OAJ has centralised the services for members in managerial positions to a service team for managers. The team has tailored services as well as develops them according to the managers’ needs to protect their own employment relationship and to support managerial work. The following experts can be contacted directly by our members in managerial positions:

The team is led by Niku Tuomisto, general education

Information on leadership is available on website section: Managerial positions in the education sector


Niku Tuomisto

Development Manager

020 748 9612 niku.tuomisto@oaj.fi @JNikuT

Erkki Mustonen

Leading Legal Counsel


Nina Lahtinen

Director of Educational Policy

020 748 9639 nina.lahtinen@oaj.fi @LahtinenNina

Liina-Mari Ylhäisi

Special Advisor, Labour Market Advocacy

020 748 9610 liina-mari.ylhaisi@oaj.fi


Minna Vakkuri

Special Advisor, Labour Market Advocacy

020 748 9663 minna.vakkuri@oaj.fi @minnvak

Jens Mattfolk

Ombudsman, FSL

040 551 0023 jens.mattfolk@fsl.fi

  • Niku Tuomisto: general education issues
  • Erkki Mustonen: legal advice
  • Nina Lahtinen: education policy issues
  • Timo Mäki: early childhood education
    Minna Vakkuri: vocational education and training.
  • Jens Mattfolk: contact him if you work in a managerial position in general education in a swedish speaking school