California Chapter

Serving CA and HI

Set this as my local chapter

Parkinson’s Foundation California makes life better for people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) by improving care and advancing research towards a cure. Whether you are newly diagnosed with PD or have been managing it for years, are a care partner, family member or friend of someone with PD, we are here to help you.

People at Moving Day
Young family participating in Moving Day, a walk for Parkinson's

About Us

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.

Our Impact

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!

Read more about our chapter's impact

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.

Find Expert Care

Hospital Safety Guide

Advocate for your best care

The Hospital Safety Guide contains useful tools and information to help a person with Parkinson's during their next planned or unplanned hospital visit. 

Download or order a Kit


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.

Contact the Helpline

PD Library

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.

Search the Library

Community Grants

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.

Chapter Board

Our Chapter Board ensures our impact is community-based and community lead.

Executive Committee

Dylan James headshot

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.

Board Members

Maria Allen, PT - Physical Therapist, Central Coast Home Health Inc.
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
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

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