People Behind


People Behind

Rev. Fr. Joseph Leon


DOVE (Development Of Village Education)

Fr. Leon has been at the helm of affairs as president of DOVE. Hailing from the rural backdrop, his parents are teachers. He was ordained priest in Thoothukudi diocese in the year 1979. In his 40 years of priesthood, he served in various capacities as Dean of Sathankulam vicariate to head of different commission for the development of the diocese. He has the knack and knowledge of coordinating the efforts of people working toward achieving the goal. He had 15 years stint as ministering in the Diocese of Norwich in the United States of America in his capacity of Chaplin at a convalescent home. His passion for social work draws him to his parent diocese Thoothukudi. His knowledge and leadership qualities stand apart and DOVE is proud to avail his service to the betterment of marginalized people that includes children’s education and improved health care among other development activities.

Rex Packianathan


Project and Finance

Rex Packinathan has been the Founder- Trustee of this organization two dacades back.Teacher in English having 20 years of service at the higher secondary level.A Committed social activist. Project formulation and implementation is a passion for him.



Child Development & Youth

A post Graduate Teacher in Physics, Headmistress of a higher secondary School she is a Multifaceted personality.She has a busy agenda working on Children's education, Youth welfare and women development.


Public Relation


An IT professional having got a degree in Bio - Technology she has been a quiet achiever.An avid reader of classics she has a vast collection of western collections on her own.A pleasing personality and sincere to the core, public relation is her fort.

Dr. Ajay Rex. MS

Health Care Projects


Dr.Ajay Rex MS,a surgeon by profession leads DOVE Health team comprising nursing and support staff.A Sports enthusiastic and fitness fanatic his interaction with his patients has always been lively.Many of the nursing staff are girls brought up by DOVE Home. A Vibrant health team delivering quality healty care covering marginalised communities.