Amanda Lipp, 26, is a member of the NAMI Board of Directors and a member of NAMI Sacramento. She works as Founder and CEO of The Giving Gallery, Director of Lipp Studios, and Specialist for the Center for Applied Research Solutions (CARS).
She is passionate about tech-philanthropy, mental health, and social entrepreneurship.
Amanda has directed over 20 short documentary films and video trainings about mental health and psychosis with clients including Columbia University and Sutter Health. With CARS, a nonprofit that supports grantees of state and federal funds, Amanda works with clients across the U.S. 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) with representation from over.
Amanda previously served six years for NAMI California board and is trained in In Our Own Voice and Ending the Silence, and Peer-to-Peer.
Amanda graduated from the University of California, Davis, in 2014, with a B.S. in Human Development.
During the 2018-2019 Board term, Amanda will serve on the Development and Planning Committees and will chair the Convention Workgroup.