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Leadership

Scott Weisenberger, LPC - CEO

Scott Weisenberger, LPC, who became Chief Executive Officer of Malvern in early 2014, joined our family in 2012. It was then that Scott was hired to open what would become a new inpatient facility in Willow Grove, PA. Following the opening of the Willow Grove campus on May 1, 2013, he was promoted to Chief Operations Officer and subsequently to CEO.

Scott brings 25 years of experience in the field to Malvern, having worked as Executive Director of Kirkbride Center, a psychiatric/chemical dependency facility in the heart of West Philadelphia, for eight years. He also was Chief Operations Officer for the former Eugenia Hospital in Lafayette Hill, PA, and Clinical Director of Mirmont Treatment Center in Lima, PA.

In addition to working as an outpatient therapist and clinical supervisor for chemical dependency and mental health agencies in the Philadelphia suburbs, he also was Network Director for Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware for Magellan Behavioral Health at about the time that Magellan was created from the former Greenspring, HAI and Merit Behavioral Health.

He is a graduate of the University of Virginia and Arcadia University and has been licensed in Pennsylvania since 2003.

 

Peter Swanljung, MD, DABAM - Chief of Psychiatry

Peter joined the Malvern family in April of 2014 as the Chief of Psychiatry at our Willow Grove campus. He has been board certified in psychiatry since 2007 and is certified in addiction medicine by the American Board of Addiction Medicine.

Peter, or Dr. Pete as we like to call him, graduated Summa Cum Laude from the College of William and Mary in 1995. He went on to earn his M.D. from Temple University School of Medicine in 2002. He graduated with honors in Behavioral Science and Psychiatry.

Dr. Pete completed an internship in family practice at Chestnut Hill Hospital in 2003 and completed an adult psychiatry residency at Drexel University in 2006. While at Drexel, he served as Chief Resident and earned awards for Outstanding Performance in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Clinical Excellence.

After completing his residency, Dr. Pete became the Medical Director of the General Adult Unit at Friends Hospital in Philadelphia from 2006 until 2014. While at Friends Hospital, he served on multiple committees and was elected President of the Medical Staff from 2009-2012.

As a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Drexel University from 2006 to 2014, Dr. Pete was the recipient of several commendations for excellence in the teaching of students and residents and has given lectures on pharmacology and substance abuse treatment. He also provided testimony as an expert witness at Philadelphia’s Mental Health Court between 2007 and 2014.

 

Dennis Deal, MHS, LPC, CCDP-D - Executive Director, King Road

Dennis isn’t only the Executive Director of our King Road campus, he’s a larger than life force in the treatment community thanks to his 40+ years experience.

Dennis entered the addiction treatment field in 1973 as an Emergency Service Worker at MCES/Eagleville Hospital. After moving primarily to Eagleville Hospital in 1976, he gained expertise in all areas substance abuse care before becoming Director of Clinical Services. He held this position for 20 years. In 2011, he joined the Malvern family.

Dennis received his Masters of Human Services from Lincoln University in 1980. In addition, he’s been a Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor since 1979, a Licensed Professional Counselor since 2002, and a Certified Co-Occurring Disorders Professional since 2004.

Dennis’ decades of clinical experience and passion for evidence-based treatment make him a vital and dynamic addition to our team!

 

Patricia McGovern, CCDP, MBA - Executive Director, Willow Grove

Patricia is the Executive Director of Malvern Institute. Prior to her taking the reins and overseeing all aspects of patient care, she gained experience at Malvern as both a primary counselor and a clinical supervisor.

Patricia has worked in the behavioral healthcare field since 2003, serving as a counselor and therapist at Livengrin Foundation and JEVS Human Services before joining the Malvern family in 2012.

Patricia holds a Master’s in Business Administration, with a concentration in Health Care Management, from the University of Phoenix, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Behavioral Health from Alvernia University, and an Addiction Studies Certification from the Community College of Pennsylvania. She’s a Certified Co-Occurring Disorders Professional and has been since 2010.

As if all the above wasn’t enough, Patricia has also received an academic award from Father Martin’s Ashley, one of the most respected treatment centers in the country.

This unrivaled dedication to clinical excellence makes Patricia a dynamic and exciting addition to Malvern Institute!

 

Christina Glasgow, LSW - Clinical Director, Willow Grove

Chrissie is a Clinical Supervisor at Malvern’s Willow Grove campus. Prior to directing our clinical efforts, she gained experience as a primary counselor at Malvern Institute and experience at both Mirmont Treatment Center and Stratford Friends School during her graduate studies.  Chrissie also spent six years as a Program Coordinator and Supervisor at Resources for Human Development working with adults with serious mental illness.

Christina received a BA in Psychology from Rutgers University in 2006 and a MSS from Bryn Mawr College’s Graduate School of Social Work & Social Research. She’s also a licensed social worker (LSW) in Pennsylvania.

With close to a decade of behavioral health and substance abuse treatment experience under her belt, Christina is an invaluable asset to the Malvern family.