Mickey Cockrell

Executive Director and Co-Founder

Mickey built a successful 30-year career in Retail Management, providing leadership for Jordan Marsh, Filene's and most recently in her role as Vice President- Kohl's Corporation. She has driven large scale expansion strategies and operational efficiencies in complex retail environments as well as created high-impact marketing programs and unique models for delivering unparalleled customer service. Mickey’s experience includes buying practices, store operations, logistics, marketing and finance. As an entrepreneur in the non-profit sector, Mickey has won numerous awards including the coveted Diamond award at MassChallenge, Draper Richards Kaplan - Fellow, Social Innovation Forum - Fellow and EforAll (Entrepreneurship For All) award.

Mickey serves as a Board Member – Executive Committee for CTI (Community Teamwork Inc.) as well as Indigo Magic.


Denise Trombly

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.”


Bethany Welch

Program Administrator

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.