Colleen M. Munkel, MA.

Colleen Munkel is the Director of Business Development for Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction Services, an extension of Forrest General Hospital, which is located in South Mississippi. Pine Grove is known as one of the nation’s most comprehensive treatment campuses. Ms. Munkel manages and drives the marketing, public relations, and business development activities of the organization including its Alumni Program, and National Service Center, which is the admissions department for Pine Grove’s residential and specialty programs. Additionally, Munkel developed and implemented Pine Grove’s fundraising initiative, Giving Back, which raises funds for the organization’s Spiritual Grounds.

Ms. Munkel is also responsible for building and cultivating relationships with Pine Grove’s referral sources and media representatives. Prior to her current position, Munkel was Pine Grove’s Business Development Manager, where she supervised the launch of the organization’s new website. Additionally, she led Pine Grove’s re-branding campaign. Previously, Munkel worked in Public Relations and Physician Recruitment. For many years, she anchored and reported the daily news for WDAM television, which serves Mississippi’s Pine Belt region. She has earned local and regional awards for her professional accomplishments in public relations and journalism.

Ms. Munkel earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, and her Master of Arts degree from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York. Colleen Munkel grew up in New England and has made South Mississippi her home for more than twelve years. She is married to her best friend and they love raising their happy and active little boy!


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