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Freedom House is pleased to announce the appointment of two new members of its Board of Directors.


Joining the Board are Sheriff Kevin Doyle and Sheila Rumbold. “Both of our newest Board members embody the spirit of community and bring talent, expertise, and energy to the table. We are very fortunate to have them join us as we continue to provide confidential, free services to victims of domestic and sexual violence,” said Michael Zerneck, Executive Director.


Kevin Doyle has been the Sheriff of Putnam County for 20 years. He is a member of the Putnam County ETSB (Emergency Telephone System Board), serving as chairman for 17 years, and the Illinois Sheriff’s Association for 10 years, where he serves as the Chairman/Training Commissioner. With his more than 25 years of law-enforcement experience, Sheriff Doyle brings an insight to law enforcement perspective to the Board.


Sheila Rumbold lives in Wyoming and represents Stark County on the Board. She owns and operates a boutique and other small businesses, is an active volunteer/member of the Chamber of Commerce for 17 years, and PEO for 8 years. Ms. Rumbold has also volunteered as an EMT for the Wyoming Ambulance Service. Her experience and business knowledge are valuable assets for the Board, as well as her dedication to the agency’s mission.


The Freedom House mission is to provide compassionate, confidential, free services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault as well as awareness and prevention education to the community.


For more information about Freedom House call 800.474.6031 or visit


The full slate of the Freedom House Board of Directors is listed below.


Marshall Jones, President

Diana Whitney, Vice President

Shelley Giesen, Secretary/Treasurer


Sheriff Kevin Doyle

Paula Evans

Christian Cyr

Rev. Mark Harkness

Sheriff (Ret.) Jim Padilla

Sheila Rumbold

Janice Verbeke


Nedda Simon, Founder/ Board Member Emeritus


Michael Zerneck, Executive Director

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