Biography of Vilja Savisaar Toomast
Degree from the University of Tartu, psychologist and teacher (1985), master's degree, Institute of General and Molecular Pathology, State University of Tartu (1988).
Psychologist, Mainor consultants (1988-1990); assistant to the Prime Minister (1990-1992); Chief editor, Seitse Päeva magazine (1990-1994); adviser to the Deputy Speaker of the Estonian Parliament (1992-1994); chief editor, Elu Pilt magazine (1994-1997); adviser to the Minister for Home Affairs (1995); mayor of the Nõmme section of Tallinn (1999); editor responsible for OÜ Pilt ja Sõna (1999-2002); deputy mayor, Northern Tallinn Executive (2002), mayor of city section (2005-2007); Member of the Estonian Parliament during the 10th and 11th parliamentary terms.
Board member, Estonian Centre Party (2003-2005; 2007-2009).
Member, Eestimaa Rahvarinde volikogu (1990), Tallinn City Council (1999-2002).
Chair, board of East Tallinn Central Hospital (2002-2011); chair, board of In Commune Bonum (2002-2012); President, Estonian Volleyball Association; member, Executive Committee of the Estonian Olympic Committee; President, Eastern European Zonal Association of the European Volleyball Federation; member, Old Narva Association; member, Nõmme Commonweal Association.
Memoirs: 'Valguses ja varjus' (Kohtla-Järve 1995); collection 'Eestimaa Rahvarinne' (Tallinn 2002).
Riigivapi II klassi teenetemärk (2006).