Matthew Libassi

Matthew Libassi

Public Relations and Speakers Bureau Manager - Northwell Health

Northwell Health is a member of Ragan’s Communications Leadership Council.

Matthew Libassi is the Public Relations and Speakers Bureau Manager for Northwell Health, New York's largest health system. He leads a team responsible for social media and external media relations, thought leadership development, media and executive message training.

In some notable moments during the pandemic, Libassi led the communication efforts around the first person in the United States to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, Sandra Lindsay, and the announcement of the launch of the nation's first COVID-19 clinical trials. Recent media placements include the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, 60 Minutes, CNN, Good Morning America, and Scientific American, among others.

Before joining Northwell Health, Libassi was a media relations specialist with Ketchum PR, a global public relations firm in New York City. He helped develop PR campaigns and provide a strategy for brands like Hershey's, Michelin, the University of Kansas Health System and P&G.