Miles4Migrants is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity (see our IRS letter and most recent tax filing) formed in September 2016. Our goal is to use donated frequent flyer miles and money to book flights that bring refugees to their new homes and reunite families separated by conflict and persecution.
Seth Stanton is an eye doctor in New Orleans, Louisiana and the Chairman/CEO of Miles4Migrants. An unabashed frequent flyer miles junkie, he has worked hard to create a charity that can fill an unmet need in the current worldwide refugee crisis. In his spare time Dr. Stanton spends time with his daughters, brews strange beers and is a moderator of the /r/churning subreddit. He is also an annual volunteer for VOSH eyecare missions in Honduras.
Ryan Booth owns three Mathnasium learning centers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He is the Treasurer of Miles4Migrants and has used his own miles to fly to the Middle East and see the migrant crisis first hand, in addition to personally donating miles to reunite a migrant family separated by the war in Syria. Ryan serves on the leadership team of his church and is the father of a 15-year-old daughter.
Nicholas Ruiz is a researcher in Machine Translation and Natural Language Processing in New Providence, New Jersey. He is the Secretary of Miles4Migrants and has used his own miles to arrange flights to reunite two Pakistani Christian refugee families who he was close with while he was living in Europe. After reporting the event on the /r/churning subreddit, the idea of Miles4Migrants was born. Nick serves in youth ministry at his church and desires to use Machine Translation technologies to bridge cultural and linguistic divides.
Andy works with early stage global technology companies. Most recently he was CMO at Riskified, a global fraud prevention platform with headquarters in Tel Aviv and NYC. In his search to identify measurable ways he could support the refugee crisis, Andy stumbled upon the likeminded and fellow miles reward obsessed team at Miles4Migrants and is working to help drive the mission however possible. Andy has spent time living in Israel and is now back home in Boston, MA with his wife and 17-month daughter.
Our volunteer staff
Salman Sheikh is a points and miles enthusiast with an immense passion for traveling and sports. He is a fan of all sports, especially basketball (team Durant), and football (NY Football Giants). As a young teenager he dreamed of playing in the NBA but when that dream slipped away he decided to become a pharmacist and currently practices in Brooklyn, NY. He believes the most important thing one can donate is his/her time leading him to always be on the lookout for new volunteer opportunities.
Angel Wang is a management consultant at A.T.Kearney, focusing on digital transformation and financial services. She has worked in Turkey, Spain, and Greece, but one of her most cherished locations is with her family in Michigan. Her experiences serving in Kara Tepe Refugee Camp in Lesvos and her gratefulness for her parents' sacrifices as immigrants drove her to Miles4Migrants, where she is continuously inspired by the group's passion.