Our Clinical Team
Robert Draeger, LPO, CPO, Cped
Russell Boone, BOCP, LP-AR
Brent White, PT, CP, BOCO, LP
Brent is an American Board Certified and Texas Licensed Prosthetist, a licensed Physical Therapist, and a Board for Certification Certified Orthotist. He is also our Practice Manager. Brent joined the New Life Brace and Limb team in 2009. With over 18 years of clinical experience, Brent provides guidance and direction to New Life Brace and Limb as a lower limb prosthetic specialist and prosthetic resident supervisor. His Physical Therapy background helps him achieve great results with getting prosthetic patients back to living life and walking with a smooth, natural, and comfortable gait. Brent is certified to fit the Otto Bock C-leg, Freedom Plie knee, Endolite Orion knee, and Ossur Rheo knee. In the past has had the unique opportunity in beta testing new prosthetic components for prosthetic manufacturers. Brent conducts prosthetic in-services for area hospitals and is a guest lecturer at local colleges’ physical therapy assistant and occupational therapy assistant programs. Brent studied Biomedical Science at Texas A&M University in College Station, TX, received his Master of Physical Therapy Degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX and his Prosthetic education from Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists. Brent enjoys staying busy with wife and 4 children. In the evenings he can most often be found at the ball fields helping coach one of his child’s sports teams. He has a passion for outdoors activities and on the weekends loves spending family time while hunting, fishing, boating, hiking, or going to the beach.
Josh Choi, Board Eligible Prosthetist, Orthotist
Ryan Adams, LP
Ryan is a third generation Prosthetist/Orthotist who learned about patient care first hand at his grandfather’s practice while growing up in Fort Worth, Texas. In 2014 Ryan graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Sports Science and in 2018, Ryan graduated with a Master’s of Science in Orthotics and Prosthetics from the University of Pittsburgh. Ryan joined New Life Brace and Limb in 2018 and enjoys working with lower limb amputees and assisting them in their New Life. When Ryan is not assisting patients at our Conroe office, he enjoys being outdoors, spending time with his friends and family and cheering on his alma matters.
Jacob Dougherty CPO, LPO
It was during undergrad when Jake Dougherty developed his passion for Orthotics and Prosthetics. He concurrently fulfilled his Organizational Management degree from Whitworth University while pursuing a Prosthetic Technician certification -- which later led to him becoming an Orthotic Fitter in the greater Spokane, Washington area. Jake then pursued a graduate degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Orthotics and Prosthetics, and he has been in the Houston area ever since. When not seeing patients, Jake enjoys jogging, road biking and spending time with his family.
Mark Pitambersingh, CPO, LPO
Mark attended California State University: Dominguez Hills and completed his Bachelors of Science in 2005 with the prosthetic and orthotic option. Mark worked from coast to coast in his early years. He first became interested in O & P right out of high school. He began working in Venice Florida with a local O & P business. He pursued his 1st 2 years of college in his hometown and then soon moved to California to complete his Bachelors. Mark then moved to Oklahoma where he completed his prosthetic residency simultaneously at OU and the VA where he had the opportunity to work with all patient populations and work side by side with other prosthetists, students, therapists and renowned surgeons in the field as a team approach. Once he completed his research component, Mark moved on to New Jersey and the Philadelphia area where he completed his Orthotics (bracing) residency. During that time in Philadelphia, he honed in on the bracing side of the field and worked with all age populations and a plethora of conditions. Once all the formal studies and exams were over, he settled down here in TX to work with New Life Brace and Limb. Mark is well versed in the C-leg technology along with other microprocessor knees. He has also worked with other various bionic technologies such as the Bebionic hand, the Vari-speed plus hand, the Empower foot, and the Proprio foot. He recently was able to work with the C-Brace, a state-of-the-art technology that helped assist a young man get back up on his feet again after being partially paralyzed from the waist down. Mark enjoys getting people back to walking, independence, active lives and helping them reach their goals. On Mark’s off hours, he spends the majority of this time with his wife and two young boys.
Jesse Rettele, CPO, LPO
Jesse Rettele CPO is an ABC Board Certified Prosthetist/Orthotist, licensed in the state of Texas, and has been practicing for over 20 years. He attended Northwestern University and has over 10 years of academia experience. He is the medical director for our San Antonio clinic.
Kelley Kimbrough, CO, LO
Kelley Kimbrough started his career in Orthotics in 1981 while working at the Shriner’s Hospital for Children and joined New Life Brace and Limb’s team in 2018. His almost 40 years of expertise in the field gives Kelley an advantage to his patients – whether newborn or over a hundred years old. When not at our Baytown and Webster clinics, you can find Kelley spending time with his four grandchildren.
Mark Kirchner, CPO, LPO
Mark Kirchner CPO/LPO is an ABC Board Certified Prosthetist/Orthotist that is licensed in the state of Texas, with over 30 years of experience in the prosthetic and orthotic field. He has been in private practice as well as an independent business owner and has worked on the corporate side. Throughout his career he has specialized in Prosthetic socket technology, Scoliosis and pediatric prosthetic and orthotic care. He has served on several committees and boards during this time and been actively involved with legislative initiatives on the local, state, and national level for the prosthetic and orthotic profession. He is a Texas native and resides in the hill country with his wife.
Mario Martinez, CPED
Mario Martinez has been practicing Pedorthics since 1998 and joined our Conroe office in 2015. Since then, he has used his training and skills in orthopedics, podiatry and wound care clinics helping thousands of patients over the years. Outside of the clinics, Mario is an avid outdoorsman who loves spending time with his three children.
I came in last year. A fairly new amputee. Lost, frustrated in pain. With very bad prostheses that did not fit. Not knowing a single thing to do after leg cut off, staples out and given this thing I could not use. A year and one revision with support team later I am happy. I might not even have much of a limp after too my PT noticed first walk with walker yesterday after. They take care of you. Check on you and do not just build you what you need and tell you to go figure it out on your own. Brent and Derrick are Awesome!!!!
I have NEVER been treated with anything but respect and kindness. I have never felt like an imposition just because my appointment ran a little late. New Life treats me as a person and not just another patient. Jesse Rettele is the head Prosthetist and he is always extremely professional and a man with immense integrity.
I Dont usually go out of my way to right reviews on a person. But I believe you have a person working for u that deserves a little extra recognition. His name is Mark Pitambersingh. I was very skeptical about wearing a brace at first. Mark took the time to explain The benefits of wearing my brace. And makes me feel comfortable about wearing it. He also went out of his way to design something I liked looking at... Made sure it was comfortable. And worked for my daily grind. Today him and his staff got me in on short notice and did some adjustments to my brace that helped me tremendously. The staff at this location are always friendly and greet me with a smile. I always feel welcome and comfortable no matter what. Great people. Great service. These ppl are definitely making a difference in the world. Thanks again
- J. Tipton
Love love, love the personal attention that I have received since day one. Big thanks to Mark n Chris!
— D. Copaus Ford
My daughter started her journey with AFOs 12 years ago with Bob. She was 2 and he carefully fitted her little feet perfectly. He has taken good care of her over the years and we are grateful for his expertise and kindness with our girl. Highly recommend them!
- J. Morrow Abram