About us

Action pact is a community action agency deeply rooted in the promise of improving lives and communities.

For over 50 years, we have worked alongside local partners and have become integral to the progress of the individuals and families in the communities we serve.

Our pact

We draw strength from our past and focus our energy on an even stronger future. With action pact’s help, our communities will be full of neighbors who can support their families, boost their education, and have a meaningful impact.

Leadership

Our mission is big.

We strive to create equal opportunity by prioritizing progress over programs.

To succeed, our staff of nearly 400 have to work as one team moving toward a common goal. This requires strong, diverse, and passionate leaders.

Meet our team.

ANNOUNCEMENT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

The Executive Board of Directors of Action pact Inc. met and voted on November 30, 2023, at 107 Old Airport Road, Vidalia Ga. at 10:00 am to approve Ms. Diane Rogers as the Executive Director of the agency. The offer is contingent on a fourteen-day public notice and an employment agreement.

Ms. Rogers was the sole finalist selected after an extensive recruitment and selection process, led by the Transition Committee of the Board of Directors of action pact. Ms. Rogers had been employed with the agency since 1994 and has been the Community Services Director since 2008. Her years of leadership experience and deep understanding of community action will enhance action pact’s work to reach its strategic goals and continue the work to make our communities stronger.

Ms. Rogers has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a concentration in Industrial/Organization Psychology. She is a nationally certified ROMA Master Trainer, a state-certified ROMA consultant, a member of the Georgia Community Action Association Executive Board, and a member of the Georgia Department of Community Affairs Board of Directors. Ms. Rogers also serves on GCAA’s Program Committee and Technology Committee, and have chaired both.

Please join us in congratulating Ms. Rogers. We look forward to the great things that will happen under her leadership.

Ms. Diane Rogers
Ms. Diane RogersExecutive Director
Hayley Stephens
Hayley StephensFiscal Director
Sonja Eason
Sonja EasonHuman Resources Director
Joey Wilkes
Joey WilkesIT Director
Carolyn Blackshear
Carolyn BlackshearEducational Talent Search Director
Angela Carr
Angela CarrHead Start Director
Dewayne Mccurdy
Dewayne MccurdyWeatherization Director
Jessica Blackrick
Jessica BlackrickCASA Director
Diane Rogers
Diane RogersCommunity Services Director
Linda Steedley
Linda SteedleyCommunity Care Services Director

Meet our Board

Our governing Board is a representation of the diverse communities we serve. The Board is tripartite, comprised of representation from the low-income, private, and public sectors of our eighteen county primary service area. They play a crucial role in action pact’s planning and accountability and help us stay connected to the needs of each unique community.

Rose Bailey
Rose Bailey
Charlton County
Target Sector
Cathy Benton
Cathy BentonTreasurer
Toombs County
Private Sector
Leonard Burse, Jr.
Leonard Burse, Jr.Chairman
Ware County
Private Sector
Ethelyn Creech
Ethelyn Creech
Jeff Davis County
Private Sector
Bernita Lewis
Bernita Lewis
Bacon County
Private Sector
Michael Garvin
Michael Garvin
Effingham County
Private Sector
Marcus McCray
Marcus McCray
Candler County
Public Sector
Walter C. Gibson
Walter C. Gibson
Bulloch County
Public Sector
Vacant
Vacant
Appling County
Target Sector
Tina Smith
Tina Smith
Clinch County
Public Sector
Linda McDuffie
Linda McDuffie
Coffee County
Public Sector
Michael-Angelo James
Michael-Angelo James
Ware County
Target Sector
Bobby Kennedy
Bobby Kennedy
Tattnall County
Public Sector
Synita Mathis
Synita MathisVice Chairperson
Long County
Private Sector
Dawn Garcia
Dawn Garcia
Atkinson County
Target Sector
Dr. Kim Morgan
Dr. Kim Morgan
Brantley County
Public Sector
Gloria Paulk
Gloria PaulkSecretary
Coffee County
Target Sector
Anthony Simmons
Anthony Simmons
Bulloch County
Target Sector
James Thomas, Sr.
James Thomas, Sr.
Wayne County
Public Sector
Clarence Washington
Clarence Washington
Pierce County
Target Sector
Jo Ann Strickland
Jo Ann Strickland
Evans County
Private Sector
Sierra Eason
Sierra Eason
Head Start
Policy Council Chairperson

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES

Waycross office
912-285-6083
510 Tebeau Street

Waycross, GA 31501

Reidsville office
912-557-6687
111 Medical Arts Drive
Reidsville, GA 30453