Our Team

Jeff Chen

Jeff Chen

  • Executive Director

I received my finance and capital markets training from 1989 to 1998, working in New York City for several Big 8 Accounting firms and a specialty finance lender for residential and commercial loans. In 1999, I became a shareholder and principal at...read more

Stacy D. Hunter

Stacy D. Hunter

  • PhD | Research & Education Director

Dr. Stacy D. Hunter is the research director for Pure Action, Inc., a nonprofit organization devoted to bringing the ancient benefits of yoga to mainstream medicine through research, education and community outreach. She received... read more

Tedd Li

Tedd Li

  • Community Programs Director

Tedd Li became a certified yoga instructor in 2011 after seeing chronic pain from poor ergonomics and years of prescription drug abuse fade after just two months of daily yoga. He also experienced yoga’s mental and emotional benefits ...read more

Lindsey Stanley

Lindsey Stanley

  • Development Director

Lindsey Stanley is the Development Director for PURE Action and is committed to cultivating partnerships by bringing awareness about the healing power of yoga. She discovered yoga ...read more

Stephanie Jain

Stephanie Jain

  • Community Instructor

Stephanie Jain is a volunteer instructor with PURE Action and is passionate about sharing the medicine behind yoga with others. She has been practicing yoga regularly since 2012 and received her ...read more

Board Of Directors

Mardy Chen

Mardy Chen

  • Founder

With a total of four studios and teaching since 2002, Mardy has helped many students develop long-term yoga practices to reap and maintain the healthy... read more

Jonathon Haack

Jonathon Haack

  • Founder

Jonathon became a certified yoga instructor in 2006 looking for a better balance between business and life. He had worked in corporate finance and real estate... read more

Christopher Hager

Christopher Hager

  • Founder

Chris keeps a steady yoga practice as a needed part of his busy life. He has worked for years in the Financial Services Industry helping families... read more

 Advisory Council

Ismene Petrakis

Ismene Petrakis

  • MD

Dr. Ismene Petrakis is a Professor of Psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine and the Chief of Psychiatry Director at VA... read more

Sundar Balasubramanian

Sundar Balasubramanian

  • PhD

Dr. Sundar Balasubramanian is a Cell Biology researcher. He is currently studying mechanisms involved in resistance... read more

Luciano Bernardi

Luciano Bernardi

  • MD

Dr. Luciano Bernardi (born in Verona, Italy, in 1950) is a full professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Pavia, Italy. His main research... read more

M.Rajajeyakumar

M.Rajajeyakumar

Dr. M.Rajajeyakumar is an Assistant Manivelprofessor of Physiology at Chennai Medical College hospital and at research Centre (SRM Group) Trichy, Tamilnadu, India... read more

Philip L. Hooper

Philip L. Hooper

  • MD

Dr. Philip L. Hooper is on the clinical faculty at the University of Colorado Denver—Division of Endocrinology. His career includes... read more

Stephanie Shorter

Stephanie Shorter

  • PhD

Dr. Stephanie Shorter is passionate about promoting yoga as a foundation for wellness, personal transformation and profound... read more

SJAAK POUWELS, MD

SJAAK POUWELS, MD

Dr. Sjaak Pouwels is currently working at the Department of Surgery of the Catharina Hospital in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. His current ... read more

Ambassadors

Jeanne Heaton

Jeanne Heaton

Jeanne’s journey to addiction recovery through yoga began with a deep realization that if she were to save her life she would need to change it, entirely. An actor and musician, she arrived in NYC... read more

Monica LeBansky

Monica LeBansky

Monica LeBansky oversees the PURE Action 30 Day Discovery graduates and is a volunteer teacher at centers around the Travis County surrounding areas. Her affiliation with PURE Action began in 2013 during her enrollment at the Benchmark Recovery Center.....read more

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