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Meet Our Leadership

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 is the Executive Director of our King Road campus.


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,


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.


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