The Dalton Foundation Leadership Team

A. Ray Dalton


Investor, Visionary, Consultant, Board Member, Advisor, Executive Coach, Executive Leader. Has served as President, CEO and Founder of eight successful Healthcare Business and Technology Solution enterprises. He is currently the Founder, President and CEO of the Dalton Foundation and NewVista Partners, an Equity Development Fund investing in management teams and companies focused on Social Entrepreneurship.

His philanthropic and investment efforts are focused on: Improving the quality of life for women and children, improving access to healthcare to the underserved and creating jobs for the under employed, veterans and those returning from incarceration.

Ray specializes in creating and developing profitable businesses from innovation to exit. Delivering high quality products and exceptional customer service while growing profitable positive cash flowing businesses. He is national speaker on social entrepreneurship and growing your business while creating a sustainable culture. He has published a very successful book; Proceed with Confidence which focuses on the “5” C’s of Success.

Specialties: Creating strategies from a vision, realizing results from an idea, turning a thought into a profitable company, all while building a strong culture. Leading high growth businesses, capital raising for growing businesses, M & A activities, Developing Sales strategies for growth.

Tim Elliott

Executive Director Re-Entry & Addiction Recovery

Tim Elliott is a 3rd generation car guy. The Elliott family’s car history began during the depression when Frank Elliott, Tim’s grandfather, started his first dealership, a Packard Franchise on Carnegie Ave in Cleveland. When Elliott of Bedford opened in 1951, Frank was one of the founding dealers on the Bedford Auto Mile.

After completing his automotive marketing degree from Northwood University in the early 80s, Tim started his own automotive career in the newly developing automotive leasing market. In 1991, Tim’s entrepreneurial spirit compelled him to start his own leasing company. Tim then had a “digital aha” moment in 2000 when he sold his first car online, realizing that the internet would forever change how we shop for cars. In 2017, 90% of all automotive shopping starts online.

At age 40 Tim decided to reinvent his career, becoming a self-taught digital marketing consultant and helping car dealers evolve from brick and mortar operations to online marketers. Tim taught struggling car dealers who were losing market share how to recapture the market, using an innovative inventory demand approach that analyzed real-time market data and focused on stocking only inventory that would sell quickly.

After working 30 years in the for-profit sector, Tim decided to realign his talents with his passion for helping others by moving into the non-profit sector and focusing on the business of good.

Tim has been advocate and change coach for those struggling with addictions for 30 years. He is a Husband, father of 3, teacher, coach and facilitator for faith-based recovery in Akron Ohio.

Tim is strongly committed to serving others, helping as many people as he can, in as many ways as he can, for as long as he can.

Jay Myers


Jay Myers graduated with a degree in marketing and a minor in economics from the University of Mount Union. During his time there, Jay was actively involved in multiple philanthropic efforts. Through his fraternity he participated in GAMMA, Greeks Advocating Mature Management of Alcohol, an organization devoted to helping educate the student body on responsible drinking. As a member of GAMMA, Jay held representative positions for five semesters, even serving as Vice President for a year. He also held a position on the executive board of Up ‘Til Dawn, a letter writing campaign for raising money for St Jude’s Children Hospital, during its first two years at Mount Union.

Jay immediately launched into his marketing career, overseeing local marketing for twenty-six chain restaurants. In 2012 Jay moved into the medical industry, joining PartsSource first as their Internal Marketing Manager and then as Marketing Manager in 2014. In early 2016, Jay left PartsSource and joined reLink Medical, where he is currently leading their marketing and IT initiatives as Marketing Manager. In his free time, Jay enjoys snowboarding, spending time with his family and friends, and hanging out with his dog Sadie.

Bethany Roebuck

Executive Assistant

Receiving the Outstanding Student Award in her major, Bethany Roebuck graduated with her Associate’s degree in Paralegal Studies from The University of Akron in 2015. During her studies, she worked as an intern in the Summit County Juvenile Court’s CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocate and Guardian Ad Litem Program. There she observed court hearings on level of care and guardianship, and assisted in child advocate training. Also while completing her studies, Bethany received a paralegal position at a workers’ compensation law firm in downtown Cleveland. Soon after receiving her Associate’s degree, Bethany decided to work as a paralegal and continue her education to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She plans to complete this degree in 2018.

Bethany is a member of the music and praise team at North Side Open Door Church, which is a part of a community outreach organization in Akron called Urban Vision. This organizan is dedicated to coming alongside the families of North Hill in Akron to represent the gospel of Jesus Christ by creating relationships focused on building dignity, inspiring unity, empowering futures, and meet holistic needs. She is also a volunteer survey administrator at the Prevention Research Center at Case Western Reserve University. There she has assisted with the administration of the Youth Risk Behavior Survey to all 143 schools in Cuyahoga County.

In her free time, Bethany enjoys attending conferences about reentry and recovery and listening to a wide array of podcasts on topics including comedy, religion, recovery, true crime, lifestyle and health. She also enjoys writing music on guitar and piano.

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