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Ann Verhey-Henke

Lead Project Manager


3034 Phoenix


Ann Verhey-Henke, MDiv, is a Lead Project Manager at the Fastest Path to Zero Initiative. Ann has held a variety of positions in her 25+ year career at the University of Michigan, all in service of building initiatives for faculty, staff, and students to work toward a common goal of innovation for societal impact. She founded Innovation in Action, a flagship student innovation program, as well as the Summer Studio, a design studio for teams of interdisciplinary students to focus on cutting-edge faculty research. Ann worked with faculty colleagues at Michigan Public Health to co-create Grant Sprints, an innovative and collaborative approach to idea generation, grant-writing, execution, and dissemination. She also worked with colleagues across UMSI, Law, and Academic Innovation to develop Design Jams, campus-wide opportunities for students to engage with community stakeholders on a pressing societal challenge.


  • B.A. Psychology and Religion, Hope College
  • M.Div. McCormick Theological Seminary