Amanda Lipp is social entrepreneur, filmmaker, and speaker passionate about mental health, LGBTQ, and multimedia storytelling.
She is Founder & CEO of The Giving Gallery, Director and Filmmaker of Lipp Studios, President of Lipp & Associates, and Specialist for the Center for Applied Research Solutions (CARS).
As CEO of The Giving Gallery, an online platform that sells art to support 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 & Filmmaker of Lipp Studios, Amanda has made over 20 short documentary films and comic books about youth mental health, clients including Columbia University and Sutter Health. As a Specialist for the Center for Applied Research Solutions, a nonprofit that supports grantees of state and federal funds, Amanda works with clients on LGBTQ, substance use, and behavioral health initiatives, including President Obama’s Now Is The Time grant recipients. As President of Lipp & Associates, a consulting firm, Amanda supports clients on creative cause marketing strategies. Previously, Amanda worked at the California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA), where she co-designed the first U.S.-hosted 7th International Together Against Stigma conference co-hosted by the World Psychiatric Association (WPA).
At 19, Amanda was appointed to the largest grassroots mental health nonprofit in the U.S., the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). She served six years on the NAMI CA board, and in 2017 was elected by membership to the NAMI National board, 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 in college to becoming an advocate. She is currently an Executive 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.
Amanda's hobbies include scuba diving, kickboxing, mountain biking, and snowboarding. She was born and raised in Sacramento, California.