OCRA Welcomes Michael Sinnet (Project Manager) & Paul Smith (Community Liason)

OCRA names new Project Manager and Community Liaison
INDIANAPOLIS – On March 12, Michael Sinnet joined the Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) as the Project Manager handling the Stellar Communities program. Before joining OCRA, Michael was a Program Manager for Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana. The program he managed provided job-readiness skills training to seniors, 55 and older, with a goal of returning people to the workforce.
For more than 10 years, Michael has served in various non-profit leadership roles. While working for the John Boner Neighborhood Center, he helped design programs that provide academic, recreational, and cultural life skill experiences to students. He worked with parents, staff, and administration of the school. He also previously worked for the Boys & Girls Club of Montgomery County, helping to create broader organizational impact through program development, staff growth and grant management.
Michael is a collaborative minded individual who enjoys working with diverse populations, organizations and communities to improve programs and processes that positively influence under-served populations.
Michael holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services from Indiana Wesleyan University.
Michael lives in Crawfordsville with his wife Tiffany, daughters Peyton and Harper and dog Oscar. He enjoys being outdoors, concerts and reading.
On March 26, Paul Smith joined OCRA as the West Central Community Liaison. The West Central region covers the following counties: Boone, Hendricks, Monroe, Morgan, Owen, Greene, Sullivan, Clay, Vigo, Putnam, Parke, Vermillion, Fountain and Montgomery.
For more than 21 years, Paul has served in the Navy in various positions across the US. This progressive management and leadership experience allowed him to serve in positions that required leadership, talent development, HR knowledge and outstanding customer service. He helped to create broader organizational impact through program development, proactive community collaboration, and innovative resourcefulness.
He also is active in his community by volunteering with the Baxter YMCA, the USS Indiana and the USS Indianapolis Commissioning Committees.
Paul holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Marian University and a Master of Business Administration from Anderson University.
Paul lives in Greenwood with his wife Kristin, along with their four children and two dogs. He enjoys being outdoors, reading and spending time with his family.