Our Team

A community of volunteers dedicated to The Battle of Rhode Island Association and to broadening knowledge of Rhode Island’s role in our War for Independence.

Directors

Craig Clark

BoRIA Director representing Portsmouth Historical Society

Peter Fay

BoRIA Director representing Jamestown Historical Society

Steven M. Gardner

BoRIA Director representing 54th Regiment a Foot and other Revolutionary War military organizations

Victoria Johnson

BoRIA Director representing Middle Passage and Port Marker Project

George Krol

BoRIA Director representing Middletown Historical Society, U.S. Ambassador, retired

Dereke Mays

BoRIA Director representing Newport County NAACP Branch

Jennifer Perrenot

BoRIA Secretary

Jim Stearns

BoRIA Director for Public Relations

Joe Studlick

BoRIA Director at Large

Dick Swanson

BoRIA Treasurer

Jeff Weston

BoRIA Director representing Bristol Historical Society

Paul R. Murphy

BoRIA Director Butts Hill Fort Restoration Committee

Advisors

Seth Chiaro

BoRIA Advisor for Historical Events

Nicholas Hardisty

BoRIA Advisor for Tall Ships

Dr. Ed Rizy

BoRIA Advisor for Signage and Scouting Organizations

Gloria H. Schmidt

BoRIA Advisor for Historical Research

Johna Spencer

BoRIA Advisor for Events

Dr. Alexandra Uhl

BoRIA Advisor for Archeology

Butts Hill Fort Restoration Committee

Paul R. Murphy

BoRIA Director of
Butts Hill Fort Restoration Committee

Seth Chiaro

BoRIA Advisor for Historical Events

Craig Clark

BoRIA Director representing Portsmouth Historical Society

Jim Garman

Town of Portsmouth Historian

Karen Griffin

Pat Keyes

Fort Land Management Ops

Jonathan Lane

MA250.org

Stephen Luce

Land Management, Education and Melville

Nathan Minese

Land Management & Education

Jennifer Perrenot

BoRIA Secretary

Dr. Ed Rizy

BoRIA Advisor for Signage and Scouting Organizations, Grants and Events

Chris Rowe

Fort Land Management Ops

Gloria H. Schmidt

BoRIA Advisor for Historical Research

Richard Schmidt

Education

Stephen Shinkel

Fort Land Management Ops

Johna Spencer

BoRIA Advisor for Events

Jim Stearns

BoRIA Director for Public Relations

Dick Swanson

BoRIA Treasurer

Website Editorial Board

We are honored that the following have volunteered their time to review website content.

Kathy Abbass, Ph.D.

 Patrick Conley, Ph.D.

Norman Desmarais, Ph.D.

Peter Fay

Jim Garman

Bob Geake

Don Hagist

Benedict Leca, Ph.D.

Richard Lobban, Ph.D.

Christian McBurney

John K. Robertson, Ph.D.

Gloria Schmidt

Robert A. Selig, Ph.D.

Michael Simpson

Joe Studlick

Fred Zilian, Ph.D.

Contact Us

Or for more information, please email us at info@battleofrhodeisland.org

For traditional mail, please send correspondence to:

Battle of Rhode Island Association

PO Box 626

Portsmouth, RI 02871