Our Team

Debi Ghate

Board of Directors

Debi Ghate is President of Steadfast as well as Executive Fellow with the Institute of Citizens & Scholars, Executive Fellow at the State Policy Network and Initiative Director for the George Mason University’s “Voices for Liberty: Free Speech, Civil Rights and 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 Americans for Fair Treatment, Anthem Foundation for Objectivist Scholarship, Empire Center for Public Policy, FAMM, and the Government Justice Center. She received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Biology and French at the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Laws at the University of Calgary.