State Policy Network

SPN Visiting Fellow: Debi Ghate

Debi Ghate
Visiting Executive Fellow

Debi Ghate is SPN’s Executive Fellow as well as President of Steadfast. She is also currently Vice President of Strategic Partnerships at The Center for the Rights of Abused Children and Executive Fellow with the Institute of Citizens & Scholars, and Initiative Director for the George Mason University’s “Voices for Liberty: Free Speech, Civil Rights & Social Progress” program

Ms. Ghate is a trained lawyer, previously practicing civil litigation in Ontario, Canada before moving to California to join the Ayn Rand Institute. At the Institute, she oversaw the education and policy programs before serving on leadership teams at two Foundations, including the Charles Koch Foundation and the Anthem Foundation for Objectivist Scholarship. She was previously the Senior Director of Grant Strategy at The Snider Foundation and most recently the Vice President of Strategy and Programs for Philanthropy Roundtable.

Ms. Ghate serves on the boards of the Anthem Foundation for Objectivist Scholarship, Empire Center for Public Policy, FAMM, and the Government Justice Center.