The purpose of the Dr. Joseph Warren Foundation is to educate the public about his life & contributions to the American Revolution. We are rebuilding & celebrating his life & legacy along with others who contributed to early American History. Click here for more information about our plans for the approaching 250th anniversaries. Your donations will help make these events possible!
Board of Directors
Christian is a graduate of Columbia University with a degree in early American history He is a regular speaker & volunteer at Colonial Williamsburg, where he educates a wide array of audiences. He spent many years researching & learning about Dr. Warren & is the author of Founding Martyr: The Life and Death of Dr. Joseph Warren, the American Revolution's Lost Hero. Founding Martyr tells the story of one of America's forgotten Founding Fathers, a man whom a British officer once called "the greatest incendiary in all of America." Considered an expert on Dr. Warren, Christian speaks & lectures throughout the country.
Christian is a born and bred New Yorker. He loves to travel and spend time with family.
Christian Di Spigna,
Chairman, Executive Director
Bruce is President of America’s History, LLC, a tour & conference company which offers unique tours relating to the Revolutionary War, the French & Indian War, the Civil War & the Indian Wars out west. The company’s annual conference on the American Revolution held in Williamsburg is considered the premier symposium for Revolutionary War enthusiasts & scholars. In 2019 America’s History started an annual conference on World War II. He was President of the Richmond Civil War Round Table & is 1st Vice-President of both the Richmond American Revolution Round Table & the Goochland Historical Society. He also serves on the board of trustees of the Lake George Battlefield/Fort George Alliance, the Fort Plain Museum and Historical Park, The Marshall House Foundation and the Stone Arabia Preservation Society.
Dr. Bruce Venter,
Bruce has authored two books. Kill Jeff Davis: Union Raid on Richmond in 1864 was published by the University of Oklahoma Press (2016) in their prestigious Campaigns and Commanders Series.
In 2019 a Smithsonian Channel documentary film, based on this book, aired under the title “Targeting Jefferson Davis” with Bruce appearing on screen as a consulting historian. His, The Battle of Hubbardton: The Rear Guard Action that Saved America, published by The History Press (2015) was selected as one of the “100 Best Books on the American Revolution” by the editors of the Journal of the American Revolution. His history-related articles have appeared in American History, Blue & Gray, Civil War, Patriots of the American Revolution, Washington Times & the Goochland County Historical Society Magazine. He is a popular speaker at historical conferences & other venues.
He holds a B.A. in history from Manhattan College where he was awarded the History Department medal, a master’s in public administration & a doctorate in educational administration from the University at Albany.
Bruce is a native of Albany, New York, now lives in Goochland County, Virginia with his wife, Lynne. She works with him at America’s History as vice president and CFO, capably assisted by their beagle, Molly Brant.
“J” is a former Marine with a love for American history & family history. That passion led her to discover as much as she could about the life & legacy of Dr. Joseph Warren. She quickly realized a desire to help the world know more about this little-known founding father & all he did to bring us freedom. After she met Christian, they worked together to start the Dr. Joseph Warren Foundation. She is also a member of the General Joseph Warren Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Previously, "J" was a producer, director & creative leader working with many organizations making the experience at their events seamless & deeply impactful from the stage to the parking lot. She is also the co-founder & business manager for Enter Hope, LLC, an organization that provides numerous services from relationship coaching to mental health & crisis intervention training.
Secretary, Operations Director
Originally from Donora, Pennsylvania, a small town southwest of Pittsburgh, she now lives in Midlothian, Virginia. One of six children & the caregiver for her mother. She is a lover of music, reading and is an avid Steelers fan.
Brian lives out his passion for his family & for history in everything he does. He is actively involved with the Fort Plain Museum & Historical Park as a member of their Board of Trustees. He is a Board member at The Stone Arabia Preservation & Battlefield and involved with The Mohawk Country Association. He is also helping to organize The American Revolution Studies Institute at Fort Plain. We are honored to have him as Treasurer of this Foundation.
He currently works in the field of data analytics. He has bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting/Auditing. He & his wife Liz, live in the historic Mohawk River Valley in upstate NY. They have two children, Grayson & Evelina & an Australian Shepherd named Sonny. He is an avid New York Yankees fan.
Marcia is a gifted genealogist & historical researcher as well as oil painter influenced by the traditional realistic painters of the 18th and 19th centuries. She studied portrait painting with Johnnie Liliedahl & recently with Sandra Hoffman of Tampa, Florida. Marcia is a member of the National Portrait Society.
She started her career as a decorative artist & became a Certified Decorative Artist with the National Society of Decorative Artists. Marcia was selected to be the New Jersey State Artist in 2007 to create an Easter egg decorated to represent the State of New Jersey. That egg is now in the permanent collection at the White House. She has twice painted ornaments for the White House Blue Room Christmas tree.
Marcia & her husband, Bob, now live in Williamsburg, Virginia. Marcia is interested in genealogy and bringing the people from your past to life.
Founding Member, Historical Research & Genealogist
Other Board Members:
Glenn Kubick | Carolyn M. Matthews, M.D. | Julie Hall
Former Founding Board Members
Katie Turner Getty
Katie is a historical action adventure writer & speaker. She is a frequent contributor to Journal of the American Revolution & loves sharing her passion with audiences!
It was inevitable that Katie would end up studying the American Revolution as her dad started taking her to visit Lexington Green, Old North Bridge, & the Bunker Hill monument when she was three years old. A lifelong Bostonian, Katie earned her J.D. at night from New England Law Boston, holds a B.A. from Wellesley College with a focus on revolutionary America & is a graduate of Bunker Hill Community College, in historic Charlestown, Massachusetts.
Katie is on a seemingly endless quest to find a Revolutionary War veteran in her family tree & can usually be found exploring historic sites, rummaging around in forgotten corners of history, & drinking too much coffee.
For more about Katie, visit www.katieturnergetty.com or follow her on Twitter.