Our Team

Dr. Shanthi Ranganathan
Founder, Trustee

Dr.Shanthi Ranganathan started TTK Hospital in 1980 when the concept of addiction as a treatable disease was relatively unknown in India.

Ms. Maya Varadarajan

Ms.Maya has been involved in the functioning of the hospital from the Nascent stage and coordinated the After Care Centre. She currently heads the TTK Hospital.

Ms. Soumya Shankar Raman
Head Therapy and Operations

Currently leads the therapy team and overall administration at TTK Hospital and works towards constantly evolving the treatment modalities and new initiatives.

Dr Siva Subramaniyan
Senior Medical Officer

DR Shiva, Senior Medical Officer. Working in TTK since June 2006. He is into Family Practice since 1978.

Ms. Jacqueline Allenby David

Jacqueline is a Senior Counsellor with nearly three decades of service with the organization. With a Master’s degree in Medical & Psychiatric Social Work. Jacqueline is specializedin preventionof Substance abuse at workplace. She has presented a paper in Vienna on supervisory guidelines. She holds Level – II certification from International Centre for Certification and Education of Addiction Professionals (ICCE).

Ms Sheeba Williams
Senior Counsellor

Ms. Sheeba has 23 years of experience at TTK working with individuals, expertise in school awareness programs. Currently she mentors students undergoing internship at TTK hospital.

Ms. A. Metilda

Metilda currently works with domestic workers, school children and as a de-addiction counselor, facilitating training and therapy sessions.

Mr. J. Murali

Mr. Murali has 13 years of experience as a counsellor working with patients and affected family members in the field of addiction. He has worked extensively in conducting rural camps in and around Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry. He has also extensively worked in projects related to drug demand reduction in communitie, school and colleges.

Ms C Mahalakshmi

Mahalakshmi, has Master's in Philosophy in Psychology. She has been working with TTK Hospital since 2012. She counsels patients and their families, conducts re-educative sessions and Group Therapy.  She has a vast experience as an intake counsellor too. She also conducts training program and awareness program at TTK Hospital.

Ms. M. Valli

Ms. Valli has a Masters in Psychology. She has 7 years of experience in working with individuals with various issues, psychometric assessments, patients and their family members. She has worked in conducting awareness camps and programs on addiction in communities and schools.

Mr. Mukesh Kumar

Mukesh Kumar has done MSW medical and psychiatry. Has undergone Universal Training Curriculum for substance use treatment and Children with substance use treatment Curriculum (CHILD). Over all 9 years of experience in substance use disorder treatment. Headed as Project coordinator for Juvenile de-addiction treatment at Chengalpet. Currently working asa Counsellor in TTK  Hospital.

Mr. Avinash. C

Avinash is a dedicated professional with a Master of Social Work in medical and psychiatry. With 2 years of valuable experience in Addiction management, he excels in his role as an Addiction and other drugs counsellor at TTK Hospital. Passionate about Addiction and Mental health, Avinash is trained in conducting awareness programs for schools, community, and correctional settings

Dr. R. Jayachandiran
Medical officer

Dr R. Jayachandiran is a Certified Diabetologist & confident Physician with an experience of 10 yrs in Medical practice and in Critical care units in Govt and Pvt hospitals.

Dr. S. Janani
Consultant Psychiatrist

Dr. Janani has completed Psychiatric Medicine from CMC, Vellore and has been into practice since 2010.

Ms. P.P.Shantha kumari

Ms. P. P. Shantha kumari has done her Master's degree in psychology. She has eight plus years of experience in providing psychological counseling and training to various age groups. She is also a life skill trainer experienced in dealing with adolescents in various issues like academic problems, behavioral and emotional setbacks.

Ms. Shalini John

Shalini John, has Masters in Philosophy in Clinical Social work, with 8 years of experience providing individuals, family, and addiction counselling.

Mr. Solomon John
Project coordinator

Solomon has 10 years of experience in the field of community development and managing projects, currently working as a project coordinator at TTK hospital.

Mr. Arockiyah Akash

Mr. Arockiyah Akash has completed his Master’s degree in Social Work, specialized in Medical and Psychiatry. He possesses a year experience in Life Skills, Student Management and has also handled Value Education classes. A dynamic, empathetic individual, with a skill set dedicated to promote mental well-being, better human relationships, create awareness and providing interventions for people in need, bridging gaps, his area of interest thoroughly focuses on Mental Health. He is currently employed as a De-addiction Counsellor at TTK Hospital.

Ms. Sophia

Ms. Sophia is a Counselling Psychologist who has completed her Masters in Counselling and Psychotherapy. She is very passionate about mental health and promoting awareness in India. She had been providing counselling and therapy sessions for both individuals and couples. She is currently working as a counsellor at TTK Hospital.

Mr Saravanan

Mr Saravanan had done his MSW and specialized in Medical and psychiatry, He is a dedicated professional with 5 years of experience in guiding individuals towards a healthier lifestyle. His expertise lies in mental health and addiction management. He is currently working as a counsellor at TTK Hospital.

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