Board Members

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Lisa McMullin


Lisa is the mother of Nicholas. She is committed to preventing any other family from suffering the tragic loss of a family member to drowning.


Emily Wujcik

Vice President

Emily is theAquatics and Safety Coordinator for St. Louis University where she works with a Lifeguard and Lifeguard Instructor staff of over 30 people. She is involved with the National Drowning Prevention Alliance and is dedicated to the elimination of drowning by helping to educate people about water safety. Emily was one of the founding members of the SWIM ON Foundation.

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Kimball McMullin


Kim is the father of Nicholas. A lifelong swimmer, he even did a stint as a Navy diver. He is now retired from the practice of law and devotes his time to SWIM ON Foundation as well as a number of other volunteer activities including as President of the Board of Affinia Health Care.

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Charlie Claggett


Charlie is Nicholas’s uncle. He is a writer, author, and retired advertising and marketing executive.  He loves anything having to do with water except drowning.


Cristy Barnes

Board Member

Cristy is a native St. Louisan and grew up spending weekends at her family “farm”, swimming with her brother and cousins. She attended Villa Duchesne and has a BA in Psychology from Smith College. She is a Broker/Manager with Laura McCarthy Real Estate and a member of the Board of Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis.

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Amy Boyd

Board Member

Amy is the Parks and Recreation Manager of Recreation Programs for the City of Des Peres. Much of her career has been involved with aquatics programs. She is certified as an American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor and she is passionate about water safety and raising awareness about the dangers of drowning and the ways to prevent it.


Jaylan Butler

Board Member

Jaylan Butler is a member of the swim team at Eastern Illinois University In high school, he swam for Hazelwood East High School where he made All-Conference and All-State and was a two-time conference champion and two-time state finalist. He is committed to water safety and drowning prevention.


Jeremy Garrett

Board Member

Jeremy is a Pediatric Critical Care Physician at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital. Drowning prevention is of particular interest to him.

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Stephane McCormick

Board Member

Stephané Rebeck McCormick has over 30 years of experience in aquatic supervision and management and has held several leadership roles in aquatics, education, and related fields. She is committed to water safety, drowning prevention, and aquatic education. In 2018, Stephe was named the National Drowning Prevention Alliance Lifesaver of the Year.  She is the founder and owner of Backyard Lifeguards which provides contract lifeguard services.

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Birch McMullin

Board Member

Birch is the brother of Nicholas. He was five when Nicholas drowned and his brother’s death has had a lifelong impact. Birch practiced law for several years but, when the opportunity arose to buy a franchise of British Swim School, he acted. Providing kids with the chance to learn to swim and be safe in the water is his response to the death of Nicholas.

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Dawn McNamee

Board Member

Dawn McNamee, MD, Ph.D., has been a pediatric hospitalist at Ranken Jordan since 2013. She is inspired by watching children at Ranken Jordan continue to play, learn and develop while they heal.

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Ayanna Rakhu

Board Member

Over the years, Ayanna has held various instructor, supervisor and administrative roles in aquatic programs. She recently completed her doctoral dissertation on African American mothers and the swim competency of their children. As founder of HK Fit Club, she specializes in providing personalized aquatic fitness and swim regimens. She is passionate about raising awareness for the importance of swimming in communities across the African diaspora.


Dave Swaine

Board Member

Dave owns and runs Kuhl/Swaine Advertising and has worked on brands like Coca-Cola, Budweiser, and Bass Pro Shops, to name a few.  He is an avid outdoorsman and fisherman with tremendous respect for the water and believes that water is something everyone, everywhere can learn to respect and enjoy.


SWIM ON Foundation is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization. EIN: 83-4306115