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 DISSOLUTION ~ As of June 18, 2020, the Board of Directors of The Foundation has voted to end this effort to erect a monument honoring Major General Nathanael Greene in the Town of Coventry, Rhode Island. Therefore, no additional donations will be accepted. In accordance with IRS Rules & Regulations, all available funds that remain after the cost of the termination process will be given to the Nathanael Greene Homestead Association, to be used for the support of ongoing activities of that IRS recognized 501(c)(3) entity. We have been assured by the leadership of that organization that our major donors and contributors will be recognized for their generosity in an appropriate manner. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience which our well-intentioned but apparently miscalculated volunteer effort to memorialize Nathanael Greene may have caused anyone. Thank you for your understanding.