How We Started

Shield Our Heroes NYC was formed to address the shortages of PPE, specifically protective face shields, for Mt. Sinai hospital in NYC as a result of the emerging outbreak of Covid-19 and the disruption of worldwide supply chains. As the crisis of materials and production stabilize we will continue to provide PPE in an effort to maintain independent, American-made critical products to our front line health care workers and emergency responders. We are now also making our products available to the public.



Rob Herschenfeld graduated from MIT with a degree in physics. After working as a developer in the Berkeley robotics department he moved back to New York City in 1990, and has been living in Brooklyn since then. He has designed and built furniture, and has been developing real estate in Williamsburg for the past 30 years. He has a mind for assessing problems and creating solutions. His firm, RH Design, does commercial and residential construction and renovation projects throughout New York City.

Jessica Wertz is the owner and president of Lee Wertz Inc., a licensed General Contractor with the NYC Department of Buildings and certified Minority Women-Owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE). She has been working with Rob for the last three years. A former bar and restaurant owner in Brooklyn, NY she keeps her roots in the community as a member of the Board of Directors for the North Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, and serves as Chairperson for its Environmental Initiatives Committee.