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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

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.

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.

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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