Amanda Lipp is dedicated to creative and innovative approaches that increase individual wellness and organizational impact. Since age 18, she has given over 150 speeches locally and internationally, and has produced over 20 short films promoting nonprofit efforts and individuals’ stories. In 2014, after graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development from the University of California, Davis, she 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). In 2015, she founded a private consulting firm producing films, designing curricula, and giving presentations around the United States. Clients have included a video series on psychosis with Columbia University Department of Psychiatry, comic-education on peer-to-peer resources with Felton Institute, and national training for President Obama’s Now Is The Time (NITT) initiative grantees. She has also assumed leadership roles as board member for the CA National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), and Partners for Strong Minds (P4SM) organizations, and a stakeholder board member for the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), Stanford University Early Psychosis Project, and Art with Impact (AWI). In her free time, Amanda loves to scuba dive, snowboard, hike, film time-lapses, and draw with crayons.