Deborah Kamat has two children who graduated from Orange High School. She and her husband have resided in Orange Village for 22 years. She has been a parent volunteer for Orange Athletics, Destination Imagination, Stagecrafters, Expect Respect, and a local Brownie troop. She is a member of the Mediation Association of Northeast Ohio and serves on the "No Place for Hate" Committee.
She has dedicated her life to education by serving as a public school teacher, a private school board member, and an attorney and mediator for the U.S. Department of Education. She has coached Cleveland students in city-wide mock trial competition and has served as a judge for the national college mock trial competition.
Deborah currently serves as the Director of Compliance/Title IX and Disability Coordinator and Attorney at Ursuline College. She has a juris doctorate from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and has practiced law for 35 years. She also earned a M.A. from Case Western Reserve Univeristy and a B.A. from UMKC in education.