Amanda Faye Lipsey, MFA, is a skilled grants professional, health education researcher, and patient advocate with more than 16 years of experience in fund development and communications. Her research has been featured in peer reviewed journals such as BMC Nephrology, Patient Education and Counseling, Progress in Transplantation, and the Journal of Medical Internet Research. She has co-authored a book chapter on patient advocacy in end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and a transplant toolkit for ESRD providers available through the ESRD Networks online.
Amanda Faye has raised funds for the University of California, Los Angeles, the Transplant Research and Education Center, Terasaki Institute for Biomedical Innovation, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Los Angeles Opera, the United States Bicycle Route System, the Florida Chamber Music Project, and many others. Her clients have won grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) (various branches), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the Surdna Foundation, the Terra Foundation for American Art, the Hearst Foundation, the Andy Warhol Foundation, and many more.
In 2013, Amanda was awarded the Fundraising Professional of the Year Award by Fundraising Success Magazine. She is a member of the Grants Professionals Association and the American Medical Writers Association.
In 2020, Amanda Faye founded Beyond Medicine – Patient Advocacy, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting patient advocacy across healthcare organizations and improving whole patient care and well-being. Amanda earned a BA in Dance with a minor in Political Science from the University of South Florida and then earned a Masters of Fine Arts from California State University, Long Beach. She is currently a student at UCLA and is pursuing a PhD with a focus on patient advocacy in healthcare systems.