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.
Marie-Claire Charles – Haiti Country Director
Born and raised in Haiti, Marie-Claire Charles graduated from Millersville University, Pennsylvania in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in international studies. After graduation, she returned to her hometown of Ouanaminthe to serve as the mission team coordinator at Institution Univers for four years. In 2018 she returned to the United States to earn a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in management at Elms College in Massachusetts which she completed in 2020. She participated in diverse cultural and community activities, as a student and a young professional both in Haiti and in the United Sates, that have broadened her understanding of different cultures, different personalities and how to better communicate and collaborate with others. Her most recent community activity was in her hometown serving as secretary of the alumnae association where she helped organize fundraising activities and submit grant applications to build a new kindergarten for her former elementary school. She continues to serve her community as she utilizes her skills and experience to facilitate networking and coordinate projects identification and execution in Haiti through the Dalton Foundation and the Haiti Health Network while also gaining more knowledge and learning new skills that will help her better serve others.
Emmanuella Tomaine – Healthcare Database Manager
Emmanuella Tonaimé, nursing school graduate with a bachelor’s degree from Faculté des Sciences Infirmières of Léogâne, located in Léogâne, Haiti. After graduating, she worked as a nurse for four years. She served her country by helping victims of the earthquake that hit Haiti in January 2010 while she was a nursing student. During her work experiences, she developed an interest in continuous positive change and improvement specifically in the healthcare field in Haiti. She continued her studies and graduated in 2020 from College of our Lady of the Elms with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration focused on Healthcare Innovation.
Emmanuella is also an entrepreneur, two years before leaving her country to the United States to continue her studies, she opened a restaurant offering healthy food to the inhabitants of her community. Being organized, she has gathered recipes learned from a culinary arts school into a book that she shared with her classmates so they can have the recipes in one piece.
Over the years, she has the pleasure of developing her talents and skills. Emmanuella joined the Dalton Foundation in 2020 and worked as Healthcare Database Manager, where she develops her organization and management skills and continues to serve her country by coordinating health data and mapping health facilities in Haiti.
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.
Sarah Capri – Statewide Data & Media Coordinator
Sarah Capri graduated from Cleveland State University in the spring of 2020 with bachelor’s degrees in Journalism and Promotional Communications. Throughout the summer following graduation, in addition to living navigating life during a pandemic, she went back to school to earn a certificate in graphic design and multimedia communication. During her four years at Cleveland State, Sarah worked for the school’s basketball and concert arena in their marketing department. She also worked for two years as a live music photographer, shooting dozens of shows in and around the Cleveland area.
Now as statewide coordinator for relink.org, Sarah is excited to learn more about this mission and how she can bring a fresh perspective to such an impactful project. She has jumped into many meetings and tasks with enthusiasm and is eager to be a part of all that is to come and make a positive impact. She was amazed to see what copious amounts of data has already been collected with relink.org and the opportunity she has to maximize it uses. Working for The Dalton Foundation blends her passions for connecting to the community, serving those in need and her faith.
Staying busy is a must for Sarah, but in her free time she enjoys game nights with friends and family, trying new restaurants, shopping at small local businesses, attending concerts and listening to podcasts. She also has always explored creative outlets like knitting, embroidering, photography, etc.