Elizabeth is the Name, and Philanthropy is the Game

Elizabeth DeVos, also known as Betsy DeVos, has proven herself as a leader, innovator and advocate philanthropist for numerous causes in the last 35 years. She has worked in education, business, and even politics, primarily. She has fought to remove barriers between culture and race as well as religion and has even enacted change to create environments in which everyone can thrive. She is the former Chairman of the Windquest Group, an investment and management firm in Michigan that is privately held with a diversified service and consumer product portfolio. Betsy was elected Chairman four times for the Michigan Republican Party and has served multiple leadership roles within campaigns, party organizations and PACs or Political Action Committees; her political endeavors today focus on advancing educational causes. Follow Betsy DeVos on twitter.com

A Community Champion As Well? Oh, My!

Betsy Devos has also been active in her community for the same amount of time. She also served as Former Chair Member for the American Federation for children or AFC and the Philanthropy Roundtable as a Board of Directors member and has also served on numerous other national and local boards that have included Art Prize, Foundation for Excellence in Education, American Enterprise Institute, and even her own DeVos Institute for Arts Management that was held from the University of Maryland. DeVos graduated from Holland Christian High School and later received her Bachelor of Arts degree out of Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She married fellow entrepreneur and philanthropist Dick DeVos comedy who is also a top community activist of many years. Betsy and Dick have four children and five grandchildren.

You may see all of DeVos’s leadership and board member positions in historical sequence below:

The Windquest Group

Chairman, 1993 – 2016

American Federation for Children

Member, 2008 – 2009

Chairman, 2009 – 2016

Alliance for School Choice

Chairman, 2009 – 2016

Member, Board of Directors, 2004

ArtPrize

Board Member, 2009 – 2016

Philanthropy Roundtable

Board Member, December 2014 – 2016

Foundation for Excellence in Education

Board Member, 2012 – 2016

DeVos Institute for Arts Management

Board Member, 2010 – 2016

Great Lakes Education Project

Chairman, 2001 – 2008

Board Member, 2008 – 2016

The Potter’s House School

Member, Advisory Board, 1994 – 2016

Billionaires Too? God Bless Them

Betsy and Dick are billionaires as well and have traveled the world in efforts to bless as many people as people and enrich multiple cultures with numerous blessings at a time. Much of the DeVos’ charitable giving has gone to support conservative Republican candidates all across the country, a cause most noteworthy and American at the core. Both Betsy and Dick were born in the U.S. and love their country. Check this article from New York Post

Management and Leadership Skills Depicted at INNOVACARE HEALTH

Innovacare is a leading medical provider that has caught the attention of many people in North America. Innovacare is one of the biggest and best healthcare provider based in North America. It mainly operates in two distinct areas that are providing good networks as well as Medicare reward and Medicaid platforms. Its prototypes are the best as they provide cost-effective healthcare service accompanied by integrated technologies. Innovacare is under the management and supervision of Richard Shinto who is the facility’s Chief Executive Officer and the President together with Penelope Kokkinides who is the Chief Administrator Officer. These two characters have helped in bringing up and modeling this healthcare facility to where it has reached today.

Dr. Richard served as this facility’s CEO from the year 2008 to 2012 when Innovacare was sold. It is through his outstanding leadership qualities that Innovacare reached its peak. Dr. Richard Shinto previously served as Chief Medical in North America Medical Management (NAMM) California. However, long before he anticipated joining NAMM, he was the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Medical Officer for a company named Medical Pathways Management. After serving his term there for about a year, he left and went to California and became a Chief Medical Officer in another company called Cal Optima Health plan. He began working in Southern California as an internist and pulmonologist. Dr. Shinto received the Access to Caring Award because of his continuous advancements in healthcare. Learn more about Penelope on Bizjournals.

When Penelope was interviewed at Idea Mensch, she showed a high resilient and leadership skill that she had natured all those years. Penelope Kokkinides has a 20 years’ experience in her work. Before Innovacare, Penelope served as a chief operating officer in Aveta Inc and served as the company’s vice president of clinical operations. She was also the Chief Operating Officer of Touchstone Healthcare. Penelope Kokkinides has contributed a lot in Innovacare by putting forward great medical programs that have helped it reach its peak. Penelope also suggests it is necessary to remain positive in one’s perspective about everything that happens in life. Dr. Penelope shows that teamwork and perseverance during long working hours have made her reach where she is today. The peak of Innovacare was when they introduced their payment process through a program named LAN. LAN has helped in making faster payments and easing the customers to get easy access when paying. Kokkinides has an extensive knowledge and experience in developing clinical programs and managing

Helane Morrison’s Integrity Makes for a Better Country

Helane Morrison grew up in Brooklyn, New York. She attended college for her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University. After getting her degree, she went on to get a law degree from University of California, Berkley.  Her early career was assisting Richard Posner and Harry Blackmun, both of whom worked for the United States government. After a couple of years, she joined Howard, Rice, Nemerovski, Canady, Falk, and Rabkin’s law firm and became a partner five years later, staying on with them for another five years.

In 1996 she joined the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. She started her career there as the Assistant District Administrator for Enforcement and landed the job as the Regional Director of enforcement activities for the San Francisco Regional Office three years later. Her job was to oversee enforcement and examination programs under the office’s jurisdictions, which included Northern California, Oregon, Alaska, Montana, Idaho, Washington and Northern Nevada. While she was there, she was able to find information for a case that was against a large Silicone Valley based technology company, San Jose’s Brocade Communications Systems.  The SEC was, therefore, able to almost double in size during her time there.

Helane Morrison now works for Hall Capital Partners, LLC. as their chief compliance officer and general council. She was listed among the “Most Influential Women in the Bay Area” in 2003 and then again from 2005 until 2007. One of the best ways to explain the impact that Ms.Morrison had on her area, and the United States as a whole, can be summed up by SEC chairman Chris Cox. He states, “We will miss her dedication, integrity, and passion for protecting investors. She has loaned her considerable stature and professional skill to the service of her nation for over a decade, and in the process enhanced both the SEC and the strength of our market”.