The committees of the FSHS include the FSHS Council, the Board of Trustees and Health Service Unit Management Groups. The Board of Trustees is responsible for the operations of the FSHS. The person in charge of operative management is the Managing Director. The FSHS Management Team assists the Managing Director in managing operations.
Our activities are guided by the principles of good governance as well as general efficiency and financial requirements. As a foundation, our organisational model enables speedy decisions and therefore flexible adaptation to changes required by society. Unlike other private entities, a foundation does not have members, owners, shareholders or partners.
The FSHS Board of Trustees
The decision-making power and responsibility for the activities of the FSHS lie with the Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees is tasked with directing and developing activities and ensuring the appropriate organisation of activities and finances.
The Board of Trustees has a minimum of six and a maximum of 12 members. The Council appoints one member proposed by the Social Insurance Institution of Finland (Kela), one proposed by the Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities and one by FSHS personnel, together with three members proposed by the National Union of University Students (SYL). In addition to these, the FSHS Council may appoint a maximum of six members of the Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees meets approximately once a month.
The Managing Director and members of senior management are appointed by the Board of Trustees. The Managing Director is responsible for the management of the FSHS as authorised by the Board of Trustees. The Managing Director also acts as a presenter of matters to the meetings of the Board of Trustees.
The FSHS Council
The Council has a minimum of 24 and a maximum of 30 members. The Ministry of Education, the National Institute for Health and Welfare, Kela, the Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities and FSHS personnel can each appoint one member to the Council, while the National Union of University Students (SYL) can appoint 18 members. Members of the Council are appointed for two calendar years at a time.
The Council meets twice a year for its Spring and Autumn Meetings. The Spring Meeting discusses issues that include the annual report of the Board of Trustees and adopts the financial statements. The Autumn Meeting adopts the budget and the action plan, appoints the Chair, Vice Chair, secretary and certain other members of the Council if necessary, and appoints the Chair, Vice Chair and other members of the Board of Trustees if necessary.
Health Service Unit Management Groups
There are ten Health Service Unit Management Groups. Local Management Groups are appointed by the Board of Trustees. Information regarding the management groups of local service units can be found in their own website.
The Management Groups are tasked with monitoring their unit´s activities and changes in their operating environment, health promotion and community health work. The Management Groups attend to any reductions and increases in the number of health centres within the unit and other such matters. They also collaborate actively with FSHS stakeholders.
The FSHS Management Team
Katariina Poskiparta, Managing Director
Kristian Lind, CFO and CIO
Päivi Metsäniemi, Medical Director
Mia Lehmusvaara, HR Director and General Counsel
Annemari Backman, Communications Manager
The FSHS Board of Trustees 2020-2021
Chair, Director of Communications and Public Relations Tuomo Yli-Huttula, Finanssiala ry
Vice Chair, Managing Director Liisa Lähteenaho, RP People Oy
Project Manager Minttu Naarminen, Nyyti ry
Chair Mikkel Näkkäläjärvi, Sosialidemokraattiset Nuoret ry
Senior Legal Advisor Sami Uotinen, Suomen kuntaliitto
Special Adviser Tuomas Vanhanen, Eduskunta
Secretary General Sonja Raitamäki, SYL
Analyytikko Antti Kähkönen
Head Nurse Sari Yrjänä, FSHS personnel
The FSHS Council 2020–2021
Chair Saara Hyrkkö
Vice chair Kim Kujala
Opetusneuvos Sanna Hirsivaara, Opetus- ja kulttuuriministeriö
Erityisasiantuntija Anu Nemlander, Suomen Kuntaliitto ry
Tutkimuspäällikkö Johanna Lammi-Taskula, Terveyden ja hyvinvoinnin laitos
Hyvinvointipalveluiden johtaja Tom Riski, Suomen yliopistot UNIFI ry
Hammashoitaja Sinikka Lintuala, YTHS
Lauri Jurvanen, AYY
Matias Takala HYY
Marko Koskelo, ISYY
Hannamari Vilhunen, ISYY
Juulia Saukkonen, JYY
Pia Etelävuori. LTK
Juho Keränen, LYY
Nuuti Vasari, OYY
Maisa Dyhr, SHS
Oscar Byman, SHS
Sonja Leván, TaiYo
Petra Oksa, TREY
Otto Elomäki, TYY
Ville Ritola, TYY
Petra Sjöberg, VYY
Kati Systä, ÅAs
Titta Hiltunen, SYL