Rehabilitation Partner Forum

The Rehabilitation Partner Forum develops rehabilitation client cooperation together with Kela's cooperation partners acting in different roles.

The topics for the Forum are planned together with the members. The aim is to improve cooperation when providing rehabilitation services and the cooperation with the clients.

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
Tuula Ahlgren Head of Rehabilitation Services 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: Marika Heimo, Grants Officer, Funding Centre for Social Welfare and Health Organisations (STEA
    Deputy member: Heidi Pursiainen, Senior Specialist, Funding Centre for Social Welfare and Health Organisations (STEA
  • 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: Riitta Työläjärvi, Medical Adviser, Central Organisation of Finnish Trade Unions
    Deputy member: Ilkka Kaukoranta, Chief Economist, Central Organisation of Finnish Trade Unions
  • Member: Auli Rytivaara, Chief Medical Officer, Confederation of Finnish Industries
    Deputy member: Juhani Ruutiainen, Professor, Rehabilitation Director, Chief Medical Officer, Finnish Neuro Society
  • Member: Marja Tallavaara Specialist, Central Union of Agricultural Producers and Forest Owners (MTK)
    Deputy member: Maire Lumiaho, Lawyer, Central Union of Agricultural Producers and Forest Owners (MTK)
  • Member:  - Senior Adviser, Social and Health Policy, Finnish Confederation of Professionals STTK
    Deputy member:  Samppa Koskela, Lawyer, Finnish Confederation of Professionals STTK
  • Member:  Mika Pekkonen, Medical Director, Verve Oy
    Deputy member: Jarno Talvitie, Business Policy Adviser, Kuntoutuksen toimialayhdistys KTAY
  • Member:  Päivi Opari, Senior Adviser, SOSTE Finnish Federation for Social Affairs and Health
    Deputy member: Soile Kuitunen, CEO, Rehabilitation Foundation
  • Member: Janne Pelkonen, Senior Specialist, Finnish Pension Alliance TELA
    Deputy member: -
  • Member: Harri Hellstén Head of Labour Market Affairs, Federation of Finnish Enterprises
    Deputy member: Albert Mäkelä Legal Counsel, Federation of Finnish Enterprises
  • Member: Mauri Kallinen, Chief Physician, Rehabilitation, Central Finland Healthcare District
    Deputy member: Aki Vainionpää, Chief Physician, Rehabilitation, Hospital District of South Ostrobothnia
  • Member: Tiina Mäkinen, Kuntoutusalan asiantuntijat ry
    Deputy member: Katri Ojala, Senior Advisor, Akava - Confederation of Unions for Professional and Managerial Staff in Finland
  • Member: Outi Töytäri, Rehabilitation Advisor, Tehy ry
    Deputy member: Marja Lampainen, physiotherapist
  • Member: Janne Leinonen, Chief Medical Director, Kela
    Deputy member: Jan Löfstedt Senior Medical Advisor, Kela 
  • Member: Anna-Liisa Salminen, Lead Researcher, Kela
    Deputy member: Riitta Seppänen-Järvelä, Kela