Rehabilitation Client Forum

The Rehabilitation Client Forum handles topics related to the contents of the rehabilitation services provided by Kela and to client cooperation.

The topics handled in the Forum are prepared together with the participants with the focus on current themes that are important for many client groups regarding rehabilitation services provided by Kela. The aim is to achieve a participatory discussion of the topics, so that the results can be used when developing the rehabilitation services.

The current term of the Forum runs from 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2021.

Chair
Mikko Toivanen Head of the Centre of Expertise in Benefits Supporting Work Capacity and Functioning, Kela

Deputy chair and secretary
Riikka Peltonen System Design Specialist, Rehabilitation Section at the Centre of Expertise, Kela

Members

  • Member: Seija Sukula, Senior Specialist, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health
    Deputy member: Anne Kanto-Ronkanen, Senior Specialist, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health
  • Member: Patrik Tötterman, Senior Officer, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment
    Deputy member: Päivi Haavisto-Vuori, Ministerial Adviser, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment
  • Member: Kaisa Räty, Counsellor of education, Finnish National Agency for Education
    Deputy member: Jouni Järvinen, Counsellor of education, Finnish National Agency for Education
  • Member: Ellen Vogt, Senior Adviser, Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities
    Deputy member: Tuula Kock, Medical Adviser, Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities
  • Member: Päivi Pollari, Coordinator, Criminal Sanctions Agency
    Deputy member: Arja Alamehtä, Coordinator, Criminal Sanctions Agency
  • Member: Mauri Kallinen, Chief Physician, Rehabilitation, Central Finland Healthcare District
    Deputy member: Aki Vainionpää, Chief Physician, Rehabilitation, Hospital District of South Ostrobothnia
  • Member: Jaana Ylitalo, Chair, Suomen kuntoutusohjaajien yhdistys SKOY ry
    Deputy member: Anne Höglund, Member of the Board, Suomen kuntoutusohjaajien yhdistys SKOY ry
  • Member: Hanna Huumonen, Senior specialist, Helsinki Employment Services
    Deputy member: Sirkku Reponen, Project Manager, One-Stop Guidance Center, City of Helsinki
  • Member: Virpi Siiskonen, Member of the Board, Finnish Disability Forum
    Deputy member: Riitta Saksanen, Senior Adviser, Social and Health Policy, Finnish Disability Forum
  • Member: Marko Jääskeläinen, Entrepreneur, Finnish Disability Forum
    Deputy member: Jukka Sariola, Chair, Finnish Disability Forum
  • Member: Pia Hytönen, Executive Director, Finfami ry
    Deputy member: Olavi Kaukonen, Managing Director, A-Clinic Foundation
  • Member: Jaana Hirvonen, Development Director, Finnish Rheumatism Association
    Deputy member: Susanna Ryynänen, Rehabilitation Coordinator, Finnish Neuromuscular Disorders Association
  • Member: Janne Leinonen, Chief Medical Director, Kela
    Deputy member: Jan Löfstedt, Senior Medical Advisor, Kela