Joseph Pyle is president of the Thomas Scattergood Behavioral Health Foundation, a Quaker-based philanthropic organization in Philadelphia. He has more than 20 years’ experience in behavioral health, serving eight years as a chief executive officer at various institutions, including MeadowWood Behavioral Health System, Northwestern Institute of Psychiatry, Malvern Institute and Friends Hospital.
Pyle joined Friends Hospital in 1999, and has been part of its executive team since that time. In 2004, he was named interim chief executive officer by the Board of Managers, and set into place significant changes that improved patient care, contained costs, and brought the hospital into full licensure and accreditation with all regulatory agencies.
Prior to his administrative positions, Pyle held various clinical positions, including clinical director of adolescent services at MeadowWood Hospital and psycho-educational specialist at Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic. He held special education teaching positions in the Pennsauken, New Jersey and Montgomery County Intermediate Unit school systems.
Pyle sits on several non-profit boards; the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and the Family Planning Council, where he has recently been appointed treasurer. He also serves on WHYY’s Health and Science Advisory Board and the advisory board for the Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice at the Drexel School Public Health. He has most recently been appointed to the Board of Friends Behavioral Health System. He has served on the boards of the National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems, the Delaware Valley Health Care Council, and served as co-chair of the Pennsylvania Health Funders Collaboration.