About Us

img_0574_#1Grace 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-photStephanie 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.

 

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