Learn more about Relink.org
Connect. Empower. Restore. That’s our simple plan to help tackle some of the complex issues our world faces. We believe that as we eliminate barriers to resources we can empower individuals to engage lasting and meaningful life change that restores them to the community in healthy and productive ways.
meet Our Team
A. Ray Dalton - Founder
Investor, Visionary, Consultant, Board Member, Advisor, Executive Coach, Executive Leader. He 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 underemployed, 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 a 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.
Bethany Friedrichsen - Statewide coordinator
Bethany Friedrichsen graduated from the University of Akron in 2018 with a Bachelor’s in Psychology and an Associate’s Degree in Paralegal Studies. Over the past several years, Bethany has had the pleasure of contributing and growing her natural skills and talents with her work on multiple projects of the Dalton Foundation including relink.org and reLink Global Health.
In 2017, Bethany joined the relink.org team as the database administrator helping grow the relink.org into the database of thousands of organizations it is today. In 2018, Bethany took on the role of regional manager for Northern Ohio for the expanding relink.org where she developed her skills for marketing, communication, and building awareness. During this time, Bethany was able to be greatly involved in community initiatives throughout the state and bring back vital community feedback to the team to better relink.org’s service delivery.
Now as statewide coordinator, Bethany is using her vast knowledge of relink.org and the needs of the community to continue to develop partnerships and plan strategic projects for relink.org’s future development. She also continues to work within the community doing educational speaking engagements and events to build awareness throughout Ohio.
In her free time, Bethany enjoys spending time with her husband and their two cats and dog at their home in Shaker Heights, Ohio. She listens to a wide array of podcasts on topics including comedy, religion, recovery, true crime, lifestyle and health and enjoys writing music on guitar and piano.
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.
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 joined the relink.org team in May of 2018 as Executive Director. She is very excited for the opportunity to take what she has learned in the area of addiction medicine and the recovery process to help lead the incredible relink.org team as they seek to continually improve the relink.org online search tool and share its benefits throughout the state of Ohio. Recovering from addiction is a challenging journey but finding help along the way should be fast and easy. Barbara is passionate about the relink.org tool and its potential to impact millions of lives.
Matt Johnson - Regional Manager, Southern Ohio
Matt Johnson comes to the relink.org team from 17+ years of vocational ministry and nonprofit 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. 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.
Miranda Gumbita - Provider Outreach Specialist
Miranda is currently pursuing her bachelor’s degree in psychology and neuroscience. She plans on continuing her post-graduate education in clinical psychology with an emphasis on addiction.
Miranda has interned with an addiction medicine physician and created an extensive database of behavioral health resources for counties in Northeast Ohio. This resource has served as a tool in securing everything from residential treatment beds to food banks to IOP providers for clients.
Miranda enjoys running in her spare time. She volunteers with Team Heart and Sole, a group that helps individuals with disabilities experience the joy and triumph of competitive running events. She is active in the Columbus running community and you can find her volunteering at races that she isn’t competing in.
who we are
relink.org, as an organization following the teachings of Christ, exists to demonstrate the message of grace and salvation by promoting unity, connection, collaboration, and community while developing sustainability and supporting organizations working to help the least of these.
Those seeking assistance with addiction recovery, human trafficking, and incarceration reentry often experience common obstacles that keep them from the help they need. Making matters worse, the network of providers has continued to remain fragmented, siloed, and confusing to navigate. People in need are regularly unaware of services and providers in their own neighborhoods, while those same service providers are unsure how to get their message out to the men and women who need to hear about their resources.
We know that these issues effect tens of thousands of Ohioans every year. Whether it’s the person suffering from a substance use disorder, someone returning from prison, or a parent, child, or friend of someone with an addiction, many are affected and it takes a myriad of services to provide true family and community healing. relink.org founder, Mr. Ray Dalton, experienced first-hand the challenges encountered when trying to navigate a loved one through treatment and into recovery. His experiences and passion led to the creation of relink.org.
relink.org is a free, user-friendly, online addiction recovery, human trafficking, and incarceration reentry resource tool that considers the entire continuum of care. From detox, to community supports, to employment opportunities, relink.org has it all. It organizes and displays service providers by geo-location and categories of service in real-time, dramatically streamlining the connection between individuals in need and the critical services they seek to get help.
relink.org bridges the gap between those in need and the caring community with one visit, to one website, with simple to use prompts.
relink.org aims to digitally Connect the disconnected, Empower those desiring help, and Restore lives by giving those struggling the help they need, when and where they need it.
relink.org is a project of The Dalton Foundation.
Recognition & Awards
2019 Cleveland Technology Award
for Social Entrepreneurship
The Cleveland Technology Awards recognizes companies in Northeast Ohio who demonstrate innovative business practices to remain on the cutting edge of technology. Click here to learn more.
Ohio Opioid Technology Challenge – Challenge Phase Winner & Product Phase Finalist
The Challenge is a three-phase, prize-based competition to find technology-based solutions that address or improve opioid abuse prevention, treatment, and overdose avoidance and response. Click here to learn more.