Dr K Porpavai

MBBS, DPM, MD, FRANZCP, Cert Child Psychiatry (Melbourne), DPMSA (London) 

Founder and Managing Trustee

Dr Porpavai is a child, adolescent and family psychiatrist, with more than twenty years of experience in the field. Dr Porpavai has developed the parenting program Pathways to Effective Parenting (PEP) for parents of primary school children and PEP-teens for parents of teens and young adults. She is passionate about upskilling young people, parents, educators and health service providers in understanding and providing support for their developmental and mental health needs. Dr Porpavai’s mission is to provide the best possible mental health outcome for the community’s number one resource, our children and youth.

Ms Sridevi Bhavani

Trustee

Ms Sridevi holds a postgraduate degree in general psychology and a postgraduate diploma in career guidance and counselling through Annamalai University. She brings a wealth of twenty-three years experience of working in Coimbatore Corporation Education Department. She is passionate about the environment and agriculture. In her spare time she has helped visually impaired students by reading out textbooks and writing in their notebooks and record notes for projects. She has joined hands with Pathways with a mission to make a difference in the lives of young people particularly students studying in government schools. She has currently enrolled to do a Masters in counseling and psychotherapy through Tamilnadu Open University.

Mr N Senthil Kumar MA (Psychology)

Trustee

Mr Senthil Kumar has been trained in family counseling, de-addiction and school mental health programs after completing his MA. He has nearly thirty years of experience working as a clinical psychologist. He has a wealth of experience in conducting various counseling programs including stress management program, school mental health program, pre-marital counseling program and de addiction programs. He has also taught counseling for social work students and others in different capacities. Mr Senthil Kumar is passionate about sharing his experience and has written thirty articles in the Tamil version of Herald of Health magazine and has recently published a book on Intellectual Disability (mental retardation) in Tamil.