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

Jari Välimäki, Chief Medical Director, Kela