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Meet Our Leadership

David Lumpkin

Executive Director, Malvern

David Lumpkin is the Executive Director of our King Road campus.

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.

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.

Scott Weisenberger, LPC

Chief Clinical Officer

Scott Weisenberger, LPC,  joined our family in 2012. Scott was hired to open what would become a new inpatient facility in Willow Grove, PA on May 1, 2013. 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.


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