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Jeffrey Despommier

Senior occupational Therapist

  • Houston US-TX


A versatile therapist with a dedication to serving clients through occupation-based practice.  Multi-lingual, an expert in neurological rehabilitation, custom seating and mobility, and neurogenic bowel and bladder management.

Work History

Apr 2015Present

Occupational Therapist

Rehab Without Walls

Community re-integration and occupational therapy services for individuals with neurological conditions. 

Aug 2012Present

Senior Occupational Therapist

MD Anderson Cancer Center

Responsibilities include but not limited to: Member of the Rehab Advisory Committee, Chair of the Self Catheterization PACT,  conducting custom seating and mobility evaluations throughout the hospital, training staff and patients on neurogenic bowel and bladder protocols, training new staff on transfers and fall safety,  managing schedule for the rehab team and carrying a full caseload on the inpatient rehabilitation unit. 

Dec 2009Aug 2012

Occupational Therapist

Supplemental Health Care

Work experience includes assignments at the following facilities: MD Anderson, Memorial Hermann, Methodist, Reliant Rehabilitation, Health South, Mentis, Bayshore Medical Center, The Forum at Memorial Woods, Garden Terrace, Kindred Rehabilitation, Cornerstone, TIRR Memorial Hermann.

Dec 2008Dec 2009

Occupational Therapist

TIRR Memorial Hermann
  • Evaluation and assessment, individualized treatment planning, family conferences and discharge planning for a wide range of diagnoses including: spinal cord injury, TBI, CVA, dementia, deconditioning and multiple trauma.
    • Activities of daily living
    • Adaptive equipment
    • Seating and mobility - Custom manual and power wheelchairs
    • Spasticity management
    • Bowel programs
    • Intermittent catheterization
Jul 2008Oct 2008

Occupational Therapist

Advanced Hand Specialist
  • PRN for outpatient hand clinic treating patients with a wide range of upper extremity diagnoses including: dupuytren's contracture, carpal tunnel syndrome, complex regional pain syndrome, lateral epicondylitis and multiple fractures 


May 2006Aug 2008

Master of Occupational Therapy

LSUHSC - Shreveport
  • Group research project selected as best overall at LSUHSC - Shreveport
    • Research project displayed at AOTA convention – Houston, TX (April 2009)
  • Received Pro Faculty Award at graduation, (August 2008)
    • Faculty chosen award based on contribution and dedication to the profession during graduate school
  • Served as class representative for technology committee (August 2006)
Aug 2001May 2005

Bachelor of Science

LSU - Baton Rouge
  • Graduated Cum Laude
  • Member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  • Supplemental Instruction Leader for Trigonometry and Algebra
  • Tutor for Cox Communications Center for Student Athletes

Research accomplishments


  • Volunteered as a camp counselor at Camp Cliff, helping children and families with cancer (October 2015)
  • Volunteer at RSVP, a non profit providing therapy services to clients in the community with neurological conditions (2012 to present) 
  • Community outreach leader for Living Hope, a non profit established to support the Hispanic spinal cord injury community. Assisted in delivering more than 2,000 catheters to the organization (April 2012 to 2014).
  • Volunteered at Casa Juan Diego, treating Hispanic clientele with spinal cord injury (July 2011 to present)
  • Member and community outreach leader for the National Spinal Cord Injury Association - Houston (2012 to present)
  • Volunteered as camp counselor at Camp Xtreme - Camp for kids and young adults with spinal cord injury (July 2010)
  • Professional jazz/latin percussionist with over 15 years experience.
    • Volunteered to provide drum clinic at TIRR Memorial Hermann, Houston, TX (December 2011, May 2011 and July 2009)


Dec 2015Dec 2017

CPR - Adult/Child/Infant

American Heart Association