Leadership Team

2024 IQ South (IQ-S) Leadership Team

The 2024 IQ-S Committee Leadership Team will be selected by the respective Committee members who are stipend-eligible. The Leadership Team will include up to five leaders from the IQ-S Committee (Ameren IL Service Territory). The Leadership Team must be CEJA-compliant, which includes:

  • Members who are representative of BIPOC and Environmental Justice Communities
  • Equitable representation from BIPOC communities
  • Committee members who are selected from the Committee

CEJA-Compliant LT – Application for, Selection and Transition


Community-Based Organizations who are interested in participating both on the IQ-S Committee as well as be an IQ-S Committee LT members should complete and submit an IQ-S Committee Membership application. Committee membership applications can be found on the IQ-S Committee website at: www.iqadvisorycommittee.com/membership-applications/. There is no separate Leadership Team application.


Up to five (5) IQ-S Leadership Team members will be selected by their respective regional subcommittees (IQ-S subcommittees). The selection of the LT will be made by the “stipend eligible” LT members of the IQ-S Committee (the CBOs) rather than the full Committee membership.

2024 IQ-S Leadership Team

Roger Pavey

Email: [email protected]
Phone: (217) 789-0125
Bio: Roger started his Community Action career in 1998 at East Central Illinois Community Action Agency (ECICAA) in Danville, Illinois, where he coordinated the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG), LIHEAP, and Weatherization programs before becoming the Director of Business and Community Services.

In 2002, Roger was appointed the Chief Executive Officer of Community Action of Eastern Iowa (CAEI) in Davenport, Iowa, a position he held for nearly twenty years. While at CAEI he developed innovative programs such as a 24/7 food pantry, asynchronous and online LIHEAP applications, bilingual early childhood programs, and a school-based teen parenting Early Head Start program. Roger advocated and lobbied for statewide improvements in the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) that improved agency efficiency and made the services more accessible for Iowans.

Roger is a Head Start graduate and spent his teenage years in foster care. His lived experiences provide an understanding of the value of the crucial services provided by the Community Action Network.
Illinois Association of Community Action Agencies: iacaanet.org

Theresa Collins

Theresa CollinsEmail: [email protected]
Phone: (618) 465-3298
Bio: Theresa Collins has committed herself to the care of individuals as they age, envisioning successful aging for everyone. She serves on many professional boards including the Illinois Association of Community Care Providers Homecare Providers in the role of President. She has been Chief Executive Officer of Senior Services Plus (SSP) for 13 years. SSP is a nonprofit agency established to help enrich the lives of older adults through programs and services that encourage independent living and wellness. Theresa has a BS from Greenville College and a Certificate in Business Management for Non-Profit Leaders through Washington University.
Senior Services Plus: seniorservicesplus.org

Odette Watson

Odette WatsonEmail: [email protected]
Phone: (217) 554-9110
Bio: Odette Watson brings over 12 years of experience in planning, developing, implementing and maintaining program compliance for multiple federal and state programs such as Educational Talent Search (TRIO Grants), Low Income Housing Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), and Job Training Partnership/Workforce Investment Act (WIA) programs. Currently, she is the Executive Director of the East Central Illinois Community Action Agency and is a capable executive leader who possesses the education, knowledge, skills and abilities to lead the executive responsibilities of East Central Illinois Community Action Agency into the future. Odette’s passion is helping create employment opportunities for under-employed people in her community, as well as expanding economic opportunities for local businesses and contractors. Odette has a Bachelor’s degree from University of Illinois – Chicago.
East Central Illinois Community Action Agency: www.comaction.org