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Pine Rest Executive Carleen Crawford Receives Two Western Michigan University Awards

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.