SPECT Canada Team


Christina Fast - founder 

Christina Fast is a sterile processing technician and IAHCSMM educator, with six years of teaching experience. In 2013, Christina founded SPECT, and now partners with Mercy Ships to improve sterile processing standards in hospitals of developing countries. Learn more about Christina Here.


Olive Fast - chair

Olive has worked in health care for over 30 years, with much of it being in acute care. She is an Associate Professor at Mount Royal University where she teaches nursing students. Olive continues to provide support, direction, and leadership for SPECT. Learn more about Olive Here

Dan Fast - program coordinator

Dan joined SPECT as a program coordinator in the summer of 2013. He has provided on-the-ground support for Christina in Sierra Leone, Guinea, Republic of the Congo, and Madagascar. Dan has also done much of the planning work for SPECT's Grand Challenges Canada grant. Read more about Dan Here



Wendy Thiessen - treasurer 

Wendy is a Charted Professional Accountant by profession, recently retired from Shell after over 17 years of service. Her work career included diverse assignments ranging from an individual contributor through mid-management roles, financial analysis and project management roles. Wendy is the Secretary for SPECT.


Lyndon raugust - Senior Fundraiser  

Lyndon is a Sales and Marketing professional working in the after market auto parts industry for 40 years. He sells many products from various manufacturers with an eye on customer satisfaction. Lyndon is the Senior Fundraiser for SPECT. 


Chanel Aries - secretary & Communications specialist

Chanel is a Content Writer for Shaw Communications and enjoys Freelance Writing and volunteering in her free time. When she's not spending time in the Rocky Mountains she's reliving her glory days as a Div.1 Soccer Player. Chanel is the Communications Specialist for SPECT.