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.

President and Chief Executive Officer and Director

Richard Lowenthal is a co-founder of ARS Pharma and has served as its President and a member of the ARS Pharma Board since ARS Pharma’s inception in August 2015 (more…)

Director and Chair of the Board

Dr. Pratik Shah has served as a member of the ARS Board since April 2016 and was appointed as the first Chair of the ARS Board in September 2018. Dr. Shah has also served as the (more…)

Director

Dr. Peter Kolchinsky has served as a member of the ARS Board since August 2021. Dr. Kolchinsky is a founder and Managing Partner at RA Capital Management, L.P., a multi-stage  (more…)

Director

Dr. Rajeev Dadoo has served as a member of the ARS Board since August 2021. Since September 2020, Dr. Dadoo is managing partner of SR One Capital Management, L.P. Mr. Dadoo (more…)

Director

Brent Saunders has served as a member of the ARS Board since May 2021. Mr. Saunders has served as the Executive Chairman of the board of directors of The Beauty Health Company  (more…)

Director

Phillip Schneider has served as a member of the ARS Board since May 2019. Mr. Schneider previously served as a director of Pfenex Inc., a clinical-stage biotechnology products company (more…)

Director

Michael Kelly has served as a member of the ARS Board since May 2019. From March 2016 to June 2019, Mr. Kelly served as President of U.S. Operations for Adapt Pharma, Inc., (more…)

Director

Jonathan Leff has served as a member of the ARS Board since September 2018. Mr. Leff has also served as a member of the board of directors of Larimar Therapeutics, Inc (more…)

Director

Laura Shawver has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Silverback and member of the Silverback Board since April 2020. Dr. Shawver has also served as a member of the board (more…)

Director

Peter Thompson is a Partner at OrbiMed Advisors LLC, an investment firm. He was one of the co-founders of Silverback and served as the Chair of the Silverback Board  (more…)

Director

Saqib Islam was a member of the Silverback Board since July 2017. Mr. Islam has also served as the Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of Springworks Therapeutics, Inc. since August 2018  (more…)

Laura Shawver, Ph.D.

Director

Laura Shawver has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Silverback and member of the Silverback Board since April 2020. Dr. Shawver has also served as a member of the board (more…)