Amanda Lipp, 26, is a social entrepreneur, filmmaker, and speaker passionate about mental health, storytelling, and social change.
She is the director of Lipp Studios, a media production firm specializing in documentary film promotion; Founder and CEO of The Giving Gallery, an online art gallery that supports mental health nonprofits; and Specialist for the Center for Applied Research Solutions, a national technical assistance center supporting grantees of state and federal funding across the U.S. Amanda serves as a board member for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), the largest grassroots mental health agency in the country, and board advisor for Strong 365 and Art With Impact (AWI).
Since age 19, Amanda has given over 150 speeches across the U.S., and produced over 20 short films promoting causes through stories. After graduating from the University of California, Davis, in 2014, with a Bachelor of Science in Human Development, Amanda co-designed the first U.S. hosted 7th International “Together Against Stigma” Conference co-hosted by the World Psychiatric Association (WPA), the California Mental Health Services Act (CalMHSA), and the California Behavioral Health Directors Association (CBHDA). Signature media-education projects under Lipp Studios have included a documentary series about youth psychosis with Columbia University; comic book resources about education rehabilitation with Felton Institute of San Francisco; and national training for President Obama’s Now Is The Time (NITT) federal grantees.