Meet the Team

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

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 Coordinator

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-Madisona 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.

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.