Meet Our Team


Christina Fast  

Christina has worked in the sterile processing field for 10+ years, with over 7 years of teaching experience. Since 2011 Christina has worked as a sterile processing instructor, educator and mentor to healthcare workers in 9 countries.  In 2013, Christina founded SPECT to improve sterile processing standards in hospitals and clinics in low to middle income countries. 


Olive Fast

Olive has worked in health care for over 30 years, with much of it being spent in acute care. She is an Associate Professor at Mount Royal University where she teaches nursing. Olive continues to provide support, direction, and leadership in her role as Chair for SPECT and Vice-President for SPECT-US.

Dan Fast 

Dan joined SPECT as a Program Coordinator in 2013 after years of coordinating social enterprise, health care, agricultural and environmental programs. He has an MBA and B.Sc. Agric and enjoys developing and promoting SPECT’s programs. 



Wendy Thiessen 

Wendy has worked for over 40 years in various finance management roles.  Her 2015 retirement from Shell Canada has allowed her to further SPECT’s vision. She serves as Treasurer for SPECT Canada and President of the SPECT US board and  spends her other time serving on various committees in her Calgary AB and Maricopa AZ communities.


Chanel Aries 

Chanel joined SPECT in 2015 while working as a Content Writer for Shaw Communications. She's assisted in a variety of roles from website design, administrative duties, email campaigns and marketing material. When she's not on a computer, Chanel can be found hiking, writing or travelling.


albert Enns 

Albert has nearly 40 years of experience in corporate life and has sought to practice a philosophy of servant leadership. He has worked in both the Food Manufacturing and Healthcare Software sectors, in a variety of fields including Finance, Logistics, Industrial Engineering, and Information Systems Implementation. Al is currently serving as VP Operations Performance with Q-Centrix, a healthcare services outsourcing company. 


Catharine Fulmer 

Catharine was a long-term volunteer with Mercy Ships, a hospital ship providing free medical procedures to West and Central Africa. She worked in the administrative department for the hospital where she learned of SPECT's work and immediately became intrigued by their vision.