Texas A&M University, MA (Anthropology)
Areas of Interest:
- Public Safety and Emergency Services
- Rural Communities and Economic Development
- People with Disabilities
- Health, including Mental Health
Kash Krinhop joined PPRI in 1999 with a background in anthropological fieldwork, ethnographic research, and data analysis. Upon arrival, he began working with the Center for Community Support (CCS). The CCS provided a broad range of information, data, and proposal writing services at no cost for Texas community-based nonprofit organizations. Mr. Krinhop’s efforts focused on supporting local communities in the pursuit of grant funding for programs designed to improve the quality of life and promote safe and healthy lifestyles in Texas.
During his time with CCS (1999 – 2009), he wrote 151 grant proposals on behalf of 71 communities and nonprofits across 46 Texas counties. His efforts resulted in 81 funded proposals garnering over $6.6 million in grants for local public safety, health, and education projects in the state of Texas.
Mr. Krinhop was instrumental in developing CCS’ application for Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government 2002 Innovations in American Government Award (IAG). This effort resulted in CCS being recognized among 100 programs nationally that devise imaginative and effective ways to meet urgent social and economic challenges. The IAG Award is the nation’s preeminent program devoted to recognizing and promoting excellence and creativity in the public sector, highlighting exemplary models that address pressing public concerns.
In 2006 Mr. Krinhop transitioned to Assistant Director. Following this transition he also worked as data manager, field interviewer, and project coordinator on a variety of research projects with agencies such as the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), Texas Education Agency (TEA), Texas Department of Insurance (TDI), and Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).
Mr. Krinhop also served as Project Coordinator on 14 contracts (2006 – 2012) with the Doha [Qatar] International Institute for Family Studies and Development (DIIFSD) totaling $2.3 million. These projects involved web and database development, communications, and administrative support. Additionally, Mr. Krinhop served as Co-Investigator for an international research study on the issues faced by and status of children with disabilities and their families entitled Children and the International Landscape of Disabilities (Project CHILD). His work with DIIFSD has been presented at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, NY on numerous occasions and recognized by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.
In 2012, Mr. Krinhop also assumed management of PPRI’s Data Entry Department which is responsible for production and processing of tens of thousands of surveys annually, coding, and transcription services necessary for the Institute’s research initiatives. Due to its importance to PPRI, the Data Entry Department must follow all training, research, and data security protocols necessary for maintaining key informants’ confidentiality and/or anonymity per Texas A&M University and Institutional Review Board guidelines.
Following his successful certification from Texas A&M University’s Leadership Institute Mr. Krinhop also received the 2014 College of Liberal Arts Superior Service (CLASS) Award. This award was in recognition for outstanding service and superior leadership; job excellence; ingenuity, innovation, initiative; and support for the quality of work life and included a considerable stipend.
Areas of expertise include community nonprofit and research proposal development, project planning and management, design of data collection protocols, human resources management, and institutional administration. Past work includes projects on: web-based information systems; children’s health outreach; people with disabilities; education; emergency services/first responders; substance abuse; rural health care; and community infrastructure development.