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Nicholas C. Tenaglia, MD

Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Malvern Health. 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 … Continued

Geoff Botak

President, Malvern Health. Geoff Botak has served as the president of Malvern Health (Progressions Companies, Inc) since October 2018. Geoff’s vision for achieving company growth is based upon a strategic plan which will set the standard of excellence for behavioral healthcare in our market. This strategic plan encompasses implementation of scientific evidenced-based treatment, creating a … Continued

Christian Owen

VP/CFO, Malvern Health. Christian Owen joined Progressions Companies, Inc. in November 2018. Prior to his current position, Christian spent twelve years at Universal Health Services (UHS) in multiple finance roles at the corporate office and at behavioral health hospitals. As Regional Finance Director for UHS, Christian oversaw financial operations of Behavioral Health Facilities in Pennsylvania, … Continued

Sarah Jacoby

Assistant Vice President of Ambulatory Services. Sarah Jacoby joined Progressions Companies, Inc. in October 2018. Prior to her current position, she served as the Director of Admissions for Fairmount Behavioral Health System, a 239-bed behavioral health facility, for five years. In conjunction with her service at Fairmount, she also served as the Interim Director of … Continued

Michael Salazar

Psy.D., VP of Substance Abuse Treatment Programs. Dr. Michael Salazar joined Progressions Companies, Inc. in May 2019, after serving for over 13 years as CEO of KeyStone Center, a 153-bed residential behavioral health facility specializing in the treatment of co-occurring disorders. Prior to his appointment as CEO, he worked as the Director of Psychology and Director … Continued

Kevin Williams

Corporate Director of Human Resources and Environment of Care. Kevin Williams has been employed with Malvern Health since April 2019, serving as the Corporate Director of Human Resources and Environment of Care. He oversees the entire Support Service Operation including Human Resources, Maintenance, Housekeeping and Dietary Departments throughout the company. Kevin manages and serves as … Continued

Nicole Vandermay

Corporate Director of Risk and Quality Improvement. Nicole Vandermay serves as the Corporate Director of Risk and Quality Improvement for Malvern Health. Her primary responsibility is to ensure a safe and therapeutic environment throughout all of Malvern’s Facilities. By working closely with licensing and quality organizations she can ensure the facilities are meeting the highest … Continued

Sean Gale, Esq.

General Counsel & Executive Compliance Officer. Sean Gale Esq. is the General Counsel and Executive Compliance Officer of Progressions Companies, Inc. and its subsidiaries. Sean is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Temple University s Fox School of Business where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration with majors in finance and real estate. Continuing … Continued

Jerry Kosmin

Divisional Director of Business Development. Jerry Kosmin joined Progressions Companies, Inc. in May 2019. Prior to his current position, he served as the Director of Business Development for Fairmount Behavioral Health System, a 239-bed behavioral health facility, for over sixteen years. Previously, he worked for PennFriends, a managed care organization and was the Director of … Continued

Kim Smith Huen

Divisional Director of Business Development. Prior to Progressions, Kim was the Director of Business Development at The Horsham Clinic where she was employed for over 10 years. During that time frame, she revamped the marketing efforts for the hospital by managing a solid team and strategically developed a strong referral base. Kim handled payor contracts, … Continued

Peter Swanljung, M.D.

Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Peter Swanljung joined Progressions Companies, Inc. in April 2014. Dr. Swanljung has been board certified in psychiatry since 2007 and is certified in addiction medicine by the American Board of Addiction Medicine.  After completing his residency, Dr. Swanljung became the Medical Director of the General Adult Unit at Friends Hospital in … Continued

David Clements, M.D.

Attending Psychiatrist. David H. Clements MD. is a psychiatrist double boarded in both Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry.  Dr. Clements graduated from the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, was Chief Resident at Cooper University Hospital, and completed his Addiction Psychiatry fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania.  He is currently the president of Southeastern Executive … Continued

Mark Novitsky, M.D.

Attending Psychiatrist. Dr. Novitsky received his undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University. He completed both medical school and psychiatry residency at Temple University School of Medicine. He served as Chief Resident at Temple and then went on to complete a Child and Adolescent fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University. In his final year of Fellowship training, … Continued

Sun W. Moon

Psy.D., M.B.A., Executive Director, Malvern Behavioral Health. As a scholar-practitioner in clinical and school psychology and a health & medical services administrator, Sun has served the communities of the greater Philadelphia metropolitan area and made his home here for the past 21 years. He has had the privilege of entering the lives of children, adolescents, … Continued

Autumn DeShields

Executive Director, Malvern Behavioral Health Constitution. Autumn DeShields joined Malvern Institute in May 2019. She is an experienced behavioral health administrator with a record of progressive leadership experience in the Philadelphia Market. Autumn is a registered nurse who has worked in behavioral health for over 10 years. She has worked with multiple patient populations including … Continued

David Moore Jr.

Executive Director, Malvern-Willow Grove. David Moore joined Malvern Institute in September, 2018 as Operations Manager of the Willow Grove facility. In June, 2019 he was promoted to his current position as Corporate Risk Manager and Performance Improvement Director for Progressions Companies, Inc. Previously, he worked for UHS, Inc. as a Chief Operating Officer within their … Continued

David Lumpkin

Executive Director, Malvern-King Road. 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 in March 2017. His career has … Continued

Mary Kim Hofmann

Director of Nursing. Mary Kim Hofmann has been the Director of Nursing for Malvern Treatment Centers since June, 2019. Kim has been a licensed registered nurse since 1982 with almost twenty-five years of diversified experience as a healthcare manager providing supervision, training, project management, direct patient care, and various operational duties. Kim has extensive nursing … Continued

Ryan Hadden

Director of Accounting Services. Ryan joined Progressions Companies, Inc. as the Director of Accounting Services in May 2019. Previously, he spent over eight years at Fairmount Behavioral Health System in several different accounting and finance roles, including the last five years as the Business Office Director. Ryan gained operational experience working in multi-specialty and urgent … Continued


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