Meet the Oxford Mainstreet Team

OMI Team

OMI Board of Directors

The board of directors at Oxford Mainstreet is truly the heart of our team. Composed of dedicated volunteers, they bring a wealth of expertise, experience, and passion to the table. They are valued members of the community, and we are incredibly grateful that they generously share their gifts with us. As residents, fellow business owners, stakeholders, and local experts, they possess a deep understanding of the needs and aspirations of our town. Their unwavering commitment to the betterment of Oxford is inspiring, and their collective efforts propel our mission forward. The board of directors at Oxford Mainstreet exemplifies the spirit of collaboration, leadership, and community engagement, making them an invaluable asset to our team.


    • Dr. Brenda Allen
      Lincoln University
    • Kathy Book
      Rep. John Lawrence
    • Christian Campbell – President
      Beiler-Campbell Realtors
    • Pauline Garcia-Allen
      Borough Manager


  • Wilson King
    Outback Trading Company
  • Leslie Sleesman – Chairman
    Limelife Planners
  • Kimberly Vaugh-Stout – Treasurer
    Capital One
  • David Woods
    Oxford Area School District

    TERM ENDING 2026

      • Alicia McGarvey
        Oxford Feed & Lumber
      • Carey Bresler
        Oxford Library
      • Ira Binder – Secretary
        Ira Binder Attorney at Law
      • Ron Hershey – Ad Hoc
        Outback Adventure
      • Johnny Johnston
        Oxford Soccer Club
      • Dave Trainor
        Edward Jones Investments
      • Liz Ward
        Howett’s Screen Printing and Embroidery
      • Kate Wickersham


    Ed Herr


    Spencer Andress


    Carl Fretz d.2015
    John H. Ware, IV d.2015

    Leslie Sleesman


    Julia Ehrhardt

    Executive Director

    A Message from our Chairman Emeritus: Ed Herr

    Ed Herr, Chairman, OMI Board of Directors, Part of the OMI Team

    Ed Herr

    Chairman Emeritus
    Oxford Mainstreet, Inc.

    “Can you believe Oxford Mainstreet has been serving the Oxford community for twenty years? Oxford has seen many changes and improvements in that time! The streetscape and façade programs have provided aesthetic updates, while our events and services have invited thousands of visitors who have come to Embrace our Charm.

    More changes are in our near future because of the hard work and determination of the OMI staff, Board and volunteers. A new Transit Facility is to begin construction in 2018 which is a significant piece to our economic and community development strategy.

    In addition to the twenty-seven businesses that have been in the BID for over ten-years, twenty-seven new and strong businesses have opened in the past five years, creating over 190 new jobs. This vibrancy has current and prospective investors in our town very excited.

    Our future’s so bright, we gotta wear shades!”


    Leslie Sleesman – Chairman
    Christian Campbell – President
    Pauline Garcia-Allen – Vice-President
    Ira Binder – Secretary
    Kimberly Stout – Treasurer
    Ron Hershey – Ad Hoc

    Select One of the Options Below to View Our Most Recent Reports