Dave Olsen, Chairman

Providence Health & Services

David Olsen is the former Sr. Vice President of Culture and Leadership Development at Starbucks Coffee. He joined Starbucks in 1987 and is now serving in an advisory capacity. During his tenure at Starbucks he traveled the world purchasing coffee, led the Research & Development department and published a framework for action that described Starbucks’ commitment to support coffee farmers and their communities.

In 1999 he took innovative steps to turn his passion for the global community into action, creating the Starbucks Corporation Social Responsibility department and establishing guidelines for the company’s global conscience.

Mr. Olsen has served on the boards of CARE USA, CARE International, Pike Place Market Foundation and Starbucks Foundation. He served as a trustee for the Board of Swedish from 2010 to January 2012. He was appointed to the PH&S Board in February 2012 and serves on the Quality and Patient Safety Improvement Committee and the Human Resources and Retirement Plans Committee.