Meet the DaoUSA Board


Yun Xiang Tseng

Fan Zang


Master Wu Dang Chen is the President and founder of the Daoist Association, USA and President of Chi for Longevity. He is the deputy director of the Sanfeng Friendship Association, based in Wu Dang, and is the official U.S. representative of Wu Dang for the Wu Dang Taoist Association. Master Chen's mission is to build the first Wu Dang Taoist monastery in the U.S.


Daoist name: Chong Dao, 15th Generation Wudang Sanfeng Pai, 26th Generation Longmen Sect. Reuben has a PhD in Psychology from Columbia University.  His private practice began over 30 years ago and continues today.   He was the Director of the Counseling and Psychological Center at Hofstera University for over 25 years, which he left in 1990.


Dr. David B. Axelrod


Dr. David B. Axelrod has performed and taught at literally hundreds of venues in the US and internationally, including the United Nations, the American Library Association and is the founder/director of Creative Happiness Institute (CHI). He has given lectures and workshops globally on the healing power of writing and ways to focus chi toward greater creativity. Dr. Axelrod has studied Eastern culture and philosophy, Buddhism and Daoism since his teens.  


Nuris Lemire MS,OTR/L,NC

Daoist name: Chong Guan, 15th Generation Wudang Sanfeng Pai, 26th Generation Longmen Pai. She is a Gui Yi initiated by Wudang Chen as a priest in training.

She has trained with Wudang Chen since 2003 in Qi GOng and Taiji, Alchemy, Immortality, Master Within, Wudang Daoist Lifestyle, External Qi Healing, Feng Shui & I-Ching and is a certified Taiji QiGong 18 instructor.  She is a community educator of Daoist Theory, Philosophy, Meditation, Nutrition, Medicinal Tea and Self Healing. She is also an I-Jing Practitioner.


Dr. James Lemire


Dr. Lemire is a student of Master Yun Xiang Tseng for 11 years. He is a Board-Certified American Board of Family Practice Certified Olympians Team Physician, American College of Sports Medicine; Chelation Therapy, American College for Advancement of Medicine;
International Oxidative Medicine Association; graduate of The Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM)


 Dr Lemire is an Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) Certified Practitioner,

Medical Director / Founder: Connections Community Clinic for the Homeless and Indigent 2011.

He authored Ultimate Guide for Natural Health In The 21st Century, and co-authored Learn How the Top 20 Alternative Doctors in America Can Improve Your Health

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Karen McDonald

Daoist name: Chong Xiu -15th Generation Wudang Sanfeng Pai, 26th Generation Longmen Sect. Karen has trained with Wudang Chen since 2008, and is a certified WuDang Tai Chi/Qi Gong instructor, Daoist practitioner and consultant in Yi Jing, Feng Shui, Numerology, External Qi Healing, wedding ceremonies, clearings & blessings for new homes and businesses.

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Kristina Naldjian

Daoist name: Chong Tian, 15th Generation Wudang San Feng Disciple, 26th Generation Longmen Sect. Kristina Naldjian is a native New Yorker and Pace University graduate, NYC. For two decades she worked in  corporate banking before she discovered the magic of the Dao 22 years ago. She fully embraces Daoism as a life philosophy and a guide to an active, productive, healthy and joyful life.


Cis Hager

Daoist name: Chong Xue (Snow),  26th Generation Longmen Pai disciple.

​Cis stepped onto the path of the Dao and began earnest studies in1985. 

Under Shifu Chen, she now integrates the Daoist sacred arts of Yi-Jing, Feng Shui, External Qi Healing along with Taiji, Qigong, Dao Yin into her teaching and individualized Daoist health coaching.  She is retired from the field of Raptor Biology and lives outside of Bozeman Montana. 


Michael B. Anderson

Daoist name: Chong Chen – 15th Generation Wudang San Feng Disciple, 26th Generation Longmen Pai

Mike started studying Daoism and practicing Tai Chi and Qigong in 1986. Over the years he studied with several teachers and attended a variety of workshops. When he met Wudang Chen in 2005, he knew he found his teacher. Mike is the director of Pikes Peak Dao in Colorado Springs. He is a certified tai chi and qigong instructor.