Executive Director and Co-Founder
Mickey Cockrell is a proven entrepreneur in the non-profit sector. Prior to co-founding Catie's Closet, Mickey spent more than 30 years in Business Management. Her primary experience has been in the retail sector, providing leadership for Jordan Marsh, Filene's, and other retailers. Most recently, she served as Vice President for Kohl's. During her career, Mickey has held the title of Buyer, Marketing Manager, Human Resources Manager, Multi-Store Manager, and Asst. Director of Stores.
She is an innovator and problem-solver, and is known for creating high-impact marketing strategies and unique models for delivering unparalleled customer service. Mickey's notable contributions include driving company expansion and operational efficiencies. Mickey serves as a Board Member for CTI (Community Teamwork Inc) and is also on the Board of Advisors for Indigo Magic.
Director of Operations and Co-Founder
Denise Trombly is the CFO of Northeast Sales, which provides sales and marketing solutions to companies in the leisure industry. She has served in this role for 15 years. Prior to co-founding Catie’s Closet, Denise was an elementary school teacher, primarily instructing first grade students.
She is a graduate of Rivier University with a BA in Elementary Education. She has served as volunteer coordinator for Nashua Catholic Schools, spearheading several fundraising efforts which resulted in more than $250,000 in revenue. Denise is also a passionate advocate for the elderly and is the author of the book, “A Gift of Hope, A Guide for Alzheimer’s Patients.”
Distribution Center Specialist
Susanne Harris holds a Master’s Degree in Community Psychology from the University of Lowell. She has developed and implemented welfare to work programs for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. This involved teaching social service training and providing tools for women to get back into the workforce. Susanne worked with Suitability in Lowell MA to offer job related services and clothing to assist women to interview with prospective employers, and implemented a strategy to ensure that women received job-interviewing training and the appropriate attire for job interview situations. Susanne served as a Board Member for Suitability and was responsible for grant funding renewals and operational strategies.
Bethany Welch is a recent graduate of Stonehill College. Her passion for improving the world through social services has been demonstrated in her volunteer work and internships. Bethany worked for On The Rise in Cambridge, a day program for homeless and traumatically effected women. In addition she worked at the School of International Training in Buenos Aires assisting in analyzing public health and urban environments with concentration on the correlation of socioeconomic status among young female women. Currently, she is pursuing her Masters in Social Work to advance her current knowledge in social justice and the issues impacting marginalized populations in order to better serve local communities and the target population of Catie’s Closet.