Affiliations & Accreditation

  • World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Mental Health Research and Training
  • Ministry of Science and Technology
  • Department of Science and Technology
“The first woman psychiatrist in the country, she is passionate about rehabilitation. She held the post of the Superintendent of the Institute of Mental Health Read More


DR SARADA MENON, Founder & Advisor
Seshsayee

“R Seshasayee, a Chartered Accountant, started his career with Hindustan Lever Ltd in 1971. Seshasayee joined Ashok Leyland in 1976 Read More


MR R Seshasayee, Chairman
Thara

“She is a psychiatrist by training and a co-founder of SCARF. She has been the Director since 1996. In 2018 June, she stepped down as Director Read More


Dr R Thara, Vice Chairman
Padmavati

“She completed her Postgraduate Psychiatry degree at the University of Bombay, India and since then has been with SCARF for over 28 years Read More


Dr R Padmavati, Director
SCARF has a vibrant board of management of people
from different vocations and walks of life which
closely supervises our work and finances.

TEAM SCARF

Adult & General Psychiatry

Dr R Thara

Dr R Padmavati

Dr Shantha Kamath

Dr R Mangala

Dr G Aarthi

Dr T C Ramesh Kumar

Dr Lakshmi Venkatraman

Dr D Vijaya Raghavan

Dr M Sindhu

Adult & Child Psychiatry

Dr Hema Tharoor

Dr Shiv Prakash

Adult & Geriatric Psychiatry

Dr Sridhar Vaitheswaran

Dr R Vaishnavi

Joint Director (Research & HR): Mr Sujit John

Research officer: Ms M Greeshma

Research Assistant: Mr Kulandesu, Mr S Karthick, Ms C Sangeetha, Ms Vimala Paul, Mr P Ramakrishnan, Ms Kruthika Devanathan

Senior Statistician: Mr A Albert Joseph

Data Manager: Ms C Premalatha

Assistant Director (Community Outreach):
Mr D Koteeswara Rao

Senior Co-ordinator: Mr J R Aynkaran

Senior Clinical Services Coordinator: Ms P Karpagavalli

Psychologist: Ms G Subhashini, Ms B Suhavana,Ms L Monisha

Nursing Assistant: Ms R Manju

Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Assistants: Ms R Saraswathi, Ms G Latha

Psychosocial Rehabilitation Coordinator: Ms Jainey Joseph

Case Manager: Ms Sonia Sims, Ms Hepsiba Omega Juliet, Ms Syed Rabiya Ahamad

Dr.Sarada Menon Centre, Chennai:

Nurse: Ms Tulasi, Ms Rathika, Ms Saroja

Administration: Mr K M Thirumal, Ms Pathimuthu,
Ms Anbukkarasai K, Ms Kasthuri, Ms R Lalitha

Bhavishya Bhavan – Thiruverkadu:

Nurse: Ms R Vimala, Ms C Chandira, Ms V Mohana

General Superintend: Ms A Omana

Case manager: Ms V S Kalaveena

Occupational Therapist: Ms Vanithamani

Administration: Ms S Lakshmi, Ms P Vasanthi, Ms M Vasanthi,
Ms P Prema, Mr Mani, Mr Jayapaul

B.M.M.S.S.K., Mamallapuram:

Nurse: Mr E Annamalai

Residential manager: Mr M Bhagavathiraj

Administration: Mr Pachamal, Ms Anjalai, Ms Shanthi S,
Ms Rani S, Mr Velayutham

Senior Psychiatric Social worker: Mr K Chithiraikani

Psychiatric Social worker: Ms N Kiruthika

Vocational Training Center Assistant: Mr A H Raji, Ms T Renuka

Nurse: Ms K Adhilakshmi

Nursing Assistant: Ms Abirami, Ms Saraswathy

Research Assistant: Ms Nirupama Natarajan

Community health workers: Ms A Amala, Ms K Sangeetha,
Ms R Shanthi

Chief Administrative Officer: Mr R Venkataraman

Assistant Administrative Officer: Ms V Subhashini

Communication Executive: Ms Annu Mary Joseph

Administration: Mr D Vinoth Kumar, Mr M Palani, Ms R Sivagami, Ms G Sathya Priya, Ms M Samundeeswari, Mr Immanuel

Assistant Director (Finance): Ms M Renuka

Accountant: Ms K Amutha

Pharmacist: Ms.B.Kanchana, Mr S Vellivel

Pharmacy Assistants: Ms V Rogini, Mr A Venkatesh