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.

Kara Kimicata, Program Manager

Kara is a nonprofit leader with 10 years of experience in program management, volunteer training, mentoring and operations. She is on the Young Professionals Board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh and has been matched with her own little sister for more than four years. Kara received a Bachelor of Arts in History and Religious studies from the College of Wooster and a Masters of Public Administration from the University of Pittsburgh.

Jaime Turek, Special Initiatives Specialist

Jaime has over ten years of experience in the nonprofit world, including seven years of working directly with refugees and immigrants in Allegheny County. She brings to Hello Neighbor a high level of energy, enthusiasm, innovation, and creativity. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Master of International Development with a focus on Human Security from the University of Pittsburgh. She was honored with the 2013 Gateway to Equity Award by the American Association of University Women’s Pittsburgh Chapter for her previous work in anti-human trafficking and authored a chapter in a text book on human security and development issues in human trafficking. She loves running, cooking, cats, and of course, the Pittsburgh Steelers! Jaime has served on the Hello Neighbor on the Advisory Board since the program’s inception.

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.