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The Ubuntu Model Blossoms Under Andrew Rolfe’s Leadership

South Africa is undergoing a great change, for many different reasons. The Ubuntu Education Fund may be a small part of those changes, but it is a positive and notable one. The Ubuntu Education Fund is focused on bringing financial aid to those poor children in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa who cannot afford a higher education. The fund, led by founder Jacob Lief, has been changing lives for years. However, Jacob Lief came to a stunning realization — he still was not doing enough.

While speaking in Davos at the World Economic Forum Jacob Lief had a moment of truth. He realized that despite all of the donations, his fund was not doing enough to help the children of the Port Elizabeth townships that so desperately needed aid. Lief decided that change was necessary and it was going to happen soon with something he would go on to call the Ubuntu Model. Lief says, “It was nonsense. the money was flowing in but we weren’t changing people’s lives.” Why was this such a problem? Why do funds differentiate depending on who donates them?

When a benefactor decides to work with a non profit they will sometimes hand over heavy stipulations and regulations. Take for example Andrew Rolfe, currently a chairman on the Board of Directors for the Ubuntu Model. Rolfe had donated over $100,000 to the non profit since 2011 but he never requested any of his funds to be regulated. This allowed Andrew Rolfe and the team at Ubuntu to use the money as they saw fit, spreading it where it was needed. instead of where it was specified.

Now Jacob Lief’s focus is on the Ubuntu Model. Lief says, “We now go for high net-worth individuals or family foundations who understand that highly restricted funding isn’t worth our time.” This was a mindset that Andrew Rolfe could definitely get behind. Andrew Rolfe would be the first to admit that their budget may be smaller, but he also admits that it is more streamlined and effective than ever before. Children were finally getting the help that they needed.

InnovaCare Health’s Rick Shinto Leads Progress

Updated 12/12/2016


InnovaCare Health is one of the top companies providing managed health care services in the country. The company provides their managed care through two networks that include Medicaid and Medicare Advantage. Their goal is to provide top level health care services to individuals that is also affordable. The organization strongly believes that patient’s should always come first. They also strongly believe that this is the key to providing the best care possible to patients. The organization is led by CEO and President Rick Shinto. His strong leadership with the organization has played a strong part in guiding the organization to success.

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InnovaCare Health Care News
InnovaCare Health is an organization that has made a very positive mark in the health care industry. Certainly, any organization is only as strong as the leadership is at the top. Strong leadership by CEO Rick Shinto has driven the organization to the top. The company remains on the cutting edge of the industry. They are always striving to improve their company and provide quality care to their clients. Recently, they made a very decisive move and added several executives to their organization, according to CEO Rick Shinto. Certainly, Shinto looks forward to a very positive future with the new additions to the organization. The new executives are Jonathan Meyers, Chief Actuary Officer of InnovaCare. Penelope Kokkinides is the new Chief Administrative Officer at InnovaCare. Mike Sortino is the new Chief Accounting Officer of InnovaCare.

Rick Shinto
Currently, Rick Shinto plays a major part in the InnovaCare Health organization. He remains a leading force in the organization. Rick Shinto is the CEO for InnovaCare Health Solutions and MMM Holdings. Certainly, this very successful individual has contributed much to the organization. Before lending his talent to the organization he held a position as Chief Executive Officer at North American Medical Management (NAMM). Prior to holding that position, Shinto was the Chief Operations Officer and Chief Medical Officer for Medical Pathways Management Company. Shinto was Vice President of Medical Management for MedPartners from 1995 to 1997. Afterwards, he became the Chief Medical Officer for Cal Optima Health Plan, in California. Previously, he practiced medicine in California.