The Center for Community Solutions is appointing Hope Lane to the role of Fellow, Health Equity, effective January 1, 2022.
Hope works in Community Solution’s Columbus, Ohio office and manages an extensive docket of policy issues including public benefits, maternal and infant health, and racism as a public health crisis. In this role, she works closely with elected officials, legislative and executive branch staff, and statewide associations and other organizations focused on health and human service issues. She is regularly asked to provide analysis and comment on pending policy issues by local, state and national media outlets.
She is regularly asked to provide analysis and comment on pending policy issues by local, state and national media outlets.
Current work includes chairing a subcommittee of the Ohio Collaborative to Advance Maternal Health and working with the Ohio Association of Foodbanks, pulling data and research on the impact of federally supported food programs. She has been a leader in the national conversation about increasing access to SNAP for college students during the pandemic. Last year she and Loren Anthes authored a major report on the establishment of a pre-booking crisis intervention center for Cuyahoga County.
Hope joined Community Solutions in July 2019 as a Public Policy & External Affairs Associate. Before joining Community Solutions, Hope served in the Ohio Legislature, first as a fellow with the Ohio Legislative Service Commission where she worked with the House Minority Caucus and then as a Senior Legislative Aide to Representative Brigid Kelly where she focused on issues like work and wages, government transparency and gender fairness in the tax code.
Prior to moving to Columbus, Hope worked in electoral politics in Northeast Ohio, fostering relationships with policymakers at the local, state and federal levels. She is a graduate of Kent State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a graduate of The George Washington University with a Master of Professional Studies in Political Management.