Executive Director & Founder, Refuge Point
Sasha Chanoff is the founder and executive director of Refuge Point, a humanitarian organization that finds lasting solutions for the world’s most at risk refugees. Sasha has appeared on 60 Minutes and in other national media outlets, and has received social entrepreneur fellowships from Ashoka, Echoing Green, and the Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation. He is a recipient of the Charles Bronfman Humanitarian Prize, the Harvard Center for Public Leadership Gleitsman International Activist Award, and is a White House Champion of Change. He serves on the steering committee of New England International Donors and is an advisor to the Good Lie Fund, the philanthropic arm of the Warner Bros. film The Good Lie about the resettlement of the Sudanese Lost Boys. Sasha and father David Chanoff have co-authored From Crisis to Calling: Finding Your Moral Center in the Toughest Decisions. With a foreword by David Gergen, this new book is about defining moral decision points in leadership, and is based on a life and death dilemma Sasha faced during a US rescue operation into the Congo to evacuate massacre survivors. Sasha has also told this story for NPR's Moth Radio Hour. He lives in Somerville, Massachusetts with his wife and two children.