Getting things done is the hallmark of Frank Trombley’s service to Together We Cope. He has been a volunteer at Together We Cope for 19 years, the last 18 years as the board president. He brings to the job a long career in auditing and information technology, with achievements in the areas of leadership, team-building, strategic planning, governance and compliance.
Together We Cope’s rapid growth over the last 19 years has kept Frank involved at every level of the operation. That includes establishing policies for financial operations, development of financial statements, and managing services for an explosion of the agency’s client roster from a few dozen families in 1993 to more than 8,000 individuals in 2010.
“Leadership and team-building have been my focus, both in my career and at Together We Cope,” Frank said. “There is nothing we cannot accomplish if we set a goal, develop a plan and bring the right people into the mix to move forward. We certainly have the right mix at Together We Cope.”
A former bank liquidation specialist with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) as well as a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Frank understands all too well the need for sound financial planning, governance, compliance and good business practices.
“That is the foundation I’ve sought to give Together We Cope, a well-run operation with a solid business plan that will allow the nonprofit to continue for a very long time its work of assisting families and individuals experiencing crisis in their lives.”
Together We Cope assists neighbors in need in four townships bounded by 87th street on the north to 183rd Street on the South, and between Will-Cook Road (County Line Road) on the west and Western Avenue on the east. Residents of this area (excluding the Mt. Greenwood neighborhood) are eligible for assistance from Together We Cope.