Leadership

Our executive team of biopharma industry veterans have a record of scientific excellence and deep experience in making medicines available to the patients who need them.

President and Chief Executive Officer

Richard Lowenthal, M.S., MSEL, is our co-founder and has served as our President and a member of our Board of Directors since our inception in 2015. He also served as our Chairman from  (more…)

Chief Medical Officer

Sarina Tanimoto, M.D., M.B.A., is our co-founder and has served as our Chief Medical Officer since 2018, a position she has functionally served in since 2015. From 2015 to 2018, Dr. Tanimoto served as a (more…)

Chief Commercial Officer

Eric Karas has served as our Chief Commercial Officer since April 2022. From 2018 to March 2022, Mr. Karas served as Vice President and General Manager of Commercial, North America at Emergent (more…)

Chief Financial Officer

Kathleen D. Scott has served as our Chief Financial Officer since February 2022. Ms. Scott previously served as the Chief Financial Officer of various life science companies, including Neurana Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (more…)

Chief Operating Officer

Brian T. Dorsey, MSc, has served as our Chief Operating Officer since December 2022 and previously served as our Senior Vice President of Operations and Project Management from 2018 to December 2022. (more…)

Chief Business Officer

Justin Chakma has served as our Chief Business Officer since June 2019. From 2018 to May 2019, Mr. Chakma served as VP, Head of Business Development and Strategy at Vedanta Biosciences (more…)

Chief Legal Officer

Alexander A. Fitzpatrick, J.D., has served as our Chief Legal Officer since December 2022. From 2004 through 2022, Mr. Fitzpatrick served as general counsel to several public and private commercial stage pharmaceutical, biotechnology and other (more…)

Co-Founder & Chief Science Officer

Dr. Robert Bell is the Chief Scientific Officer of ARS Pharmaceuticals, Inc. He brings more than 30 years of multidisciplinary experience in strategic global business development,  (more…)
Lynda Harris

Vice President, Human Resources

Lynda Harris joined ARS as Executive Director of Human Resources in 2022 and was promoted to Vice President of Human Resources in January 2024. Lynda has more than 20 years of experience (more…)

Co-Founder & Chief Science Officer

Dr. Robert Bell is the Chief Scientific Officer of ARS Pharmaceuticals, Inc. He brings more than 30 years of multidisciplinary experience in strategic global business development,  (more…)

Senior Vice President, Marketing

Dan Relovsky is responsible for leading the U.S. marketing organization for neffy. He brings more than 30 years of  commercial and operational experience, including product launch leadership in highly competitive markets. (more…)

Executive Vice President, Commercial Strategy

Harris Kaplan is the lead for commercial strategy and is overseeing launch preparations for neffy. He brings more than 40 years of global experience across the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and healthcare consulting industries. (more…)