• Charles Whitten, Chair     cwhitten@ipsk12.net


    Charles Whitten

    Chub Whitten is one of the founders of Juniper Development Group, a commercial real estate company. He has held various positions within the construction and development areas of the firm since it's inception and is currently responsible for origination, leasing, construction, and management. Mr Whitten has been  directly responsible for building and developing over two and one half million square feet of industrial, office, research, and retail space.
    He serves on the Board of UV Tech Systems, is a member of the Peterborough NH Economic Development Authority, and is a member of the Regional Advisory Committee of ConVal Regional High School, Peterborough, NH.
    He has served on the Board of Trustees of Montserrat College of Art and was a Co General Manager of Together We Play, a community organization responsible for the design and construction of the Winthrop School Playground.
    He and his wife, Nicole, have two daughters in the Ipswich School District.
  • Jeff Poirier, jpoirier@ipsk12.net


     Jeff Poirier

    Jeff Poirier joined the Ipswich School Committee in May 2021 after serving two years on the Winthrop School Council. He is a corporate and transactional real estate attorney with experience in deal making and conflict resolution. Prior to his current role, he managed the Boston office of an international dispute resolution firm and was responsible for overseeing the provision of mediation and arbitration services, budgeting, and implementing company-wide policies and procedures.

    Jeff and his wife, Jessica Holmes, have two daughters, Isabelle and Charlotte. 

  • Kate Eliot, keliot@ipsk12.net


     Kate Eliot

    Kate Eliot has lived in Ipswich since 2002 and started on the Ipswich School Committee in January 2021. She and her husband Pete have 2 girls in the Ipswich public schools. Kate works at EBSCO Information Services as a Medical Editor for DynaMed, an evidence-based clinical decision support tool for healthcare providers. Prior to joining the School Committee, Kate served on the Winthrop School Council, the William Paine grant committee, and in other various roles as a volunteer in the Ipswich schools.   

  • Pavica Kneedler   pkneedler@ipsk12.net



    Pav Kneedler was elected to the School Committee in 2017.  She has lived in Ipswich since 2005 with her husband and two sons, both of whom are recent graduates from the Ipswich Public schools.  She has been a maternal-newborn nurse on the North Shore for 25+ years and, as the daughter of two educators, is passionate about education.

  • Hugh O'Flynn    hoflynn@ipsk12.net


    Hugh O'Flynn

    Hugh O’Flynn is a life-long resident of Ipswich and has served on the Ipswich School Committee since 2003. He and his wife, Laura, have 5 daughters who have all been educated in the Ipswich public schools. He has served as Chair of the Committee as well as on subcommittees including budget, operations, and athletics. Dr. O’Flynn is an orthopedic surgeon at Sports Medicine North and has been Team Physician for the Ipswich Tigers since 1998.

  • Greg Stevens, gstevens@ipsk12.net


    Greg Stevens

    Greg Stevens was born and raised in Ipswich. He and his wife Megan have 4 kids in the Ipswich Schools. Greg is a partner in Cabot Wealth Management where he oversees investment portfolios for family groups throughout the country. Prior to joining the School Committee, Greg served for 6 years as Treasurer the Feoffees of the Grammar School as a Trustee responsible for the management of Feoffees Trust. He has spent many years involved as a coach and director of various youth sports programs here in Ipswich.

  • Emily Cannon, ecannon@ipsk12.net



    Emily Cannon grew up on Cape Ann and has lived in Ipswich since 2015.  Emily was elected to the School Committee in June 2020, and has two children in the public schools.  Emily is General Counsel for the Boston Municipal Court Department of the Massachusetts Trial Court.  Prior to that Emily served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts and an Assistant District Attorney in Suffolk County.  Emily has also served as a member of the WIlliam Paine Grant Committee and volunteered in the Ipswich Schools.