OAJ’s Council elects the union’s Executive Board and president for two years at a time.

The Executive Board members represent the different groups of OAJ members to ensure that everyone is heard. The Executive Board consists of the union’s president and 20 members. Each member has a personal deputy member.

The Executive Board also elects three vice presidents from among its members. The Council’s president and vice presidents are entitled to attend and speak at Executive Board meetings.

The Executive Board’s president and vice presidents prepare matters for the board to discuss and use their independent decision-making powers in certain instances. The president heads OAJ’s operations together with the Executive Board.

OAJ Executive Board 2022–2024

President of the Executive Board

OAJ President Katarina Murto

Member / deputy member

OAO
Lauri Hietalahti / Maarit Rahkola
Anna Hoffren / Anna Vilberg
Tapio Lindfors  /Johanna Toivanen
Tuija Mäntsälä  /Tuovi Pasma

VOL
Anitta Pakanen / Hanna Iso-Kuortti
Asko Parkkinen / Minna Paavola
Tanja Rantala  /Salla Sutinen

YLL
Santeri Palviainen / Marjaana Myötyri

YSI
Alaja Jaana / Petra Siltainsuu
Contursi Kirsi / Tuomo Suihkonen
Kattelus Katariina / Marika Pylkkänen
Koivisto Tuomas / Anne Porkka
Latomäki Pia / Paula Kotirinta
Lindqvist Sebastian / Pamela Leka
Oksa Erja / Jussi Anttila
Pieskä Pekka / Riitta Rautio
Pohjamo Anu / Antti Alanen
Renfors Anna / Katja Poikolainen
Anu Viikki / Antti Karetie
Vuori Kirsi / Pekka Sutinen

Council presidents who participate in Executive Board work

Timo Saavalainen, Council President
Ulla Kangasniemi, I vice-president, OAJ Council
Stig Rönnqvist, II vice-president, OAJ Council

In addition, the president of the Organisation of Swedish-speaking Teachers in Finland FSL and the president of the Teacher Student Union of Finland (SOOL) are entitled to attend and speak at OAJ board meetings.

OAJ presidents

President Katarina Murto
I vice-president Katariina Kattelus
II vice-president Lauri Hietalahti
III vice-president Anitta Pakanen

Preparation of OAJ decisions

The management of OAJ’s organisation is based on the participation and influence of its members. Members elect the Council through elections, the Council elects the union’s president and Executive Board and the board establishes various committees and working groups.

The term of office for committees and working groups is 2022–2024, unless otherwise mentioned.

 

President

Anitta Pakanen (VOL)

Secretary

Heikki Nykänen, OAJ's office
heikki.nykanen@oaj.fi

Members

Katarina Murto
Anitta Pakanen (VOL)
Jaana Alaja (YSI)
Kirsi Contursi (YSI)
Pia Latomäki (YSI)


Petri Lajunen (YSI)

Deputy members

Jaakko Sarmola (YSI)
Tanja Rantala (VOL)
Jukka Sarpila (YSI)

The purpose of the Organisation and Communications Committee is to prepare matters linked to the union’s operations, development, communications and the union’s training activities and state of readiness and monitor the general development of union politics and communications.

President

Kirsi Vuori (YSI)

Secretary

Riina Mäkelälammi, OAJ's office
firstname.lastname@oaj.fi

Member / deputy member

Leena Aaltonen / Ann-Britt Romar (YSI)
Kai Järvinen / Minna Laitila (YSI)
Eero Kolari / Manne Karjalainen (OAO)
Paula Kotirinta / Anna Nyqvist (YSI)
Anna Laakkonen / Maarit Marjusaari (VOL)
Kimmo Liljeroos / Teija Launiainen (OAO)
Virpi Manninen / Petra Pulli (SOOL)
Mika Mattila / Hans-Joachim Schulze (YLL)
Minna Parviainen / Maija Vehmas (YSI)
Jaakko Sarmola / Marika Pylkkänen (YSI)
Salla Sutinen / Anna Roikonen (VOL)
Linda Tammelin / Sameli Valkama (YSI)
Johanna Toivanen / Terhi Saarinen (OAO)
Kirsi Vuori / Anna Pitkänen (YSI)

 

Kari Nieminen / Jani Siirilä
Timo Markkanen / Paula Kotirinta
Mervi Berg / Kai Nihti
Riina Hilo / Yrjö Kangas
Antti Karetie / Jukka Hella
Juho Vehviläinen / Vesa Lahtinen
Sebastian Lindqvist / Virpi Ojala

OAO

Tapio Lindfors / Jari Jokinen
Helena Kahl / Anni Koppanen
Jarno Varteva / Sami Mäkelä

VOL

Minna Paavola / Hanna Iso-Kuortti
Heidi Pakarinen / Eija Kamppuri

YLL

Erja Kosonen / Mari Suonio

Student representative

Saana Ylikruuvi / Emma Heikkilä

The task of the Education Policy Committee is to prepare for the Executive Board education policy proposals, motions, policies and statements and to primarily monitor national education policy and to promote education policy advocacy.

President

Tuija Mäntsälä (YSI)

Secretary

Risto-Matti Alanko, OAJ's office
firstname.lastname@oaj.fi

Member/deputy member
OAJ-YSI

Ulla Koponen / Jaakko Sarmola
Mea Nordberg / Leena Äärimaa
Jouko Arvo / Kyösti Pihlajamäki
Erja Oksa / Antti Simonen
Leena Kalliolehto / Joakim Häggström
Timo Saavalainen / Tuomo Suihkonen
Tiina Pesonen / Ulla Puukangas

OAO

Tuija Mäntsälä / Riitta Rislakki
Reijo Viitanen / Juha Lindström
Atte Korte / Mirva Peltokangas

VOL

Anitta Pakanen / Merja Laitinen
Salla Sutinen / Johanna Karlsson

YLL

Santeri Palviainen / Jonna Kangas

Student representative

Markus Helin / Aatu Korhonen 

President

Anneli Rantamäki

Vice president

Marko Jokinen

Executive Board representative

Katariina Kattelus

President of the Education Policy Committee

Tuija Mäntsälä

Secretary

Tuomo Laakso, OAJ’s office
firstname.lastname@oaj.fi

Member / deputy member

Anneli Rantamäki / Kasper Salin  
Marko Jokinen / Mervi Berg  
Jaakko Sarmola / Reetta Nyman  
Perttu Ståhlberg / Kari Jukarainen
Päivi Koski / Johanna Juva
Teemu Hiltula / Jorma Pesonen
Tuula Havonen / Heidi Naukkarinen
Minttu Kalmi / Ritu Savolainen
Marja Asikainen / Mika Matilainen
Pia Räsänen / Taneli Sini
Timo Kovanen / Anni Halonen
Jouni Kaipainen / Minna Hankala-Vuorinen
Eva-Stina Törnroos / Katja Järvinen 
Pirjo Mertaranta / Kati Miettinen
Päivi Peltola / Ulla Netsäinen
Hans Kankkonen / Anu Waltari-Grundström

The term of office of the Senior Committee is 2021-2023

President

Pekka Koskinen
pekka.koskinen@ppa.inet.fi

Representative of OAJ’s Executive Board

Kirsi Contursi

Senior Committee secretary

Tuula Laine
Rautatieläisenkatu 6
00520 Helsinki
tel. 020 748 9735
tuula.laine@osj.fi

Member / deputy member

Anne Eurola-Ristola / Irja-Leena Tikkanen
Marita Fagerström / Unto Kiljunen
Markus Harald / Marja Paavonkallio
Seppo Heinonen / Terttu Möttönen
Kimmo Hissa / Pentti Länne
Arja Jääskeläinen / Birgit Gröhn
Eija Ketola / Sirkka Aadeli
Jouni Kukkonen / Eeva Viinamäki-Mäkinen
Merja-Helena Kärkkäinen / Aune Orjala
Marja-Liisa Remes / Timo Saarelainen
Juhani Suopanki / Matti Pitkänen
Tuula Turunen / Riitta Keränen

 

President

Santeri Palviainen

Secretary

Kalle Liuski
firstname.lastname@oaj.fi

Members

Saana Ylikruuvi
Markus Helin
Annabella Nummelin
Aino Ylipiessa
Emma Heikkilä
Petro Pitkänen

Deputy members

Aatu Korhonen
Jani Patrakkka
Karoliina Kovalainen
Sami Perkiö

President

Pirkko Kuhmonen (OAO)

Secretary

Tuovi Manninen
firstname.lastname@oaj.fi

Member / deputy member
YSI

Juho Kallio / Suvi Koivunen
Tiina Sauvola / Satu Mattila
Esa Lappi / Irene Räty
Riikkamarja Autio / Niina Peltonen

OAO

Pirkko Kuhmonen / Timo Junkala
Kirsi Vartiainen / Anneli Ahvonen
Konsta Ojanen / Tapio Kattainen

President

Antti Hiitti (YSI)

Secretary

Päivi Lyhykäinen, OAJ’s office
firstname.lastname@oaj.fi

Member / deputy member
OAJ-YSI

Antti Hiitti / Markus Järvinen
Jukka Hella / Tarja Haveri
Mikko Ripatti / Vesa Valkila

OAO

Kirsti Vänskä / Sissi Huhtala
Alla Lemechkova-Toivanen / Eero Kolari

VOL

Susanna Haapsamo / Minna Salminen

YLL

Outi Ylitapio-Mäntylä / Jonna Kangas
Jaana Toomar / Erja Kosonen
Lenita Hietanen / Eila Matikainen

Student representative

Markus Helin / Emma Heikkilä

President

Antti Ikonen (SURE)

Representative of OAJ’s Executive Board

Anu Vilkki, deputy Jukka Sarpila

Secretary

Niku Tuomisto, OAJ’s office
firstname.lastname@oaj.fi

Member  / deputy member

Sari Hakola (SURE)

Kaj Holmbäck (SURE)

Päivi Ikola (SURE)

Antti Ikonen (SURE)

Inka Kokkonen (SURE)

Marko Kuvaja (SURE)

Anne Rousku (SURE)

Susanna Haapsamo (VOL) / Annukka Hulkkonen

Virpi Lehmusvaara (OPSIA)

Markku Ollila (KEA) / Jukka Pitkänen

Sari Päivärinne / Susanna Virtanen

Student representative

Annabella Nummelin / Sami Perkiö

The task of the higher education working group is to prepare matters related to higher education advocacy for the Income and Payroll Policy Committee and Education Policy Committee.

President

Ulla Kangasniemi

Secretary

Hanna Tanskanen, OAJ's office
firstname.lastname@oaj.fi

Member / deputy member
OAO

Jari Jokinen / Tuija Mäntsälä
Ulla Kangasniemi / Teija Launiainen
Kari Tikkala / Hanna-Maija Aarnio
Jarno Varteva / Esa Salmikangas

YLL

Santeri Palviainen / Jenni Nikolajeff
Erja Kosonen / Juha Iisakka
Åke Finne / Suvi Kotkavuori

YSI

Kari Filpus / Petri Lajunen

Student representative

Hanna Rahkonen / Virpi Manninen

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