Our Advisory Panel of Experts
The following individuals have generously accepted our invitation to serve in the capacity of volunteer advisors to the Board of Directors. The wide range of their combined knowledge of Nathanael Greene and their selfless dedication to this initiative to honor him represent an indispensible asset to our endeavor.
Colonel Warren Kaye
As its current Commanding Officer, Colonel Kaye represents the Kentish Guards of East Greenwich, Rhode Island, the colonial militia of which Nathanael Greene was a founding member. The Kentish Guards was formed on September 24, 1774 to protect the Town of East Greenwich and was promptly chartered by the Rhode Island colonial assembly as the elite militia for all of Kent County on October 29, 1774. In continuous service since its founding, The Guards also boasts a colonial Fife & Drum Corps.
Commander Kerry Gentry (USN, Retired)
Former commanding officer of USS Nathanael Greene (SSBN 636), a Lafayette-class fleet ballistic missile submarine, Mr. Gentry now maintains his own professional consultancy, which specializes in the development and implementationm of "change programs" for major corporate clients and the evaluation of their senior management staff. "Captain" Gentry will be serving as liaison to former crew members of Nathanael Greene's namesake ship.
Lt. General Reginald Centracchio (Retired)
General Centracchio, retired Commanding Officer of the Rhode Island National Guard, keeps busy with numerous civic affiliations including: Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of America, Narragansett Council; Board of Directors of the RI Chapter of the American Red Cross; and, Memberships in such organizations as the American Legion and the Fraternal Order of Police, among others. He has also been recognized for his years of dedicated public service by being inducted into the RI Heritage Hall of Fame.
President of Nathanael Greene Homestead, David is a historian and genealogist who has worked for the American Antiquarian Society, Ancestry.com and the JFK Presidential Library. He's on the Board of RI Society of Sons of the American Revolution, held leadership roles in Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (RI), is a member of Battery C, 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery RI Historic Militia. He also serves as historian for 38th Air Depot Group, Repair Squadron Reunion Assoc. and is former Archivist for Quonset Air Museum.
The author of Freedom's Cost - The Story of Nathanael Greene and other works, Ms. Uhlar is also a lecturer and screenplay writer. Her passion for the American Revolution is evident. Through her writing, Janet presents biography through a living, breathing form -- biographical fiction. The characters lived; the events occurred. Applying this approach, Janet brings the fascinating story of Major General Nathanael Greene to life in a compelling way. To view a video promoting her book about Nathanael Greene, "click" here.
Nathanael Greene Monument Foundation, Inc. ● 164 Gough Avenue, Coventry, RI 02816-7515
NOTICE OF PENDING DISSOLUTION ~ Please be advised that this effort to erect a monument to Major General Nathanael Greene in Coventry, Rhode Island is currently being reevaluated and will likely be formally terminated in the near future. Therefore, no additional contributions are presently being accepted. In accordance with IRS Rules & Regulations, this 501(c)(3) organization would go through the process of dissolution, with all donations to be either redirected to another qualified tax-exempt organization or, if possible, be returned to those individuals and organizations who have made contributions to this effort. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this well-intentioned but apparently miscalculated effort on our part to memorialize the life of Nathanael Greene may have caused anyone. Thank you...