Meet the Team

 

Abby Herschman -

Cofounder and Chief Executive Officer

mailto:aherschman@handsonhope.ngo

Abby Herschman graduated from the University of South Carolina in December 2018. She was a Mechanical Engineering Major, Pre-Med, and Dance Minor during her time as an undergraduate student. Born and raised in Columbia, Maryland, Abby grew up as a competitive gymnast and late in high school transitioned to dance. Abby has always had an interest in engineering and medicine, which lead to founding Hands On Prosthetic Engineering. Abby is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of H.O.P.E. Seeing the reaction on client’s faces when they receive their prosthesis is the best part of H.O.P.E. for her. Abby started H.O.P.E. to allow children to gain confidence and provide devices to children and veterans who would otherwise not have a device. Her vision for the future is that H.O.P.E. will continue to grow and one day help children across the nation.  

 

Andrew Super -

Cofounder and Chief Operations Officer

mailto:asuper@handsonhope.ngo

Andrew Super is a senior Interdisciplinary Studies Major who is graduating in May of 2019. He is combining his love for technology and business for his studies at the University of South Carolina. Born and raised in Mechanicsville, Virginia, Andrew grew up with a passion for technology and engineering. Andrew has always had an interest in assisting those less fortunate, which lead to founding Hands on Prosthetic Engineering. Andrew is the Co-President and Co-Founder of Hands On Prosthetic Engineering and the design process with the client is his favorite part of H.O.P.E. Andrew started H.O.P.E. to allow children to improve their quality of life. His hope is that H.O.P.E. will spread to nearby Universities and across the States to provide a network of connections for families.

Ashley Turner -

Chief Logistics Officer

 mailto:aturner@handsonhope.ngo

CW3 Turner has distinguished himself as an exceptional leader through his 20 years of service in the U.S. Army. CW3 Turner was born in Columbia, South Carolina and entered into the South Carolina Army National Guard on 11 Feb 1993. CW3 Turner culminated his outstanding career as one of two Army Combat Survivability instructors at the US Army Tactical Operations Officer School, Fort Rucker, AL. During his tenure with the Tactical Operations Officer School CW3 Turner trained more than 650 officers and re-wrote the Army’s curriculum in Combat Survivability and Electronic Warfare. His professionalism and life-long commitment to duty, honor, and country reflect great credit upon him, the Officer Corps and the United States Army. After retiring from the service, Ashley graduated from Midlands Technical College in Engineering Science and Entrepreneurism. Currently Ashley is a junior mechanical engineering major at the University of South Carolina. He serves as the Director of Logistics for HOPE and supports the communication between the student organization and the non-profit along with technical repairs for the printers. Ashley also teaches many of HOPE’s 3D printing courses.