We are leaders in ensuring expert Parkinson’s care, educating and empowering the Parkinson’s community and driving the understanding of Parkinson’s through research. As a national organization with local presence and impact, we bring help and hope to the estimated one million people in the U.S., 10 million worldwide, who are living with Parkinson’s.
Your support of the Parkinson’s Foundation California Chapter makes a big impact on the quality of life for people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) right here in your community, as well as across the country and around the world!
Thanks to supporters like you, we are able to provide free resources and advance research toward a cure.
Find Expert Care
Access to care professionals, medications and services
Parkinson’s Foundation Global Care Network creates more opportunities for people with PD to access high-quality care.
Aware in Care Kit
Advocate for your best care
The Aware in Care Hospital Kit gives people with PD tools and information to share with hospital staff during a planned or emergency hospital visit.
The Helpline answers more than 20,000 calls a year
Call our Helpline at 1-800-4PD-INFO (473-4636) to find your nearest PD specialist or local resources and get answers to your PD and caregiving questions.
We are your trusted ally for information at every stage
We offer resources including videos, podcasts, webinars and other opportunities to learn about the many aspects of living well with PD.
Progress towards new medicines, better therapies and eventually a cure relies, almost exclusively, on innovative, high-quality research.
The Parkinson’s Foundation Community Grants program supports programs that further the health, wellness and education of the Parkinson’s community. We help people with Parkinson’s live better lives, today.
In the 2023 grant cycle, we awarded 12 local grants to community programs. These Community Grants are made possible through the support of donors.
Learn more about the Parkinson’s Foundation Community Grants program, including application information, deadlines and more.
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Our Chapter Board ensures our impact is community-based and community lead.
Dylan James – Board President
VP and Head of Western Region Relationship Management at Nasdaq
Dylan James is a Bay Area based Vice President and Head of Western Region Relationship Management at Nasdaq. Dylan leads Nasdaq's relationships with over 1300 clients from Oklahoma to Hawaii. Dylan's previous work at Nasdaq includes 4 years as part of the Nasdaq IPO team, and 12 years as a Relationship Manager covering Northern California and San Diego. Prior to joining Nasdaq in 2007, Dylan worked in the San Francisco office of a national investor relations firm and also held business development positions at Thomson Financial and Reuters. Dylan is a graduate of Notre Dame DeNamur University, is the former president of the San Francisco Chapter and current board member of the San Diego Chapter of NIRI.
Maria Allen, PT - Physical Therapist, Central Coast Home Health Inc.
Michelle Butler - Field Sales Consultant, Nordic Naturals
Vikas Chinnan - Operations Manager
R. Bernard Coley - Founder & Principal of RBC & Associates
Deka Dike - CEO & Founder, Omatochi
Grace Fang - Sr. Staff Engineer, Lam Research Corporation
Megan E. Gomez, PhD - Staff Psychologist, VA Long Beach Health Care System
Debbie Lucchesi - Personal Trainer, Cycle Instructor
Xenos Mason, MD - Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurological Surgery and Neurology Movement, University of Southern California
Maureen McComsey - Social Impact Strategist, Momentum for Good
Craig Miyamoto - Financial Advisor & Principal with Edward Jones
Steven Russell - Community Outreach, Stanford Parkinson's Community Outreach
Freddy Silva - Head Coach and Affiliate Owner, Rock Steady Boxing