Stephanie Tufts, Alisha Rottger, Sydney Ehmke, Kalie Ellis


Stephanie Tufts, Lead Specialist

Since May 2015, Stephanie has worked with ARC as a Lead Specialist for an array of our regions. Her goal is to help workers and family members through the EEOICPA claims process and help them obtain medical benefits and compensation if they qualify. After previously volunteering with the program, Stephanie recognized her heart for these workers and wanted to be a part of ARC. Her love for helping others and defending those who need it is always evident in her efforts.

Stephanie is a mother of two and loves cheering on her St. Louis Cardinals. She delights in being outdoors and will always share a laugh.

Alisha Rottger, Lead Specialist

Alisha has been with ARC since August 2015 as a Lead Specialist for the Northwest regions. She assists claimants in filing for benefits under the EEOICPA and directs them to the many resources that are available. Alisha has previous experience working as a medical assistant and has extensive knowledge helping claimants navigate different illnesses and conditions. Her work at ARC began with a desire to help energy workers and a strong belief in the mission of the organization.

Outside of work, Alisha enjoys spending time with her four children and husband of almost 30 years. She also has a niche for shopping, quilting and volunteering.

Sydney Ehmke, Outreach Coordinator

Sydney has served as ARC’s Outreach Coordinator since January 2017. Her work involves spreading the word and educating workers and their family members about the EEOICPA through retiree lunches, town hall meetings, resource fairs and other events.

Sydney is a graduate from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville with Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communications. In her previous experiences, she has had the opportunity to work with non-profits serving the humanities and has a background in event coordinating. Sydney has a love for traveling and always is looking for a new outdoor thrill. If you are ever looking for her, she might be out on hike, in a hammock, or rock climbing with her friends.

Kalie Ellis, Lead Specialist

Kalie is a Lead Specialist for the Midwest/East regions and helps claimants file for benefits under the EEOICPA. She has been with ARC since November 2016 and takes pride in assisting former energy employees and their families in obtaining the benefits they deserve. As her grandfather was a former energy worker at the Weldon Spring plant during the Cold War, it’s always a pleasure to work with those she helps in filing claims.

Kalie is a small-town girl from Missouri. She enjoys spending time with her daughter, shopping and crafting.