Ann La Porta has been a member of AAFSW since 1978. Over the years she has worked with the Forum Committee on projects such as obtaining mental health benefits for family members, especially those impacted by crisis situations. More recently she worked with EFM employment issues during the Trump administration and was a part of the committee for SNEA (Special Needs Education Allowance) reform. She co-founded the Evacuee Support Network in 1984 and has been a lead person for that whenever she was posted in DC. By profession she is a lawyer who has focused on child welfare issues in DC. Overseas she worked with Maori land rights issues in New Zealand and a Rule of Law project in Mongolia.