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

E-Mail: rdalton@relink.org

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 - Regional Manager, Northern Ohio

E-Mail: bfriedrichsen@relink.org

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 2019.

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.

Beth Baldwin - Regional Manager, Central Ohio

E-Mail: bbaldwin@relink.org

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.

Miranda Gumbita - Provider Outreach Specialist

E-Mail: mgumbita@relink.org

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.

Barbara Campbell - Executive Director, Healthcare

E-Mail: bcampbell@relink.org

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 a strong desire to work with organizations in developing high quality, sustainable healthcare delivery systems.

 

Matt Johnson - Regional Manager, Southern Ohio

E-Mail: mjohnson@relink.org

Matt Johnson 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.

Sharon Edmond - Project & Event Coordinator

E-Mail: sedmond@relink.org

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 enthusiasm 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 Relink.org, she is thrilled to be spreading awareness about such a meaningful cause.

who we are

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.