We are a community dedicated to supporting the physical, cognitive and emotional health of people with PD and their loved ones.

PD Active is a non-profit organization by and for people with Parkinson’s disease in Berkeley, Oakland, and the East Bay. It was founded by a small group of men and women with Parkinson’s a decade ago and has extended its work to a broader community by providing activities and programs to a growing population affected by PD.

  • Fostering independence and dignity
  • Energizing each other to stay informed, engaged, and ACTIVE

PD Active Board of Directors

Mary Pat Boersma, Suzanne Calpestri, Judi Ettlinger, Norm Frankel, Judith Lubman, Adam Mizock, Todd Morrish, and Chad Zucker

The Board of Directors operates as unpaid volunteers.


Cathy Ball, Program Director

Cathy comes to us with a M.A. in Education and teaching English as a Second Language (ESL). She has worked with individuals of all ages and cultural backgrounds in Florida, Japan and the Bay Area.
Cathy joined PD Active in March of 2020.

She can be reached at programdirector@pdactive.org.

Tuyet Cong-Ton-Nu, Administrator

Born in Vietnam, educated in Europe and then in the U.S., Tuyet comes to us with a B.A. in Applied Economics from the University of San Francisco and years of working as a computer programmer for banking and financial institutions. She has also worked for many non-profit organizations as a webmaster, fundraising, and financial admin.

Tuyet has also studied nutrition and culinary arts and is passionate about cooking. She devotes time to her meditation and spiritual practice to support living in the world with more ease and kindness. She can be reached at administrator@pdactive.org.