Dr. Tom Sentz
Dr. Tom Sentz is president of IAHDO and a practicing dentist with 29 years of experience. For more than a decade Dr. Sentz has traveled to various countries in central America treating patients, working as a member of a surgical team and building relationships with local people with the intention of establishing long term solutions to health and micro development problems.
John Elledge served as a missionary to Honduras during the 1980s with the South American Missionary Society where he taught elementary children in the church’s bilingual school. His final assignment was as founding director of Our Little Roses, an orphanage for abandoned and abused girls in the northern city of San Pedro Sula.
Elledge has a degree from James Madison University in International Business. In 2001, John decided to return to school, and earned his J.D. from George Mason University School of Law in May 2004.
Elledge is a member of several local organizations including the Board of Directors of the Rockingham Memorial Hospital Foundation, the Valley Family Forum’s core group, and serves on the Board of Directors of Weekday Religious Education. He currently serves as Chairman of the Harrisonburg Republican Committee, and has been active in a number of political campaigns.
John Sentz serves as IAHDO’s secretary. He is currently attending medical school at the Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM). Prior to returning to school John conducted epidemiological research at the Fogarty International Center at the National institutes of Health. He continues to collaborate with colleagues at the NIH on research focused on infectious disease epidemiology; primarily diarrheal diseases, malnutrition, influenza, and malaria. A great deal of his work is also centered on elucidating best healthcare practices in an international setting and ways to encourage their adoption within developing countries.
After completing his undergarduate studies at James Madison University, John earned his Master of Public Health degree with a concentration in International Health from the George Washington University School of Public Health.
Jamin Downey-Orosz serves as IAHDO's officer of grants, finance and logistics. He is currently a consultant for the Space and Naval Warfare Division of the Navy, primarily focusing on program and data management, cost analysis and modeling in the submarine satellite communications field, and is co-founder of Alpha Investment Partners, LLC, a private equity firm. Jamin graduated from James Madison University in 2001 with majors in Information Knowledge Management and Telecommunications in the Integrated Science and Technology program, and a minor in Computer Science. While at JMU, Jamin traveled to Guatemala to work with Agua del Pueblo, an organization devoted to public health education and community development via the supply of clean drinking water to rural areas.