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.




Board of Directors

Janet McCrea, Chair

Nicole Tatuem, Vice Chair

Kathy Rumleski, Treasurer

Harmonique Wilson, Board Member