Dion Mouland-Pettipas B.Sc DHSA MHSA

Assistant Professor

Dion Mouland-Pettipas Head Shot

Email: dmouland@dal.ca
Phone: (902) 494-7097


Dion Mouland-Pettipas (B.Sc. DHSA MHSA) has worked in the Nova Scotia health system for over 30 years and takes pride having served in a variety of front line and leadership roles. Becoming a Surveyor for Accreditation Canada in 2005 has provided vast benefits to his leadership and educator roles by participating in a pan-Canadian evaluation of the health system from a quality monitoring perspective. He currently provides ongoing training and education to new Surveyors and has been part of the School of Health Administration faculty for nearly 20 years having recently taught his 50th course.

Dion was instrumental in developing the School of health administration Fellowship in long term care and developing the framework for the Certificate Program in Continuing Care Leadership

Dion has also served on many Boards and is seasoned in Board Governance, having taken many professional development programs in this area. His Board service includes terms with Caregivers Nova Scotia (Chair), Schizophrenia Society of Nova Scotia, Metro Community Housing Association, Community Health Promotion Network Atlantic, Health Association Nova Scotia (2nd Vice Chair), and Nursing Home Nova Scotia Association (Chair). Most notably, he and was the founder of the Nursing Home Nova Scotia Association (NHNSA).

Dion most recently served as President & CEO of a social enterprise that provides long term care and community supports. He has been recognized with several leadership awards for his service and ability to lead change and transition as well as a teaching award from the School of Health Administration.


  • B.Sc. Dalhousie University
  • DHSA Dalhousie University
  • MHSA Dalhousie University


Research Interests:

  • Building best practice physical environments in long term care
  • Ethical decision making
  • Standards that measure quality in healthcare
  • Pandemic recovery
  • Risk frameworks in health systems