Our People

Our People2018-09-15T11:06:32+00:00


Dr.Jerry Joshua is a plastic surgeon by qualification and has worked in the field of leprosy for more than 30 years. He has about 18 years of experience as an administrator. He took over as director of SIHRLC Karigiri in February 2018.


Dr. Shirley Chacko joined the institute in 2003, as a specialist in the department of Ophthalmology. Within a year of joining she took up the headship of the department and has been eminently guiding the department till date.

She is a skilled surgeon and a compassionate clinician. She has trained many Ophthalmologists and Optometrists under her and has many papers to her credit in the field of ocular leprosy. She is a member of many Christian organizations and is a fervent speaker and a resource person in the Christian circles.

She has completed three fruitful years as the deputy director of the institution and is committed to continue her tireless services in the future.


Dr. Ilse Horo is a post graduate medical professional with experience of more than a decade in leprosy and dermatology at various settings across India. Her strength being, leprosy treatment and leprosy training.

Her satisfaction of treating and working for the well being of the leprosy affected is immense and has motivated her to strive towards the goal of eradicating leprosy.


Mr. Prince Solomon Dhinakaran, B.E (Chemical), MBA (Marketing) joined Schieffelin Institute in the year 2004. Before joining Karigiri Mr. Prince had served many corporate and public sector organizations in various capacities such as Production Engineer, Project Manager etc. At the helm of Administration at present, he is well poised to help the organization grow dynamically in the path envisioned by the Founders, pioneers and his Predecessors.


Mr.Manoharan Johnson  has been heading the finance department since 2010. He has been instrumental in implementing various checks and balances to improve the financial system. The internal financial control mechanism, he put in place, has helped the institution enhance its financial health largely. Before this stint at SIHRLC, Mr.Johnson was a banker for 35 years and retired from Indian Bank as Chief Manager.