Hans Dosland

Associate Policy Analyst

Hans Dosland is an Associate Policy Analyst at Chapin Hall. Dosland works with state government and child welfare agencies to operationalize transformative systems change as part of Chapin Hall’s Implementation Collaborative. In this work, he helps build jurisdictions’ capacity to enhance their continuous quality improvement processes and implement preventative evidence-based practices to increase family safety, permanency, and well-being. He employs systematic research reviews, policy analyses, tools, and templates to create innovative and viable solutions. Dosland’s policy interests include how child welfare and homelessness intersect and the use of participatory policymaking to establish community buy-in and reach sustainable outcomes.

Prior to joining Chapin Hall, Dosland was a Committee Legislative assistant in the Minnesota House of Representatives, where he helped administer the House’s Early Childhood Finance and Policy Committee and Child Protection Services Taskforce. Before this role, Dosland served as the YMCA Twin Cities’ Homeless Youth Program Manager, where he designed, implemented, and managed a robust and collaborative emergency sheltering program in response to COVID-19. Dosland brings nearly a decade of experience in direct youth service, program development, community outreach, and government process knowledge.

Dosland holds a Master of Public Policy and Administration from Northwestern University and a dual Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and Spanish from Luther College.

Master of Public Policy and Administration, Northwestern University

Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and Spanish, Luther College