Marissa Reale | Storyteller and Relationship Builder Through Strategic Communications & Public Relations

Detailed, resourceful and business-minded storyteller who prioritizes patient relationships and experiences to craft compelling narratives that resonate, engage and inspire key stakeholders to act in support of core values and desired business outcomes


Marissa Reale is a uniquely skilled strategic communicator with more than five years of experience. By utilizing the power of storytelling and relationships, she creates compelling narratives that resonate with key audiences to inspire motivation, enact change and encourage action. Her specialized focus is healthcare communications initiatives that directly impact the lives of patients to ensure their stories are heard and their voices matter.

With varied experiences including agency, media, consumer, healthcare, financial services and B2B, she understands complex business offerings and how to break them down into interesting concepts and easily understandable formats that translate to meeting business goals. Marissa relies on research, experience, trends and instincts to navigate scenarios, imagine creative ideas and uncover inventive strategic communications solutions.

Marissa’s other passions include mentoring and developing eager communications students into valuable young professionals. She has lectured and been a panelist at dozens of classes and student professional events at Temple University, University of Delaware, University of the Arts and more. Additionally, she is a Director-at-Large of the Temple University Klein College Alumni Association, active member of the Philadelphia Public Relations Association (PPRA) and participant in the NextGen Leaders of the Jewish Federation of Philadelphia.

Marissa graduated from Temple University and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in strategic communication with a concentration in public relations from Klein College as well as received an event planning certificate from the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management.

Outside of her professional and volunteering capacities, Marissa enjoys cooking, learning about new topics, watching comedy shows, spending time with her family and friends and visiting destinations in the Philadelphia region.

Connect with Marissa socially with @mdreale Twitter, Instagram and on Facebook and LinkedIn.