Dr. Wayne Allan Greenleaf

September 20, 1942March 29, 2021

Dr. Wayne Allan Greenleaf, the son of Irene Rita Butaud and Allen Jefferson Greenleaf, died on March 29, 2021 at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. He was a native of Lake Charles, Louisiana and most recently a resident of Ventress, Louisiana. He was predeceased by his parents and his sisters Maureen Greenleaf Liles and Yvonne Belle Richard. He is survived by his spouse of forty-five years, Andree Hunter Greenleaf, as well as their children, Allen Graham Greenleaf and his wife, Cairee Paugh Greenleaf, Jaimée Erin Greenleaf, and Jason Joseph Greenleaf and his partner Megan Jay, three grandchildren, Charles Greenleaf, Amelia Greenleaf and Jake Mills, a sister, Loretta Greenleaf Ward, and numerous nieces and nephews. Dr. Greenleaf earned a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Louisiana College, a Masters Degree and a Ph.D. in Psychology from Louisiana State University, as well as a Masters of Business Administration Degree from the A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. He completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis on Adolescent and Family at Central Louisiana State Hospital in Pineville, Louisiana. He was a Past President of the Louisiana Psychological Association, a Past Chairman of the Louisiana State Board of Examiners of Psychologists, and the first School Psychologist licensed by the Louisiana Department of Education. He served as the Director of Adolescent Services for Central Louisiana State Hospital in Pineville, Louisiana. Dr. Greenleaf was Executive Director of Special Education Programs for the Office of Special Education Services of the Louisiana State Department of Education in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and served as the Director of Pupil Appraisal Services for the State Department of Education. He developed and directed the implementation of statewide special education evaluation standards which resulted in uniform criteria for assessment and classification of exceptional children throughout Louisiana. He served as the M.R./D.D. Regional Administrator of the Metropolitan Developmental Center in Belle Chasse, Louisiana, and subsequently was Administrator of Mental Health Services for Charity Hospital of Louisiana at New Orleans, Louisiana. He was an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry for the LSU Medical Center Department of Psychiatry, as well as the Chief Executive Officer for Mental Health Services at the Medical Center of Louisiana at New Orleans. Dr. Greenleaf was awarded the Loyd J. Rockhold Special Children’s Professorship for Studies in the Prevention of Developmental Disabilities, and served as an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Deputy Chief for Administration and Finances for the Department of Psychiatry of the LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. He was a Special Consultant to New Orleans Police Department on selection of police officers, as well as a consultant to the Louisiana State Prison at Angola regarding Mental Health Programs and systems in Louisiana Department of Corrections. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the Pennington Biomedical Research Center, the American Heart Association, or the American Diabetes Association.


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Rene DeLaune

April 6, 2021

So sorry for your loss. Wayne hired me for my first job in mental health at the Adolescent Unit at CLSH in 1974. I have many fond memories of him. I can still hear his unique laugh. He was a caring man with a big heart and a great sense of humor. I will be forever grateful to him for helping to launch a long and very rewarding career in the mental health community. He will be missed.

Guillermo Urrutia

April 1, 2021

We are very sorry to hear about Wayne.
He was one of the best and I enjoyed working with him . We did good things together and I will never forget him.
Our condolences to,you and your family.
Fondly, Guillermo and Ana Urrutia

Arlene Edwards

April 1, 2021

Thoughts and prayers go out to his family. I had the pleasure of working with Wayne at the Department of Education when I was the attorney for Special Education in the 80's. He was a wonderful man, great mentor, and an all around fun person who was very devoted to his family. He always had a smile on his face and enjoyed the work he did. I know that he will be missed by all that knew him.

W. Alan & Emilie COULTER

April 1, 2021

Wayne was a deep thinker & thoughtful mentor to many. I was one of those people in whom Wayne took an interest and quietly guided me to many useful resources. He mentored me in professional affairs and presented himself, unobtrusively, as a role model of a balanced life. His love for his wife and family ran deep. Andree was a life partner in so many ways for Wayne. He was unconditionally devoted to her. He was a significant contributor to changing special education in Louisiana in fundamental, structural ways that endure today. Wayne's hearty laugh still echoes in my memories. His family should be justifiably proud. We will miss him.

Ginger Shilts

March 31, 2021

My love and condolences to the family. I got to know Wayne a little when we were teenagers and have kept in touch through the years via Maureen. I so admire all he accomplished in his life. My love goes out to all of you.