About Us

Our Philosophy

Employee Benefits Philosophy

Employee benefit programs are much more than an expense item on a ledger. Rather, they are an essential element to an employer’s overall compensation package. At ECA, we understand that there are people behind the numbers. Working with ECA, you’re partnering with a consultant that gives you:

  • Personal Influence on your benefits portfolio,
  • Personal Control over your vendors and costs, and
  • Personal Guidance on difficult claims and portfolio options

Our Culture

Employee Benefit Consultants

In today’s dynamic business environment, managers of public and private enterprises alike require solutions to challenges that already confront them as well as those that are just around the corner.

ECA is committed to enriching the quality of life in our community. We believe we have a responsibility to contribute as a local corporate entity to foster a strong sense of community and increase the economic vitality and quality of life in our hometown.

Growing Communities
Our Partners

Adding to ECA’s internal capabilities, we have partnered with some of the most capable, well-recognized, and best in class firms to provide excellent service and clear value to our clients.

Job Opportunities

ECA is always looking for good people! We pride ourselves on the caliber of the team we provide to our clients and on the challenging and collaborative professional environment we provide to our employees.

Meet The Team

Benefits Consultant

Erin P. Collins

Erin Collins is ECA’s founder and President. Erin has nearly thirty years of experience designing, managing and consulting on employee benefit plans for employers large and small. Erin previously held senior Personnel, Human Resources and Risk Management positions in city, county and community college settings. He holds a BA in History, a BS in Secondary Education and a Masters of Public Administration from the University of Idaho.

Benefits Consultant

Jaime Schulenberg
Senior Account Manager

Jaime Schulenberg joined Erin P. Collins & Associates Inc. as a Licensed Account Manager in 2008. She carries her Associate in Risk Management and brings over 25 years of experience in the Employee Benefits field with 13+ years dedicated to public sector Human Resources and Risk Management. Jaime has also served on the Board of Directors for the United Way, with 6 years as the Chairperson.

Stephanie Moore

Stephanie Moore
Account Manager

Joining the ECA team as an Account Manager in 2015, Stephanie Moore brings a career background in Human Resources and Risk Management; life, health, property and casualty insurance to the team. Relocating to the United States from Canada, Stephanie obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from California State University San Bernardino. An outdoor living and target shooting enthusiast, Stephanie believes that the best service to provide clients is through patience, listening and kindness.

Group Benefits Specialist

Amanda Weaver
Group Benefits Specialist

Amanda Weaver has worked with the staff at ECA since 2009, having moved to Arizona from Wyoming in 2007. She carries both her Life and Health Insurance licenses and has a background in the financial/banking sector. The laughter from her family inspires her calm demeanor within the office while her industry knowledge and attention to detail continues to prove invaluable for our clients.

Bob Dover

Robert “Bob” Dover
Group Benefits Specialist

Robert joined the ECA team in 2016 as a Group Benefits Specialist. Having relocated to Arizona from Illinois in 2013, Bob spent the prior 19 years in the Financial/Banking Industry within various capacities, including Employee Development Specialist in Human Resources, Personal Banker and Branch Manager on the Retail Side of Banking. With a BA in Business Administration/Management and licensed in both life and health insurance, Bob is a true resource to ECA and our clients. His personal philosophy is to live without regret, improve from your mistakes and live each and every day to the fullest.

Storm Kinion

Storm Kinion
Group Benefits Specialist

Storm joined ECA in 2018 as a Group Benefits Specialist with over 15 years experience in management and Human Resources, with emphasis on employee benefits. Storm strives to always provide the best possible customer service; starting with a smile, showing empathy, asking questions and always following through.

Susan Betz

Susan Betz
Client Financial Services Manager

Susan Betz joined the ECA team in 2015, taking on the role of Client Financial Services Manager. Her background of over twenty years as a Controller and/or Accounting Manager in the manufacturing industry is a true asset to the ECA team. Susan has a BS in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting, is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA). Her personal philosophy is to strive to be thorough, accurate, and timely; all with a smile.

Jenise Dimmick

Jenise Dimmick
Administrative/Accounting Assistant

Jenise Dimmick joined ECA as an Administrative/Accounting Assistant in late 2016. With over 11 years as an Accounting/HR trainer, Jenise brings a financial and human resource background to the team. Her mission is to live a life of honesty and integrity and to never lose sight of what is important to make a difference..

Melissa Jenson

Melissa Jenson
Senior Wellness Consultant

Melissa “Missy” Jenson joined the ECA team in 2016 after relocating from Wisconsin. Holding a BS in Exercise Science and Nutrition and Dietetics from University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and a MS in Health Education from Kaplan University along with certificates that include Certified Worksite Wellness Specialist, Certified Worksite Wellness Program Manager from the National Wellness Institute and WELCOA (Wellness Council of America) Faculty status; Missy brings significant levels of expertise to the ECA Wellness team. Dealing regularly with sensitive health and wellness issues, Missy believes in empathy for all types of unique situations knowing that you never know what life has dealt those that are seeking guidance.

Workplace Wellness

Derrick Cooper
Worksite Wellness Consultant

Derrick joined ECA as a Worksite Wellness Consultant in 2018, bringing an extensive background in athletics, fitness, and weight training. Derrick graduated from Kaplan University with a BS in Nutrition Science and also retains a health coaching certification from the American Council on Exercise (ACE). Derrick brings a passion for wellness to the ECA team and believes that the road to living a healthier life isn’t already built, but always under construction.

Workplace Wellness

Cathy Bradley
Wellness Program Support Specialist

Cathy Bradley is the newest member of the ECA team, joining in 2019 as a Wellness Program Support Specialist. She graduated from Arizona State University in 2015 with a BS in Healthy Lifestyle Coaching. Cathy entered the health care field with the desire to help others gain the knowledge and skills needed to live a healthful and fulfilling life. She believes that making healthful choices is a daily process made up of thousands of baby steps and she is here to help you discover the way to wellness.

Workplace Wellness Coordinator

Jayme Merlino
Wellness Consultant

Jayme joined the ECA team in 2017. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition Dietetics from Arizona State University in 2017. Jayme is persistent in her pursuit of helping others achieve their optimal health and well-being. She is passionate about living a positive and balanced lifestyle and is excited to share her knowledge