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Debi Ghate Joins FAMM Board of Directors

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Debi Ghate Joins FAMM Board of Directors

WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring today announced that Debi Ghate, The Philanthropy Roundtable’s Vice President of Strategy and Innovation, will join the organization’s board of directors.

“I am so glad Debi has agreed to join the board — she’s been a very engaged supporter of FAMM’s work, attending events and meeting many directly impacted families,” said Ring. “She is smart and compassionate. I know she will make us stronger as we move forward.”

“FAMM’s mission is one that I think is critically important right now – to create a more fair and effective justice system that respects our American values of individual accountability and dignity while keeping our communities safe,” Ghate said. “It’s an excellent organization and I’m honored to have a chance to support it and its network of families.”

She previously spent several years at The Snider Foundation, where she served as Senior Director. Trained as a lawyer in Ontario, Canada, Ghate practiced in civil litigation 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.

For nearly three decades, FAMM has united the voices of affected families, the formerly incarcerated, and a range of stakeholders and advocates to fight for a more fair and effective justice system. FAMM’s focus on ending a one-size-fits-all punishment structure has led to reforms to sentencing and prison policies at the state and federal level and is paving the way to programs that support rehabilitation for the 94% of all prisoners who will return to our neighborhoods one day.


FAMM is a national nonpartisan advocacy organization that promotes fair and effective criminal justice policies that safeguard taxpayer dollars and keep our communities safe. Founded in 1991, FAMM is helping transform America’s criminal justice system by uniting the voices of impacted families and individuals and elevating the issues all across the country.