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.

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 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.

Patty Cooper

Regional Manager - Central Ohio

After 15 years as an educator, Patty Cooper joins the team with great enthusiasm for connecting people to resources that are going to help them succeed on their road to recovery.

Patty was drawn to education through a desire to help improve the lives of others and she devoted her talents to helping her students become the best versions of themselves; first teaching English to speakers of other languages, then as a high school English teacher. During her last year in the classroom, she took her seniors on a yearlong service learning journey and was inspired by the work of the various non-profit organizations with whom they collaborated. It was thrilling to be project manager for these groups of students who developed fundraising events, created products, and served as volunteers for a variety of causes. This work has motivateed her to bring her collaboration and group management talents from the classroom to to serve as a community outreach manager.

As a former high school teacher, who has seen firsthand the devastating effects that addiction can have on both the individual and their loved ones, Patty is thrilled to join in the crusade to help bring resources to those who need them.

Matt johnson

Regional Manager - Southern Ohio

Matt Johnson comes to the 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.

Sharon Edmond

Project/Event Coordinator

 With style, creativity, a truckload of southern charm, and a heart for people, Sharon Edmond has always had a passion for producing a unique and exciting event experience. She understands the formula for making a good event great all lies in the details. From small gatherings to large galas and conferences, each event is met with enthusiam and a commitment to excellence.

Born to a military family in North Carolina, Sharon has a well rounded background having earned a degree in Psychology and several certifications in event meeting and conference planning, management and sales.  As an accomplished event producer, she has worked, planned and consulted on events for BMW, the American Heart Association, Kalman and Pabst and several other major companies and organizations.

Outside of work, Sharon spends her free time ballroom dancing, reading,  cooking, traveling, or hanging out with friends.  As the newest member of the Dalton Foundation, she is thrilled to be spreading awareness about such a meaningful cause.

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 to finding practical ways to improve the medical equipment management in developing countries and evaluate the effectiveness of the solutions.


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