Meet Amanda

Amanda Greene became an engaged healthcare activist after living with Lupus (and other autoimmune conditions: fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis) for decades. Her struggles made her advocate for herself; now she also advocates for others.


Amanda Greene has a zest for life! She has defied all odds and embraces each day with FLAIR!  Nationally recognized for her contributions in the healthcare fields and the recipient of  awards for her many years as a patient advocate – Amanda has helped to provide support to those who are diagnosed with lupus and related disorders and their families.

As @LALupusLady on Twitter she openly shares her perspectives of the patient journey. Her story “Living Well with Lupus” is a chapter in Jan Oldenburg’s newest book “Participatory Healthcare.”

Amanda is more than a “Lupus advocate”, she is a dedicated “Healthcare Activist” and a well-spoken patient who has been interviewed for the Los Angeles Times and KCBS – LA on health topics and the British Medical Journal published her patient commentary on “The power of Social Media.”

Additionally, Amanda is a frequent contributor to the online healthcare conversation and actively shares her passions and patient experience at conferences and seminars.  As an accomplished brand ambassador with particular experience in healthcare, fashion, entertainment and media industries Amanda has organized publicity events, from live launch parties to and online Twitter Chats for nationally distributed brands and campaigns.  

Amanda has developed successful campaigns and events for diverse clients including: CNN, Warner Brothers Television, the Mill Valley Film Festival, Bill Graham Productions and Grateful Dead Productions.  

Connecting with Social Media is a natural extension of Amanda’s warm personality.  Amanda is a proud advocate for the Lupus and Allied Diseases Association, the Lupus Foundation of America and the Lupus Research Alliance.  While supporting the Born This Way Foundation, Amanda was captured for a few seconds on film and if you don’t blink you can witness an “extra-ordinary” moment in “A Star Is Born” as she portrays an excited fan!