LASR Board | John R. (Jack) Yuditsky

John R. (Jack) Yuditsky’s career spans 40 years of leadership in mental health care administration and practice. Throughout his career, he has effectively delivered vital health care services working within and across the public and private sectors.


He began his career as a social worker with Idaho Child Welfare Services and quickly worked his way into leadership positions, including: director of the Nez Perce County Department of Public Assistance, director of Latah-Nez Perce Mental Health, director of Region II Department of Mental Health and bureau chief of Idaho State Mental Health Services. While working for the state he also functioned as the consultant for Federal Region X Mental Health Services.


After 16 years with to the State of Idaho, Yuditsky entered into private practice as a therapist. While growing his practice, he developed and built a psychiatric hospital in Coeur d’Alene. He subsequently established partnerships with other health care and community development professionals. Together they built eight psychiatric hospitals in five western states within a ten year period.


Yuditsky served as a managing partner for the corporation and as chairman of the board for all nine hospitals. In addition, he was responsible for licensure, Medicare and JCHA certification and management of all clinical programs. He retired in 2000.


Yuditsky holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Idaho and a master’s degree in social work from the University of Chicago.