Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is charged both with guiding our company and advocating on behalf of the patients and caregivers we serve.

Pratik Shah, Ph.D.


Dr. Pratik Shah is the Chairman for ARS Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Previously, Dr. Shah was President and Chief Executive Officer of Auspex Pharmaceuticals, (more…)

Richard Lowenthal, M.S., M.B.A.

Co-Founder, President, Chief Executive Officer & Board Member

Richard Lowenthal is the President, Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of ARS Pharmaceuticals, Inc. With over 28 years of biotechnology and pharmaceutical (more…)

Jonathan Leff

Partner, Deerfield Management & Chairman of the Deerfield Institute

Jonathan Leff is a partner on the Private Transactions team at Deerfield Management and Chairman of the Deerfield Institute. He focuses on venture capital and structured (more…)

Michael Kelly

Former President of U.S. Operations for Adapt Pharma

Michael Kelly brings more than 25 years of pharmaceutical industry expertise. He recently served as president of U.S. operations for Adapt Pharma, which developed and (more…)

Phillip Schneider

Board Member & Chairman of the Audit Committee for Pfenex Inc., Former Chief Financial Officer & Senior Vice President of IDEC Pharmaceuticals Corporation

Phillip Schneider brings decades of financial expertise to ARS Pharmaceuticals to help prepare the company to successfully manage its growth and success. He currently serves as board (more…)

Brent Saunders

Chief Executive Officer, President and Chairman of Vesper Healthcare Acquisition Corp.

Brent Saunders has over 25 years of experience in various aspects of healthcare and has been in leadership roles at several prominent global pharmaceutical and healthcare companies. (more…)