Our greatest asset is our patients, employees, collaborators and families

APIE Therapeutics is built by a passionate team driven by our mission to improve patient health outcomes

Meet The Team

Together, we share a mission to provide therapeutic solutions that extend patients’ lives. Our team is highly experienced and well-positioned to deliver first-in-class therapies. We have partnered with top academic researchers, practicing medical professionals and institutions to accomplish our mission.

Key Team Members

Esther M. Alegria, Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer

Michelle Higgin, Ph.D.
Chief Regulatory &
Development Officer

Gerald Klein, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer


Debra K. Bowes, MBEE
Chief Business Officer


Raj Manchanda, Ph.D.
Chief Technical Advisor


Robert Willette, Ph.D.
Chief Scientific Officer

Board of Directors

Maureen
O'Connor

Seth
Hetherington, M.D.

Peter
Johnson, M.D.

Vinay
Tannan, Ph.D.

Diane
Jorkasky, M.D.

Scientific Advisory Board

Kevin
Flaherty, M.D.

Dale
Christensen, Ph.D.

Fernando
Martinez, M.D.

Jonathan
Kropski, M.D.

Scott
Runyon, Ph.D.

Sudarshan
Rajogopal, M.D., Ph.D.

Shelia
Violette, Ph.D.

Jan
Rainey, Ph.D.