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Anthony LaPolla

Operations and Recruitment Manager

Professional Profile

Anthony is the Operations and Recruitment Manager. When Hurricane Maria struck in September of 2018, Anthony ran the Operations and Logistics for the Puerto Rico STEP program. This program, also known as Tu Hogar Renace "Your Home Reborn," has helped thousands of Puerto Ricans recover sooner from the devastating effects of Maria by assuring financial assistance, home inspections, repairs, and removal of debris. In previous positions, LaPolla spent his time in the recruiting, staffing, and Human Resources industries. Anthony resides in Utica, NY with his wife, Stephanie.

Disaster Experience

  • STEP Pilot Program – “Tu Hogar Renace,” Department of Housing – Government of Puerto Rico

Personal Affiliations

  • Utica City School District Board of Education Member term 2018-2023 - Utica, NY
  • Board of Director for The Arc Oneida-Lewis Chapter – Utica, NY
  • Board of Director/Secretary for The Abraham House – Utica, NY
  • The Genesis Group of the Mohawk Valley, Striving for Success Honoree – 2014


  • Certificate in Grant Proposal Writing from Fort Hays State University
  • IS-00100.b - Intro to Incident Command System
  • IS-00700.a - National Incident Management System
  • IS-00634 - Intro to FEMA's Public Assistance Program
  • IS-00230.b - Fundamentals of Emergency Management
  • Field Operations Coordinator Training - Vanguard Emergency Management