Carleen Crawford, vice president of marketing and
communications for Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services, was inducted
into the Western Michigan University School of Communications Alumni Academy.
She was also honored with a College of Arts and Sciences Alumni Achievement
Award. Both awards were presented during homecoming festivities in October.
Crawford’s career spans over 25 years in public relations
and corporate communications and includes management positions in broadcast
media, health care and higher education along with ownership of her own public
relations and marketing consulting company.
As a community volunteer, Crawford served as president of
the board of directors of GROW (Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women), and on
the board of the Lady Links Golf Foundation where she managed public relations
and promotions for five years for the Meijer Charity Classic, a one-day Pro-Am
golf event featuring LPGA players to benefit Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids.
She is a 2001 graduate of the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of
Commerce Leadership Grand Rapids program.
Crawford earned her B.A. in Communications Arts and Sciences
and her M.A. in Organizational Communications from Western Michigan University.
About Pine Rest
Pine Rest, one of the five largest free-standing behavioral
health providers in the U.S., has served the greater Grand Rapids and national
community for more than 100 years. It offers a full continuum of services
including inpatient and partial hospitalization, residential and outpatient
services, addiction treatment and recovery, extensive child and adolescent
programs, senior care services, as well as specialized assessment and treatment
clinics. In addition to the main campus in Grand Rapids, Pine Rest also has 16
outpatient locations throughout Michigan and two in Iowa.