Tina Knight is currently the Contracts & Grants Manager at the County of Ventura, Human Services Agency (HSA), where she oversees the Contracts & Grants Department, which raises external funds for HSA and manages over $23 million annually in contracts to support children’s, adult and workforce development services. Prior to work at the County, Tina was the Director of Research & Sponsored Programs at CSU Channel Islands, overseeing development, submission, administrative review & approval and institutional compliance for $5-$12 million annually in grants to the university and sub-awards from the university to partner institutions.
Before moving to the university, Tina was the Vice President for Programs & Grants at the Ventura County Community Foundation, where she worked for 9 years, providing program development and strategic oversight and evaluation of VCCF’s grant programs. Prior to VCCF, as the Department Administrator for the Department of International Health at Boston University, Tina managed programs focused on providing education and training for public health professionals from developing countries. Later, Tina became a Project Manager and the Program & Finance Director for Sustainable Sciences Institute, a nonprofit organization that provides training, education, grants and resources for public health researchers in developing countries. She volunteered overseas doing international relief and development during the 1999 Kosovo crisis and has traveled extensively for both work and pleasure.
Tina holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Social Psychology, and is on the CNL Advisory Board in addition to being an active faculty member.