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.
Sarah Taylor, Regional Adminstrative Assistant
Sarah is a single mother of three young children. After supporting herself through college studying as an Addictions and Community Service Worker, Sarah wanted to commit her time to help support single women in her community by using her education along with her own life experiences. In addition to managing the office, Sarah is also the group facilitator for the Let’s Talk About It Sessions, where her compassion, caring and resourcefulness are put to good use.
Board of Directors
Janet McCrea, Chair
Nicole Tatuem, Vice Chair
Kathy Rumleski, Treasurer
Harmonique Wilson, Board Member