PD Active is a group of Berkeley/Oakland-based people impacted by Parkinson’s disease who act to build and strengthen our local community through advocacy, dance classes and other activities. We believe that we are our own best advocates and that acting on our own behalf fosters independence, dignity and respect, while preventing isolation and depression.
PD Active began in late 2007, following an energizing dance class for people with Parkinson’s sponsored by the Mark Morris Dance Group. We obtained 501(c) 3 federally exempt non-profit status in January of 2009.
Please click here to read the biographies of our PD Active Board members.
Our Board of Directors, December 14, 2012:
standing: Herb Heinz, Stephen Tobriner (ex oficio), Warren Brunetti (Treasurer), Peter Rugh (President), John Hess, Rose Firestone (Secretary) seated: Joan Bernstein (Vice President), Gary Turchin, Julia Vestal, Ann VanSteenberg