Anne Heberger Marino

Anne Heberger Marino, MSW, is a consultant, facilitator, and leadership team coach. Called “a social worker for scientists,” Anne helps senior research leaders and their teams be intentional in how they work together on scientific and societal challenges. Through Lean-to Collaborations, the company she founded in 2020, Anne brings 20 years of experience working across disciplines and sectors to help purpose-driven research teams build the capacity they need to traverse the complex terrain of collaborative research.

Her work builds on her 12-year tenure at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, where she served as an internal evaluator, program officer, and her position as a senior program director of the National Academies Keck Futures Initiative (NAKFI), a successful model of fostering new avenues of convergence research. She is the co-author of the book Collaborations of Consequence, published by the National Academies Press in 2018. Her current work focuses on creating and sustaining conditions for successful research collaboration and leadership. Anne has lived in Maine since 2010. In her off-hours, she is an avid reader, hiker, and hockey mom.