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Nicholas C. Tenaglia, MD

Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

Nicholas C. Tenaglia, MD, serves as the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the Progressions Companies and Malvern Institute. He entered the military in August 1969 during the Vietnam War, serving on active duty as a major stationed at Fort Bragg in the Psychiatric division. Dr. Tenaglia observed many servicemen getting caught with drugs in backpacks, forcing them to be sent home with dishonorable discharges and criminal records despite serving their country well. Dr. Tenaglia started a drug treatment program for servicemen whose records would be cleared upon successful completion. After experimenting with treatment approaches, a 90-day rehab program found success. This program was thought to be the first drug treatment program in the military because drug addiction was “unheard of” at the time among servicemen before the Vietnam War. After his discharge from the military, Dr. Tenaglia made it his mission t

Alexander J. Hoinsky, MBA, CPA

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Alexander J. Hoinsky is the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of The Progressions Companies and Malvern Institute, serving in that role since August of 2017. With more than 40 years of experience in the healthcare industry, he is passionate about expanding hospitals and medical providers to reach patients in need of service. Prior to joining Malvern Institute, Hoinsky was a senior executive at Solutions For Management, Inc. in Philadelphia; Community Care Systems, Inc. in Wellesley, Mass.; Questar Group, Inc. in Philadelphia; Zurbrugg Memorial Hospital in Riverside, N.J.; and Rancocas Valley Hospital/Humana in Willingboro, N.J. Hoinsky is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Master’s in Business Administration from Philadelphia University. He is a proud member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the New Jersey Society of Public Accountants, and the Healthcare Financial Management As

Dennis A. Deal, MHS, LPC, CCDP

Chief Clinical Officer

Dennis A. Deal, MHS, LPC, CCDP is the Chief Clinical Officer at Malvern Institute and was appointed to that role in July 2017 after serving in numerous capacities within the company. In 2011, he joined the Malvern Institute to become the Executive Director of the Willow Grove inpatient campus. Dennis possesses more than 40 years of experience treating substance dependency and related disorders. Prior to his employment at Malvern, Dennis worked at Eagleville Hospital for 39 years as a counselor, therapist, clinical supervisor and clinical director. Dennis earned a Master’s of Science in Human Services and is certified as a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Co-occurring Disorders Professional and Addictions Counselor. Dennis was installed as a board member of the Pennsylvania Certification Board in 2000.

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.

Matthew Dale, MA

Executive Director, Willow Grove

Matthew Dale, MA, is the Executive Director at our Willow Grove Campus. He joined the Malvern family in 2016 as a site supervisor at our Trevose location.  Matthew is an experienced Healthcare Administrator with an 18-year history of working in the hospital and health care industry, with a specific focus on Drug and Alcohol and Mental Health Treatment.  He brings an extensive background in patient care and administrative leadership after working in both inpatient and outpatient facilities as a Direct Care Therapist, Utilization Manager, Admissions and Operations Management, Crisis Intervention, as well as multiple administrative roles. He possesses a strong knowledge of clinical best practices and knowledge of managed care policies and procedures. Matthew holds a Bachelor of Science (BS) from The Pennsylvania State University, as well as a Master of Arts (MA) from La Salle University.

David Lumpkin

Executive Director, Malvern

David Lumpkin, M.S.W., L.S.W, is the Executive Director at our King Road campus. He joined Malvern Institute as a primary counselor in 2011. Two years later, David became the site supervisor of the Berwyn outpatient site until he was named executive director at King Road March 2017. His career has strongly focused on clinical treatment and patient care all along the treatment continuum, from outpatient therapy, to inpatient detoxification and residential services, to addiction treatment research. His clinical training focuses on cognitive-behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing. Prior to joining Malvern, David developed professionally at the VA hospital of Syracuse, New York, Mercy Philadelphia Hospital, and the Charles O’Brien Treatment Research Center of the University of Pennsylvania medical school. David has a B.A. in Psychology from Syracuse University and a Master of Social Work from University of Pennsylvania.

Timothy Boyle, LPC, CAC, CIP

Executive Director of Outpatient Services

Tim Boyle, LPC, CAC, CIP is the Executive Director of Outpatient Services at Malvern Institute and has served in that role since Fall 2017. Tim has outpatient addiction treatment expertise spanning 25 years, including time spent as a therapist, clinical supervisor, clinical director, site director and interventionist. Prior to joining Malvern, Tim worked 21 years with Rehab After Work in various roles across the Delaware Valley. As a clinician, Tim has an extensive background in running Intensive Outpatient (IOP) groups, Addiction Awareness Programs, and Men’s Specialty Groups. Tim attended Villanova University, earning a Master’s of Science, Counseling, and Human Relation, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Human Services. He was also an Adjunct Professor in Substance Abuse Counseling. Tim has been in recovery for 33 years while becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Certified Addictions Counselor and a Certified Interve

Michael T. DiMarco

Executive Director of New Jersey Outpatient Services

Michael T. DiMarco is the Executive Director of New Jersey Outpatient Services. He joined Malvern Institute in Fall 2017 but comes to us with a wealth of knowledge and 20 years of experience in finance, investment management, and marketing prior to his entry into the substance abuse industry in 2005. DiMarco was the Director of Marketing and Admissions for the last 12 years for Behavioral Crossroads, a dually licensed behavioral outpatient provider in Southern New Jersey. At Behavioral Crossroads, he was key in the business development and growth of what was once a single mental health primary agency with an active client census of 60 clients. Over that time, Behavioral Crossroads grew into an agency with 5 separate programs spread over Gloucester and Atlantic Counties in Southern New Jersey serving over 600 clients. The agencies continuum also grew. The levels of care grew from that of a mental health primary partial c

Patricia McGovern, CCDP, MBA

Director of Special Programming

Patricia has been with Malvern Institute since 2012, working her way up to Director of Special Programming. During her tenure as Executive Director, her accomplishments included developing and implementing the Women’s Empowerment “WE” Program; an innovative program that addresses the unique needs of women in early recovery, especially those with trauma histories and co-occurring disorders.  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 director. Patricia has worked in the behavioral healthcare field since 2003, serving as a counselor 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,


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