Meet the Class of 2016: Helen Kimble, Robert O’Brien, Todd Troutman, Timothy Wolfe


The Leadership Frederick County Class of 2016 is one of the largest and most diverse classes in LFC history. Participants represent a wide range of professions, backgrounds, talents, and interests.

Helen Kimble

Hospice of Frederick County
Helen is the Community Liaison for Hospice of Frederick County. She is responsible for promoting hospice awareness to physicians, skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, and the community at large.

She and her family moved to Frederick County in 2013, and she enjoys volunteering with the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, Arthritis Foundation, Family Services Association, Girl Scouts, and United Way.

Leadership Style: Participatory
Song that best describes her: Under Pressure (Queen/David Bowie)

Col Robert O’Brien IV

US Army
Col O'Brien is the US Army Garrison Commander at Fort Detrick. He has 23 years of service and has served two combat tours and one operational tour.

Robert, or as his friends call him "OB", is also active in Rotary International, is a youth sports coach, and enjoys speaking at community events.

Leadership Style: Fixer
Song that best describes him: Cowboy in a Continental Suit (Chris Ledoux)

Todd Troutman

Astra Zeneca

Todd is Associate Director of Project Management at Astra Zeneca, a bio-pharmaceutical company in Frederick. He is responsible for designing, planning, and implementing programs and projects to improve Astra Zeneca's site capability and capacity of products to meet the needs of their patients. He has been in the bio-pharmaceutical industry for nearly 30 years, working both in the US and Europe.

Todd has also been involved in Candle-light House Tours - Celebrate Frederick, Easels of Frederick, Alive@Five, MET, In-the-Streets, First Saturday, Sunday Concerts in the Park, and the Weinberg Center for the Arts.

Leadership Style: Driven
Song that best describes him: Hey, Hey, Hey (Michael Franti & Spearhead)

Timothy Wolfe

Mount St. Mary's University
For the past 18 years Tim has served as a full-time professor of sociology with Mount St. Mary's University. He currently works full-time at the Frederick campus on Spectrum Drive where he directs a new undergraduate degree completion program in Human Services.

He is also involved with the Youthful Offenders Program run by the State's Attorney Office since 2000, efforts to raise awareness about racial inequality, and is a part-time jazz musician who plays in and around Frederick.

Leadership Style: Energetic
Song that best describes him: Get Up, Get Into It, Get Involved (James Brown)

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