Executive Board Members

Bishop Lumen Monteiro

Ecclesiastical Advisor, CHAI

On October 28, 1980, Bishop Lumen Monteiro was ordained as a priest in the congregation of the Holy Cross. He was later appointed as the bishop of Agartala on January 11, 1996, and officially installed into the position on May 26 of that same year. Currently, Bishop Monteiro holds the position of chairman of the North Eastern Diocesan Social Forum and serves as a representative of the Conference of Catholic Bishops of India (Latin rite) on the governing body of Caritas India.

Sr Victoria Narichiti, 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 Binu Kunnath

Vice President I

Fr BinuKunnath belongs to the Archdiocese of Kottayam. He did his doctorate in philosophy from Pontifical University of Regina Apostolorum, Rome. He also has gained Masters in Hospital Administration from St. John’s Hospital, Bangalore. Before being named Director of Caritas Hospital & Educational institutions in May 2019, Father Dr.Binu Kunnath was Administrative Joint Director to Caritas Hospital & Educational Institutions and from May 2019, he is appointed as the Director of Caritas Hospital and Educational institutions.

Sr Mercy Flora, ICM

Vice President II

Sr. Mercy Flora belongs to the Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (ICM). She is a Nurse by profession. Her work experience include - Nurse, Tutor and Clinical instructor for 12 years in St. Joseph Hospital and Our Lady School of Nursing, Dindigul. Currently she is the Administrator of St. Joseph Hospital. She has completed a certification course on Pain and Palliative care and Laws related to hospital administration; Advanced Certified Professionals for Quality Implementation in Hospitals (CPQIH); Basic Certified Professional for Hospital Infection Control (CPHIC); and MBA-HRM.

Sr Dr Preeti Margaret

Joint Secretory

Sr. Preeti Margaret belongs to the congregation of the sisters of the Little Flower of Bethany, Mangalore, Karnataka. She Holds an M.Sc. in Mental Health Nursing from Delhi University and also trained in Unani Medicine from the Govt. of W.B., Naturopathy in Pune, Public Health at Pune (FRCH), and Palliative Care Management of Substance Use Disorder through AIIMS, New Delhi. She has worked with Sambalpur Social Service Society, Orissa as well as at Bethany Social Services Society, Punjab, Uttarakhand. She assisted in the development of 300 acres of land under a government-sponsored scheme (NABARD) with farmers. Collaborated with the Uttarakhand Government to implement the Right to Information Act (RTI) 2005 in 2 districts. Currently serving as Director/Superior at Sparsh Bethany Health Centre, Burari.

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.

Fr Thomas NL


Rev Thomas N L was ordained on 1st January 2006 who belongs to the diocese of Rajkot. He has completed Masters’ in Social Work as well as Hospital Management apart from Theology and Philosophy.<br /> He served in various capacities like Assistant Parish Priest, Assistant Director, Director, Chancellor etc in different organizations from 2006 onwards.<br /> From 2020 onwards he is the Director of Christ Hospital, Rajkot and Chancellor of Rajkot Diocese.