&nick means someone is on the SOP list receiving +ao
See if your chanserv offers 2 different choices for Owner and Founder:
/chanserv help owner
/chanserv help set founder
If Owner is a separate option, it's possible this will let you be given +q without being the founder of the channel.
If the above Owner status exists, the founder would have to be the one to add you to that status, which should take you off the SOP list, since chanserv only lets you be on 1 of the AOP/SOP/VOP/etc lists at a time.
Also, it helps to have all your nicks link/group together, or else chanserv will only give you status while being your 'here' nick and not your 'afk' nick.