from our founders
When we established the Dalton Foundation in 1999, we had a vision: to impact men, women, and children worldwide through education, training and access to improved healthcare. We were very excited about the prospect of reaching out to those in greatest need because we knew we could bring the nonprofit organizations serving them not only financial resources to support their life-saving efforts but also the business acumen to support their strategic efforts.
Since that time, our faith-based foundation has helped men and women who have lost their homes, children who have lost their parents, incarcerated individuals who have lost their way, and entire communities who have suffered needlessly as the result of inadequate healthcare. We look to continue this meaningful work through alliances with organizations who share our commitment to providing loving support and resources to our brothers and sisters both here in the United States and Around the world.
We would be delighted to learn more about your efforts and explore the possibilities of working together toward a more compassionate and caring world.
In faith and peace,
A. Ray Dalton, Founder Jan Dalton, Founder
Barbara Campbell – Executive Director, Healthcare
Barbara Campbell graduated from Pharmacy school at the University of Minnesota in 1993 and has worked in pharmacy operations and management for over 20 years. Over this time she developed an interest in working with individuals to provide real, lasting changes to health and well- being that go beyond medications. This led her to continue her education and in 2008 she completed her certification as a clinical nutritionist.
In 2010, she had the opportunity to serve in Haiti right after the devastating earthquake. This was truly a life-changing experience. Fueled by her faith and desire to follow God’s direction for her life, she continued volunteering by leading medical mission trips to Haiti. In 2012 she accepted a position with Mission of Hope as their Director of Medical Operations. Over the past 5 years, she has gained valuable experience working in resource-challenged areas and a passion for supporting local healthcare professionals. Knowing that poor health hinders a person’s ability to fully live life and maximize potential, she has the desire to see high-quality health care available to everyone.
Barbara recently joined the ReLink Global Health team and is very excited for the opportunity to take what she has learned and work toward implementing lasting changes in healthcare delivery throughout the world. She brings with her the strong desire to work with organizations in developing high quality, sustainable healthcare delivery systems.
Bethany Friedrichsen – Regional Manager – Northern Ohio
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 organization 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.
Matt Johnson – Regional Manager – Southern Ohio
Matt comes to the relink.org team from 17+ years of vocational ministry and non-profit leadership experience. Through this time, Matt has personally walked alongside families and individuals that have been significantly affected by addiction. Serving as a spiritual mentor for many in the recovery process, he’s seen both the devastating consequences of addiction as well as the life change that can happen through healthy recovery and sobriety.
A connector by nature, Matt thrives in connecting people and organizations to one another to help them grow and develop. As you get to know Matt, he will almost always have someone you should get to know or a resource you should check out that would help you take some steps forward. Working hands-on with people in need, Matt saw a big gap in the awareness and availability of practical help in the addiction and recovery space. His desire to make a difference through connecting people and resources led him to get involved in this significant area of need.
Matt and his wife, Ashley, live in the Cincinnati, Ohio, area with their two kids – Jude & Aletheia. They’re originally from Central Illinois and are HUGE Chicago Cubs fans. They’re also Packers fans – long story. He loves coffee, sports, and a good Netflix binge.
Beth Baldwin – Regional Manager – Central Ohio
Beth Baldwin is a graduate of Otterbein University with a degree in business. She has experience in sales and marketing and brings a heart to serve the community. Her passion includes working with Columbus’ homeless population, as she did for 5 years working at the Faith Mission Men’s Homeless Shelter. She has a genuine love for people and currently volunteers at Victory Ministries Center of Hope with her 15-year-old adopted daughter, Stephanie.
David Kuhajda – Bio Med III
David has 25 years of combined experience in electronics, biomedical electronics, engineering management, and engineering technology in addition to two years working in program evaluation, statistical analysis, and research. Most recently he worked at Northeast Ohio Medical University and Akron Children’s Hospital. David has a passion for helping people in medically disadvantaged situations through providing education and assistance with medical equipment management, maintenance, and repair. For the last 4 years, he has spent considerable time and energy working with partners in Haiti to improve the medical equipment situation at several facilities. In addition, David has traveled with Gift of Life International to NPH Saint Damien Pediatric Hospital on several cardiac surgery missions to provide life- saving surgeries to children with congenital heart defects. His experience and skills are well served in finding practical ways to improve the medical equipment management in developing countries and evaluate the effectiveness of the solutions.