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Board of Directors

The Hope Heart Institute is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, which guides the overall strategic direction and approves The Hope's major financial commitments.

Sara Osborne, Chair

Sara Osborne headshot croppedSara Osborne is the Public and Government Affairs Director for the Seattle Division of Safeway Inc. and Albertsons LLC. The Seattle Division encompasses all of Washington and Alaska. Sara leads the Division’s efforts in corporate fundraising and philanthropy, government relations, public relations and internal communications. Sara holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Washington in Political Science and a Juris Doctorate degree from Howard University.  She also serves on boards for Seattle Children’s Hospital and Seattle Sports Commission.

Dolph Conrads, Treasurer

Dolph Conrad is the VP of Finance for Taco Time NW, a group of 40 corporate restaurants and an additional 36 franchisees originating in the northwest and operating since 1962. Before joining Taco Time, he worked for the Port Townsend Paper Corp. & Crown Packaging.

With an MBA from UW, and a Bachelor's degree from University of Utah in Commercial Recreation, Dolph enjoys working in the hospitality industry and for a company like Taco Time which is a local family institution that cares about healthy menu alternatives and local sourcing of ingredients. The wellness lifestyle is important to Dolph and quickly intensified his interest in The Hope Heart Institute.  Dolph lives with his wife in Renton and is getting used to being an "empty nester" with four children in college.

Gail Love

Gail LoveGail Love is currently responsible for leading the Human Resource and Recruiting teams, at Allrecipes.com Inc.  Allrecipes.com is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Meredith Corporation.  It is the world’s largest food-focused social networking community, and receives more than one billion visits annually from family-focused women who connect and inspire one another through photos, reviews, videos and blog posts.

Gail has over 20 years of experience in Human Resource management.  Gail holds 2 B.A. Degrees, from the University of Washington in Business Administration (Foster School of Business) and Psychology.  She is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR & PHR) by the Society for Human Resource Management.  Gail is also a member of Microsoft Alumni Network and Alpha Kappa Psi Business Fraternity Alumni. 

Scott Polovitch-Davis, Secretary

Scott Polovitch-Davis is the director of operations for Group Health Foundation.  He has worked in not-for-profit organizations for more than 25 years and has held positions in data management, fundraising, management and finance. In his career he’s raised, processed, accounted for and oversaw the spending of the money. His current role encompasses financial management, board operations and governance, compliance, and donor accountability.

Past positions have included Annual Giving Manager at Seattle Central Community College, Grantwriter/Capital Campaign Assistant with Overlake Hospital Foundation, and Membership Coordinator at the Bellevue Art Museum.  He has a Master’s in Non-Profit Leadership from Seattle University and a B.A. in Communications from the University of Puget Sound.

Ingrid Rauch

ingridIngrid Rauch is a marketing leader in the enterprise sales division at EMC with over 20 years experience in high-tech industry marketing, both at EMC and Microsoft. Her marketing expertise expands across enterprise B2B, strategic account marketing, digital marketing, PR, and event management. Ingrid was introduced to The Hope as a sponsor for On the Wings of Hope Gala where she quickly recognized that her personal interests around health and wellness aligned with The Hopes aim to make cardiovascular disease beatable, treatable and preventable. She joined the Gala volunteer committee in 2011, joined the Board of Directors in 2012, and was elected Board Chair in 2014. Prior to joining the The Hope, Ingrid was active in the non-profit community and spent time volunteering with many organizations such as Junior Achievement, the Arizona Technology Council and the Welcome to America Project.