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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