Our Team


Ann-Marie Ricketts,Executive Director and Founder

Raised by a single mother in Toronto, Ann-Marie was a single mother herself for 18 years. After experiencing a series of personal hardships that left her unable to work and worried about her family’s future, she came up with the idea to organize an awards show for single mothers who had achieved great things. Though the idea for SWIM started on her living room floor, Ann-Marie’s incredible dedication to this organization has helped it to grow and prosper. As a certified life-coach, motivational speaker, and facilitator of Personality Dimensions, she has spent over a decade providing support to single mothers in the London community. In 2012, she was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for her significant contributions to social service. In addition to running her own business called “Sweet Life Coaching”, she has worked with seniors for over 15 years, as well as developed the “SMART” scholarship to provide post-secondary scholarships to deserving moms.




We appreciate all you have done for SWIM! You are so very reliable and loyal. Thank you for your hard work for the Child care program, thrift store, fundraising events and social avocation.  Words are inadequate to express our gratefulness and appreciation of the incomparable work performance and attitude you’ve displayed during your time with SWIM. Please know that you will be missed. We wish you all the best on your next chapter.



Board of Directors

Janet McCrea, Chair

Nicole Tatuem, Vice Chair

Kathy Rumleski, Treasurer

Harmonique Wilson, Board Member