Dr. Silke Eilers (*1975, Hamm) has been managing director of the Westfälischer Heimatbund e. V. (WHB), an umbrella organization for local history, civic and cultural associations as well as volunteer local history preservationists in Westphalia, since 2017 and lives in Ahlen. Her current key topics in the Westphalian Heritage Association include the future of rural areas, demographic change, intercultural heritage work and digital transformation. The WHB's objective is to contribute to an overall strategy for equal living conditions in urban and rural areas, for maintaining the quality of life locally and for an active civil society.
Dr. Eilers is, among other things, a member of the Board of Trustees of the NRW Foundation, the Board of Trustees of the Westphalian Cultural Landscape Foundation, the Historical Commission for Westphalia and the Commission for Everyday Culture Research for Westphalia, as well as the WDR Broadcasting Council. As part of her professional career, she initially worked in the museum sector, in particular as a scientific officer at the LWL Museum Office for Westphalia, where she was responsible for museum consulting in East Westphalia-Lippe.