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Anlecta “LaPora” Lindsey

Anlecta “LaPora” Lindsey is a dedicated Navy spouse and advocate with a wealth of experience in supporting military families. With a focus on professional development, she has developed and supported numerous programs that have contributed to educating and empowering the military community.

LaPora served as a work and family life consultant, conducting one-on-one appointments and group sessions, advising and educating individuals on various career topics. She also served as a Navy Ombudsman Coordinator at two installations.

In her role as a career and program coordinator, LaPora facilitated workshops for unemployed and underemployed clients seeking to re-enter the workforce, including veterans. Her efforts included designing and coordinating programs encompassing career exploration, leadership development, mentorship and mental health support.

As an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland Global Campus, LaPora educated military-affiliated adult learners and created curricula and examinations that aligned with educational objectives and goals while identifying and resolving any issues or concerns.

As a program manager for the Family Employment Program, LaPora developed streamlined processes and conducted virtual and in-person group training sessions. Topics she covered included suicide prevention and life skills. In addition, she provided job search assistance to clients and took charge of creating course materials and training aids to enhance learning experiences. Her ability to establish strong connections with command and regional leadership ensured that military families received personalized support they could rely on.

LaPora has contributed to Military Spouse and Kitsap Military Times. She served as a panelist at the 2019 Military Spouse Employment Partnership Conference, sharing her insights and expertise on military spouse employment. She has experience in various family readiness programs, including employment/education, child care, entrepreneurship, morale/community and relocation/housing.

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