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.