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Executive Board Members

Archbishop Prakash Mallavarapu

Ecclesiastical Advisor, CHAI

His Grace Archbishop Prakash Mallavarapu took charge of the pastoral governance of the Archdiocese of Visakhapatnam in 2012. He has his Doctorate in Indian Philosophy from Jnana Deep Vidyapeeth, Pune; and Master’s Degree in Theology from the Loyola University of Chicago. Archbishop Prakash Mallavarapu was the Secretary-General of the Conference of Catholic Bishops in India.

Sr. Victoria Narisetti, JMJ


Sr Victoria has done M.Sc Nursing and holds P.hD in Hospital Management-Patient Centered Care. Currently, she is the Provincial Councillor of Guntur Province, of the JMJ Congregation, holds the responsibility of Co-ordinator for Healthcare and Social Ministries of the Province and is the Principal, St. Joseph’s College of Nursing, Nallapadu. She has 30 years of experience in the field of healthcare.

Sr Bhavya CHF


Sr. Bhavya CHF has done GNM and BSc Nursing. She served as ICU In-charge in Holy Family Hospital, Patna, from 2004-2009. She works at Holy Family Health Centre, Bhagalpur, Bihar. She is also the President of the Bihar & Jharkhand Regional unit of CHAI. She has 14 years of experience in the field of healthcare.

Fr George Kannanthanam


Fr. George is a Claretian priest with a Masters in Social Work and Doctorate in Sociology. He founded the HOPE Society in 1988 to work among alcoholics and drug addicts. He lived with leprosy-affected persons at the Sumanahalli Centre for 12 years. He initiated support centres in Bangalore and Belgaum to provide HIV affected destitute persons care and rehabilitation. He has 25 years of experience in the field of healthcare.

Fr G James Raj

Vice President II

Father G James Raj holds a Master’s and History as well as Social Work. He is the Director of Pudukkottai Multipurpose Social Service Society. He has also served as Director of Social Service Society, Thanjavur Diocese. He has also worked as a priest in many parishes.

Sr. Lizy Abraham MSA

Joint Secretory

Sr Lizy Abraham, MSA, is also the president of RUPCHA, the Regional unit of CHAI. She did GNM, BSc Nursing and MSc in Gynaecology and Obstetrics. Presently she is the Principal of St Francis Hospital College of Nursing since 2013, and General Medical Councillor of Mission Sisters of Ajmer. She has 30 years of experience in the field of healthcare.

Fr Julius Arackal CMI


Fr. Julius Arackal CMI has done his M.Phil. from BITS Pilani, MBA from Annamalai University and a PG in Medical Law and Ethics from NLS Bengaluru. He was the President of CHAI from 2012 to 2015 and Director of Paalana Hospital, Palakkad, for 13 years. He is currently Secretary – CBCI Office for Healthcare and the Director of Amala Institute of Medical Sciences, Thrissur.

Fr Kiran Olakkengil


Fr Kiran has a Master’s in Hindi Literature as well as Social Work. He also has a B.Ed. He is pursuing a PhD in Community Development. He is the Director of MPSSS. He has worked as Finance Officer in Diocesan Social Work at Sagar & Indore. He was also Principal of St Thomas, Senior Secondary School, Sagar and Associate Director, Pushpa Service Society, Sagar, Madhya Pradesh.

Sr Lizzie Mathew


Sr Lizzie Mathew did B Sc in Nursing and Hospital Administration. She worked in the Health Centres of Meghalaya and Nagaland villages for more than 10 years. She has been working with St John’s Hospital, Assam, since 2009.

Sr. Suchita Muriankary


Sr Suchita has done courses in Agriculture, Pharmacy and Alternative Medicine. She worked in the Bathlagundu Holy Cross Hospital in Tamil Nadu as well as dispensaries in Odisha, Jharkhand, U.P, and Uttaranchal. Currently, she is with Deogarh Holy Cross Health Centre.

Sr Antonia, FC


Sr Antonia has done M.Sc in Nursing and has done MBA in Hospital Administration. She taught in various Nursing Schools and worked as Asst Professor and Administrator in a few institutions. Presently working in Jesus Ashram as Nursing-Coordinator as well as Tutor in Navajeevan School of Nursing, and Dr Chhang’s Superspeciality Hospital.

Sr. Beena Varghese SSpS


Sr Beena Varghese did GNM and BSc Nursing along with Master’s in Hospital Administration. She was In-charge Laboratory and Blood Bank of Holy Spirit Hospital, Mumbai; and Administrator in Holy Spirit Hospital, Mysore. Presently she is Asst Executive Director of Holy Spirit Hospital, Mumbai, since 2015.