. That is because they believe that the current system is not helping in fulfilling the American Dream. He says that he aims at addressing the issue of the one-size-fits-all type of education system. He says that many teachers are working hard to do a good job, but they can so better when they have resources. Though people say that the donations to educations are to hide his political donation, Betsy DeVos maintains that the aim is to help in improving the system and ensure that children get a better quality education.

About Dick DeVos

Dick DeVos has spent his professional career working in various executive post.In 1993, he was appointed the president of the Amway where he was in charge of all the operations of the company whose offices are in 50 countries across six continents. He worked her until 2002, and under his leadership, the firm opened new markets and also tripled the international sales. He later worked at NBA Orlando Magic before joining Windques where he is now the president.

Besides being good in business, DeVos has also been a leader in a vast range of community initiatives. He is the one who started the Education Freedom Fund which gave over 4,000 scholarships to children in Michigan who were underprivileged. He has also served as both the chair and co-chair of various Grand Rapids areas downtown revitalization and the improvement of regional health care that included downtown arena of $75 million, convection center of $212 million, medical school 490 million and heart hospital $130. Also, in the year 2006, he was a candidate running for Governorship in Michigan under the Republican ticket. Other than business and doing charity work, DeVos has his hobbies like sailing where he has attained the National Championship sailor award. He is also a proficient helicopter and jet aircraft pilot. He is also a family man as he is married to the former Betsy Prince and he has seven children and five grandchildren. Read more about her philanthropy at MLive.

New Executives Added to InnovaCare’s Leadership Team

InnovaCare Health Solutions, LLC is a provider of high quality government-sponsored Medicare and Medicaid plans. The firm is led by Dr. Richard Shinto, popularly called Rick Shinto M.D., as the Chief Executive Officer and President. Before joining InnovaCare Health, Dr. Rick had worked for several healthcare firms where he served in different positions, most being executive. Rick began his role as a medical practitioner and pulmonary specialty in California. Rick had served at MedPartners, Cal Optimal Health Plan and NAMM Health. He held executive roles in all these companies.

Announcement of New Additions at InnovaCare

In July 2016, the CEO of InnovaCare Rick Shinto named three executives to join the leadership team at the organization. The three executives were Penelope Kokkinides, Mike Sortino and Jonathan Meyers. All the three have impressive track record, professional integrity and expertise in the fields they were hired. Dr. Shinto explained that each one of them had a strong background and expansive skill set. He also added they were proud to include these executive at InnovaCare’s team. According to hrmronline.com,

About Chief Administrative Officer Penelope Kokkinides

Penelope Kokkinides has amassed over 20 years of experience in healthcare industry. She has been specializing in government health plans-Medicare and Medicaid. Penelope is recognized for her expertise in designing effective clinical plans and healthcare management processes. Through administrative roles, Penelope has been focusing on improving infrastructure within the organization in order enhance its efficiency. She had served in several executive positions before joining InnovaCare. Some organizations where served include Centerlight Healthcare, Touchstone Health and AmeriChoice.

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InnovaCare Health

InnovaCare is a healthcare organization based in Puerto Rico. It is a top provider of quality healthcare services that are critical in improving the lives of individuals. The firm has an efficient leadership team led by Dr. Rick Shinto and other executives who work hard to ensure innovative services are provided to their members. Currently, the firm has close to 200,000 members.