On May 1, 1979, Deanna Lubrin Corpuz established Corpuz Training Center located at 580 South 6th Street in San Jose. On February 14, 1989, Evergreen Adult Development Center was established on a building located at Senter Road. On May 1, 1991 EADC moved to its current located and in 2009 Corpuz Training Center and Evergreen ADC merged its operations.
Deanna L. Corpuz founded Evergreen Adult Development Center over 41 years ago.
Deanna L. Corpuz was born on March 22, 1948 in the small town of Lupao, Nuevo Ecija on the isle of the Philippines to Jusmeniana Almerol and Florentino Pablo. Deanna was the eldest of her four younger siblings. She was strong willed and had the faith at a young age to set her goals on coming to the United States. She set the example for her siblings, while going to school and graduating from Philipine Normal College.
At the age of 19 she came to the United States with faith, courage and a drive to succeed. Her journey in America started in San Francisco, California where she pursued a Master in Public Administration from the University of San Francisco, and Master of Arts in Education from San Francisco State University, all the while raising two daughters and developing programs for the needs of peoples with disabilities. Eventually, she would make Silicon Valley her home and the birth place of Corpuz Training Center and Evergreen Adult Development Center. She would later pursue her last formal education by receiving her BSN degree from San Jose State University and found her niche by providing the needs and services for consumers with health restrictive conditions. Deanna understood the key to success was hard work, sacrifice and the commitment to serve others.
During her tenure, Deanna owned and operated a convalescent hospital in Stockton, California, acquired 10-residential care homes, and obtained two adult day programs. Her legacy has impacted and served over hundreds of individuals and families with people with developmental disabilities. She was a strong advocate, leader, teacher and mentor. Deanna was a person who shared her knowledge with those who she came into contact with and was interested in serving people with special needs. She leaves behind two daughters, six grandchildren and one great grandson.