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Amanda Lipp

Amanda Lipp

Peer Media Consultant & Filmmaker

Amanda Lipp is a social entrepreneur, filmmaker, and speaker passionate about mental health storytelling & philanthropy.

Amanda is the Director of Lipp Studios, Founder of The Giving Gallery, and Research Specialist for the Center for Applied Research Solutions.

Amanda has produced over 60 short documentaries about mental health and social impact – covering issues such as youth psychosis, digital health, and tiny home building for California fire victims. Since age 18, she has given over 150 speeches around the U.S. sharing her personal mental health journey and debuting her films. Clients have included Columbia Psychiatry, Sutter Health, University of Wisconsin, and Princeton University.

Amanda currently serves on the Mental Health Advisory Panel at Google, and is a member of the Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Committee (ISMICC) created by Congress to advise on federal mental health policy. Amanda is a former board member of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), the largest grassroots mental health nonprofit in the U.S. She served six years on NAMI California’s board, followed by three years at NAMI National.

Amanda is a fellow of CORO Northern California and the Nehemiah Emerging Leaders Program (NELP, Class X). She graduated from UC Davis with a B.S. in Human Development in 2014.

Her hobbies include mountain biking, rock climbing, SCUBA diving, and she holds a black belt in Kung Fu and Kenpo. Amanda is based in Sacramento, California.

Check out Amanda’s story.