Marissa Reale is Manager, Product Communications, Neuroscience, at The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson. In her role, Marissa is responsible for the development of integrated communication and public affairs (C&PA) strategies designed to drive business growth for the schizophrenia paliperidone palmitate long-acting injectable (PPLAI) portfolio. She develops and executes internal and external communications strategies, while developing and managing relationships with the patient advocate community. Marissa is based in the Titusville, New Jersey office.     

Marissa brings over five years of strategic communications experience to this role. Most recently, Marissa provided on-site support to Janssen Neuroscience and the schizophrenia portfolio as a Senior Communications Consultant at Local Wisdom. During this time, she built a strong reputation as a passionate storyteller who advocates for patients and fosters meaningful cross-functional relationships. In this role, she helped develop and launch the first Janssen Neuroscience direct-to-consumer podcast for the schizophrenia community and was a key member of new treatment launch team. In addition, she has been an integral part of the Neuroscience Culture Team, leading efforts for the Brain Waves podcast, Mental Health Awareness Month activities and a global mental health speaker event.   

Prior, Marissa was an Account Executive and Internship Program Coordinator at Braithwaite Communications in Philadelphia. In this role, she served as a media relations specialist and developed strategies for clients in the healthcare, non-profit, and higher education fields. Before joining Braithwaite, Marissa held various roles of increasing responsibilities at iHeart Media and 6abc, and previously interned at Janssen supporting the Oncology and Immunology U.S. commercial communications teams.  

Marissa holds a Bachelor’s of Arts in Strategic Communication with a concentration in public relations and an event planning certificate from Temple University. She lives in Lansdale, Pennsylvania with her family.  

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