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

Dr. Murrary Norcross

BoRIA Director for Grants

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

Advisors

Seth Chiaro

BoRIA Advisor for Historical Events

Maureen Daniels

Graphics

Nicholas Hardisty

BoRIA Advisor for Tall Ships

Paul R. Murphy

BoRIA Military Advisor

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

Dan Caplin

Education

Seth Chiaro

BoRIA Advisor for Historical Events

Craig Clark

BoRIA Director representing Portsmouth Historical Society

Jim Garman

Town of Portsmouth Historian

Karen Griffin

Jonathan Lane

MA250.org

Stephen Luce

Land Management

Jerry Macomber

Archaeology

Nathan Minese

Land Management & Education

Jennifer Perrenot

BoRIA Secretary

Dr. Ed Rizy

BoRIA Advisor for Signage and Scouting Organizations, Grants and Events

Gloria H. Schmidt

BoRIA Advisor for Historical Research

Richard Schmidt

Education

Stephen Shinkel

Education

Johna Spencer

BoRIA Advisor for Events

Jim Stearns

BoRIA Director for Public Relations

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 Zillian, 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