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; Board Member
Monique Buffler; Board Member
Suzanne Calpestri; Board Secretary
Judi Ettlinger; Board President
Norm Frankel; Board Treasurer
Judith Lubman; Board Member, Development Committee Chair
Adam Mizock; Board Member, Program Committee Chair
Todd Morrish; Board Member, Events Committee Chair
ARobin Orden; Board Member
Chad Zucker; Board Member
The Board of Directors operates as unpaid volunteers.
Jen Roitman, Operations & Development Director
Jen is an experienced administrator and has managed non-profits, membership organizations, unions and political campaigns. She is also a meditation teacher, End of Life Doula and volunteer chaplain. When she’s not at PD Active, she volunteers to raise puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. She joined PD Active in May 2021.
She can be reached at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.