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. Grace is currently an instructor for the USC Safe Communities Institute in which her are of focus is on Homelessness.
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.
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.
Karina Gaete-Llanos, Outreach Coordinator
Karina is an international trade professional, and a travel industry expert with a vast experience in public administration and languages. Karina initiated her career over twenty-five years ago in Spain, where she built a thriving profession in the field of International Trade and Hospitality. In 2001, she moved to Brussels, Belgium –where she explored the field of the International Relations and the Regulatory Affairs as Technical Advisor at the Parliament of the European Union (EP). In this institution, first, Karina joined the Office of the Chairman of the Industry, Trade, Research and Energy Committee. Three years later, she joined the team of the speaker for Transport and Regional Policy Committee. In early 2007 she joined the Office of the Vice President, where she gained precious expertise in development aid –particularly at the EP delegation to the Joint Parliamentary Assembly Africa/Caribbean/Pacific-European Union and its Women’s Forum, where gender issues are continuously tackled.
Since 2011 Karina resides in California. As consultant, she manages projects on business development, research and assessment. Also, she leads presentations, training, and serves as interpreter and translator.
Karina holds a Master of Arts in International Trade from Université Libre de Bruxelles-Solvay Business School, Belgium (2003), a Bachelor of Arts in Tourism and Hospitality Administration from Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (2010), and a Certificate of Teacher of Spanish as a Second Language from Instituto Hemingway, Spain (2012). She has also pursued studies in the fields of managing people and teams, business communication, emerging markets, corporate social responsibility, administration, public relations, and languages.
Rebecca Weltman, Administrative Coordinator. Rebecca is the Administrative Coordinator for Communities in Motion, who received a Master of Social Work from California State University, Northridge this past spring. Since receiving an undergraduate degree in Psychology in 2015, Rebecca has been using her knowledge to provide therapy, case management and advocacy for youth and parents in the Los Angeles’s foster care and justice systems. She was raised in the South Bay area and is excited to help individuals in her community, specifically youth facing great social injustices, heal and flourish.