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James Paul Verbout, American recreational therapist. Certified therapeutic recreation specialist. Recipient Spirit award Rochester Area Disabled Athletics and Recreation, 1989-1990, Outstanding Board Member award Rochester Area Disabled Athletics and Recreation, 1995, Communitynet Volunteer award International Year of the Volunteer, 2001.


Verbout, James Paul was born on July 7, 1957 in Sterling, Illinois, United States. Son of Louis Pius and Agnes (Rajnowski) Verbout.


Bachelor of Science in Therapeutic Recreation, University Wisconsin, LaCrosse, 1979. Master of Arts in Organizational Management, University St. Paul, 2002.


Recreational therapist Glenwood (Iowa) State Hospital, 1979-1980, Mayo Medical Center, Rochester, Minnesota, since 1980, program director, clinical instructor School Health Related Sciences, 1988—2002, lead therapist, 1987-1999, assistant supervisor physical medicine and rehabilitation, since 1999. Southeast Minnesota director Minnesota Therapeutic Recreation steering committee, Burnsville, 1988-1990. Vice president Advanced Speech Interface Systems, 1993-1994.

Member planning committee, exhibit hall director, co-emcee of event Disabled Outdoor Organizations Recreation Symposium, 1997. Secretary board directors Minnesota affiliate Therapeutic Recreation Chapter, since 2003.


Board directors Rochester Area Disabled Athletics and Recreation, Inc., 1986-1995, since 2003, vice secretary, 1986-1987, secretary-treasurer, 1988-1990, vice president, 1991, 2005, president, 1992-1993, volunteer, since 1986. Assistant coach Rochester Youth Baseball, 1995, Rochester Youth Soccer, 1995. Volunteer Rochester Youth Football, 1997-1998.

Volunteer Rochester Area Courage Daycamp, 1996-1997. Den representative Cub Scouts Pack 210, 1993-1994, pack secretary, 1994-1995. St. Mary's Hospital chair United Way, 1994, rehabilitation representative, 1990-1994.

Active Rochester Lourdes High School Band Boosters, since 1998, Baseball Boosters, since 1998. Member American Therapeutic Recreation Association (physical medicine and rehabilitation network coordinator committee chair 1997-1999, Minnesota chapter affiliate board member, secretary, 2003), Minnesota Park and Recreation Association, National Closed Head Injury Foundation, State Closed Head Injury Foundation, Southeast Minnesota Head Injury Support Group (charter member, presenter 1982-1994), Minnesota Therapeutic Recreation Association, Brain Injury Association, Accessible Outdoor Recreation Association American (advisory board 1996-1999), Knights of Columbus (3d degree).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: fishing, reading, bowling.


Married Loretta Margaret Jaquet, May 30, 1981. Children: Kimberly Noel, Brandon James.