Finland, Paula Risikko, Minister of Health and Social Services














































Minister of Health and Social Services, 19 April 2007 to present

Doctor of Science (Health Care), Member of Parliament

National Coalition Party

Date and place of birth: 4 June 1960 Ylihärmä

Place of residence: Seinäjoki


Minister at the Ministry of the Environment, 19 April 2007 to 31 December 2007


National Coalition Party, Vice Chair 2004-2008

Women’s Federation of the National Coalition Party, Chair 2004-2007


Member of Parliament 2003 to present

Social Insurance Institution of Finland, Parliamentary Trustee 2006-2007


Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences, Vice Rector 2003 to present (on leave of absence)

Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences, School of Health, Director 2001-2002

Director of branch (social affairs, health and culture) 2001-2002

Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences, School of Health and Social Work, Director 2000-2001

South Ostrobothnia Hospital District, Quality Manager, 1999-2001

Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences, Project Manager 1998-1999

Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities, Project Manager 1995-1998

Helsinki Institute of Nursing, Quality Manager 1994-1995

Seinäjoki School of Health Care, Director of Adult Education 1990-1994

Nursing Teacher 1985-1990

Registered Nurse 1983-1985


Seinäjoki City Council 2001 to present, Vice Chair 2001-2007

South Ostrobothnia Hospital District, Vice Chair of the Council 2005-2007


National Advisory Board on Health Care Ethics (ETENE), Member 2006-2007

Council for Gender Equality TANE, Member 2003-2007

Advisory Board on Veterans' Affairs, Member 2006-2007

Advisory Committee on Mental Health Policy, Member 2005-2007

Advisory Board for Ethnic Relations, Member 2005-2007

Suomi Mutual Policyholders' Representative Assembly, Member 2003-2007

South Ostrobothnia OP Bank, Member of the Supervisory Board 2003-2007

Support Association of the Finnish Emigrant Museum, Chair of the Board 2004-2007

Korpisaari Foundation, Board Member 2005-2007, Vice Chair 2006-2007

Central Union of Agricultural Producers and Forest Owners (MTK), Social Affairs Committee, Specialist Member 2003-2007

Finnish Diabetes Association, Member of the Executive Board 2006-2007


Spouse: Head of unit Heikki Tapani Risikko, 2000 to present

Child: Aino (2005)


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