Board Members


Edwin Herr, Chairman

Ed Herr grew up working in his family’s snack food business.  The son of the Company’s founders – the late James S. and Miriam (Hershey) Herr – Ed learned the importance of hard work and valuing people at a very early age.  As President & CEO of Herr Foods Incorporated, Ed is committed to upholding the Herr Family tradition of offering customers the very best products and service in the industry, all from a company that cultivates a spirit of teamwork and appreciation for every individual.  With over 1,500 employees throughout the mid-Atlantic region, Ed also seeks to steadily grow the family business, while remaining true to the Company’s founding principles of honoring God and promoting service to others.

As the Chairman of SILO, Ed’s duties include overseeing the Executive Leadership Team, visiting and serving meals to the needy, facilitating times of reflection, and securing financial support for the organization.  On average, Ed devotes approximately 20 hours each month to his work with SILO.


Elizabeth Richner, Secretary

Elizabeth Richner is a Human Resources Coordinator at the University of Central Florida (UCF). She received a B.S. in Professional Counseling and Biblical Studies from Lancaster Bible College and an M.S. and doctoral candidacy in Psychology from Lehigh University. She is currently pursuing additional graduate studies at UCF.

Elizabeth volunteers as the board secretary for SILO Works. Most of her volunteer work is done remotely, and she serves primarily in an advisory and administrative support function. She volunteers approximately five hours per month.

Kathy Book

Kathy Book, Treasurer

Kathy Book is the Manager for a State Representative’s Legislative/Constituent Service office. She grew up in Oxford and worked downtown for 31 years.

Kathy volunteers her time by serving on several boards including SILO, Lighthouse Youth Center, Oxford Mainstreet Inc. and Bethany Christian School. She served as Oxford Area Chamber of Commerce Secretary.  She volunteers for several committees with each board including Oxford Mainstreet’s Promotion and Events Committee which plan’s  First Friday’s and other downtown events. She also helps plan and facilitate several fundraising events for the Lighthouse and Bethany Christian School. In her role with SILO she has helped coordinate monthly meals and continues to volunteer at each meal.  She currently serves as Treasurer. Her volunteer hours vary month to month but averages 6 hours per month.

Kathy is a past recipient of Mayor Henry’s Citizen Recognition Award and was awarded Oxford Area Chamber of Commerce’s Citizen of the Year for 2012.