Amanda Lipp is Founder and CEO of The Giving Gallery, Director and Filmmaker of Lipp Studios, and Specialist for the Center for Applied Research Solutions (CARS). She is passionate about, mental health, art, and social entrepreneurship.
Amanda is the youngest board director of the largest mental health grassroots nonprofit in the U.S., the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), providing governance to over 1,000 affiliates and strategic planning for a $15 million dollar annual budget. She has given over 150 speeches locally and globally, sharing lessons from her psychiatric hospitalization to becoming an advocate for community-based care. She is currently a fellow for the Nehemiah Emerging Leaders Program (NELP), class of 2018. Amanda graduated from the University of California, Davis, in 2014, with a B.S. in Human Development.
As CEO of The Giving Gallery, an online platform that sells art for mental health nonprofits, Amanda secured partnerships with two of the largest mental health nonprofits in the U.S., Mental Health America (MHA), and Active Minds. As Director of Lipp Studios, Amanda has made over 20 short documentary films about mental health, clients including Columbia University and Sutter Health. With CARS, a nonprofit that supports grantees of state and federal funds, Amanda works with grantees on LGBTQ, substance use, and behavioral health initiatives, including President Obama’s Now Is The Time grant recipients. Previously, Amanda worked at the California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA) in Sacramento, where she co-designed the first U.S.-hosted 7th International Together Against Stigma conference co-hosted by the World Psychiatric Association (WPA).