Advisory Board on Occupational Health Care

The Advisory Board acts as support for Kela in issues concerning reimbursements for occupational health care expenses.

The Advisory Board has the following duties:

handle issues related to reimbursements for occupational health care expenses
monitor developments in reimbursement practices
issue statements to Kela’s Board regarding these issues.

Kela’s Board nominates the Advisory Board for a period of three years. The current term of office is 1 January 2017–31 December 2019.

Chair 
Kari-Pekka Mäki-Lohiluoma, Director, Kela

Deputy chair
Anne Neimala, Director of Benefits, Kela

Secretary
Paula Melart, Medical Advisor, Kela

Members Substitute
Kristiina Mukala, Ministerial Counsellor / Occupational Health, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health Ritva Partinen, Senior Officer, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health
Riitta Sauni, Ministerial Counsellor, Health/Medical Affairs, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health Tarja Kantolahti, Ministerial Adviser, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health
Jorma Mäkitalo, Director of Center of expertise, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health Timo Leino, Chief Medical Officer, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health
Johanna Larkio, Chief Occupational Health Physician,
Finnish Association of Occupational Health Physicians
Katri Tiitola, Occupational Health Physician, Finnish Association of Occupational Health Physicians
Marja Alanne, Chief Occupational Health Nurse, Finnish Association of Occupational Health Nurses Pilvi Österman, Occupational Health Nurse, Finnish Association of Occupational Health Nurses
Kari Haring, Medical Adviser, Central Organisation of Finnish Trade Unions Anne Mironen, Adviser for Health, Safety and Equality at Work, Central Organisation of Finnish Trade Unions
Auli Rytivaara, Medical Adviser,
Confederation of Finnish Industries
Antti Tanskanen, Senior Adviser, Confederation of Finnish Industries
Taija Hämäläinen, Labour Market Advisor,
KT Local government employers
Jorma Palola, Chief Negotiator, KT Local government employers
Marja Tallavaara, Specialist, Central Union of Agricultural Producers and Forest Owners (MTK) Kari Aikio, Regional Manager, Central Union of Agricultural Producers and Forest Owners (MTK)
Riitta Työläjärvi, Senior Adviser, Social and Health Policy, Finnish Confederation of Professionals STTK Anna Kukka, Work Environment Specialist, Finnish Confederation of Professionals STTK
Hanna-Maija Kause, Leading Specialist, Akava - Confederation of Unions for Professional and Managerial Staff in Finland      Miia Kannisto, Leading Specialist, Akava - Confederation of Unions for Professional and Managerial Staff in Finland
Harri Hellstén, Head of Labour Market Affairs, Federation of Finnish Enterprises Albert Mäkelä, Legal Counsel, Federation of Finnish Enterprises
Elina Laavi, Manager, Public Affairs, Finnish Pension Alliance TELA Janne Pelkonen, Senior Specialist,
Finnish Pension Alliance TELA
Hennamari Mikkola, Head of the Information and Communications Unit, Kela Timo Hujanen, Special Researcher, Kela, Information and Communications Unit
Janne Leinonen, Chief Medical Director, Kela