Meet the Team

Hello Neighbor is a collective and community effort. We are a small but mighty team! In addition to our staff, we have a committed group of interpreters, contractors, photographers, friends, fellows, interns and more that help us do what we do. We couldn’t do this work without everyone’s collaborative effort, including the dedicated mentors, mentees, and volunteers in our programs.

Sloane Davidson, Founder and CEO

Prior to starting Hello Neighbor, Sloane worked for 15 years across the intersection of philanthropy and digital marketing. For 8 years, she created and led one of the leading cause blogs on the Internet called The Causemopolitan. She currently sits on the Board of Resolve Network, an NGO based in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, that focusing on jobs for women in post-conflict countries through microfinance, and the prestigious Indiana University’s Lilly School of Philanthropy Women’s Philanthropy Institute. She was a 2009 Kiva Fellow in the Philippines and has been invited to speak on her activism at The Clinton Global Initiative and The World Economic Forum. Sloane has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Economics from the University of Vermont and a Master of Public Policy & Management from the University of Pittsburgh. A proud Pittsburgh native, Sloane returned to her hometown in 2015 and currently lives in Highland Park with her husband and two sons.

Hannah Somers, Program Manager

Hannah began volunteering as mentor and is now to full-time team member. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Scandinavian Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Master’s Degree in Public Management from Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy.

Hiba Wagner, Director of Family Services - Arabic

Hiba was born in Baghdad, Iraq where she attend college for accounting and administration at Baghdad University. She has been working as an interpreter/translator with local agencies in the Pittsburgh area for 4 years. Hiba has been supporting Hello Neighbor since the beginning and her new expanded role includes interpretation and supporting our Arabic-speaking families in their efforts to become familiar with American culture and systems to help improve their quality of life here in America. She loves her adopted hometown of Pittsburgh where she lives with her husband and young son.

Jordan Chepke, Marketing and Development Manager

Jordan was born and raised just outside of Pittsburgh and has called the city home for almost 5 years. She received a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Ohio University, where she focused on strategic communication, visual communication and sociology. Following undergrad, Jordan spent a year serving in countries throughout South America, Southeast Asia, and Africa partnering with various community-based organizations. Along with a global perspective and knack for storytelling, Jordan brings with her 4+ years of digital marketing experience as a copywriter and information architect. She looks forward to using her experience to shine a light on our newest neighbors and help tell the story of Hello Neighbor.

Makaela Press, Community Engagement Coordinator

Makaela is serving with Hello Neighbor as a PULSE fellow. She moved to Pittsburgh at the start of the fellowship from her hometown of Portland, Oregon. She received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oregon in International Studies with a focus in International diplomacy and global health. During her undergraduate career she studied abroad in Jordan where she learned about the refugee crisis, public health, and humanitarian action in the context of Jordan. She also studied abroad in Ecuador where she focused on Women’s reproductive health.

Calli White, Operations Assistant

Calli first started as an intern this summer with Hello Neighbor and has now transitioned into the role of Operations Assistant. She is currently receiving her Masters of International Development, majoring in Nongovernmental Organizations and Civil Society, from the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh. She received her bachelors degree from Villanova University in Political Science and French/Francophone Studies.

Noorulhaq Fazly, Director of Family Services - Dari and Pashto

Noorulhaq was born and raised in Afghanistan. He graduated from law school and worked for several years for the United States government focusing on human rights. He left Afghanistan in 2016 to move to Pittsburgh with his family to start new life in a new country as part of the SIV program (Special Immigrant Visa). He is currently a student at the Community College of Allegheny County working towards a degree in computer science. He was a member of the first cohort of matches at Hello Neighbor and has supported Hello Neighbor since the beginning. He lives in Greenfield with his wife and three children.

Rachel Sager, Creative Director

Rachel Arnold Sager is designer, illustrator, and artist living and working in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She brings 17 years of design and art direction experience to her clients, providing a wide range of services including logo and identity creation, print design, branding, and production. While she has created work for businesses of all sizes, she particularly enjoys working with community organizations and nonprofits - past clients include The Pittsburgh Foundation, Bethlehem Haven, Bricolage Production Company, Mon Valley Alliance, Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture, Southwest Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project, as well as Girls Write Pittsburgh and their Rainbow Writers program. In 2017, she also founded the art and apparel brand 2468kids, which takes subject matter often reserved for boys and reimagines it in a colorful way that can be appreciated by ALL kids. She lives with her partner and young daughter near Pittsburgh’s West End.