Grace C. Weltman, Founder
Grace Weltman, Founder of Communities in Motion has over 20 years of public policy, nonprofit leadership and community development experience. She has led many collaborative efforts focused on improving social and human services. Leveraging her experiences and expertise in public policy and nonprofit management, Grace has been providing nonprofit capacity building, training, and technical assistance to nonprofit and government organizations, with planning specialties in organization, strategic planning, policy and advocacy leadership, data planning and management and communications. Grace has extensive community planning, group facilitation, and community engagement experience, which spans across her professional and volunteer experience. She has worked across a variety of sectors that includes early childhood education, social services, homelessness, and youth development.
Grace received her Bachelor of Science in Public Policy & Management and her Master’s in Public Policy degree from the University of Southern California Price School of Public Policy. Grace also participates in various efforts impacting the public and nonprofit industry,
Leadership Positions Held
- Director of Policy and Planning, Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority
- Associate Director of Policy and Planning, Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority
- Program Director, Community Partners
- Founding Executive Director, Child Care Alliance of Los Angeles
- Volunteer Experience: 10 Nonprofit Boards, Empowerment Congress, Community Engagement Advice to Philanthropy, University of Southern California Price School of Public Policy Alumni Advisory Board Founder
Stephanie Inyama, Senior Consultant
Stephanie brings a powerful set of unique perspectives to her colleagues and clients in both the public and private sectors. Following a successful fifteen-year career as a banker, she found her passion in mentoring and was able to bring her experience, leadership and project management skills to organizations and communities throughout Northern and Southern California. Her efforts focused on grassroots organizing and supporting community projects intended to outreach to disadvantaged individuals, youth and families.
Over the past twelve years, she has developed augmented programs and provided services to non-profit organizations concerning operations, strategic planning, collaboration, capacity building, technical assistance, facilitation, quality assurance, training, grant and proposal writing. In addition, Stephanie brings a strong background of community engagement, planning and organizing around such diverse matters as foster care, the child welfare system, homelessness and the homeless delivery system.
As the Homeless Count Manager, she oversaw the successful implementation of the 2016 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count, the largest Homeless Count in the nation. Over 7500 volunteers successfully enumerated 2,155 census tracts encompassing over 3,900 square miles in Los Angeles County. The Count was the biggest and most comprehensive since its inception in 2005.
Stephanie cultivates and leverages strong and diverse relationships across a wide spectrum of community programs and initiatives. Her partnership network includes transition-age youth, community providers, city and county agencies, local governments and first responders.