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Meet Our Team

The Post-Acute Care Team


BJC Accountable Care Organization’s (ACO) post-acute care team provides continuity of care as patients transition from the hospital to post-acute care/skilled nursing facility and then back to their home setting.

Anne “Annie” Schwartz, PharmD

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Hello, my name is Anne but I go by Annie. I am a clinical pharmacist and I work alongside BJC doctors to assist with medication-related concerns such as cost, side effects, and making sure medication regimens help reach patient’s health goals (for example, blood sugar or blood pressure goals).

Gina Uzendu, NP

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Gina Uzendu, NP, has been practicing since 2007. She attended nursing school at Maryville University in St. Louis, MO and completed a preceptorship with Veteran’s Affairs Hospital.

Lara Kerwin, PharmD, clinical pharmacist, BJC Medical Group

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Lara Kerwin, PharmD, is a registered pharmacist through the Missouri State Board of Pharmacy with a Medication Therapy Services (MTS) certification. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Pharmacy in Kansas City, MO and then completed a two-year post-doctoral residency program at the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy. During residency, she spent time specializing in ambulatory care pharmacy practice, professional advocacy, clinical pharmacy service development and expansion, teaching, and implementing quality improvement initiatives in health care.

Mweemba Chipepo, NP

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Mweemba Chipepo, NP, is a board-certified Adult Nurse Practitioner. He received his Master’s of Science in Nursing from Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College. Mweemba has a unique passion for serving the elderly and provides compassionate care to all his patients.

Care Partners


Adam Mayhew, RN, BSN

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Hello, my name is Adam and I work as a care partner to support patients transitioning from hospital to home by offering them assistance with medications, follow up appointments, and therapies. I also assist patients with chronic health care needs who may not have had a recent hospitalization, but may benefit from an additional layer of nursing support. I work closely with patients’ physicians for continuity of care and timely management of health care issues.

Alison Lowe RN, LCSW, CCM

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Hello my name is Alison. As a care partner, I act as a resource to patients and their families. I can help coordinate services that patients receive and communicate with your doctor’s office directly when needed.  I am here to provide education and support.

Amy Eime, MHA, BABA

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Hello, my name is Amy. I provide support over the phone to patients with a variety of needs and help patients transition from the hospital and emergency room to home. I assist in communicating with patients providers, ensure patients have a follow-up appointment scheduled, answer patient questions and concerns and provide education and resources to help patients manage their health.

Arielle Kniffen, MSW, LCSW

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The first thing people usually ask me is if I was named after Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Ariel; the answer is no. When I was born my mother was on a Shakespeare kick and named me after a sprite from Shakespeare’s play The Tempest. I am a nature enthusiast and I love hiking, camping, kayaking and exploring. One of my biggest travel dreams is to explore the Amazon River with my husband.

Brittany Wooten, LPN

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I am a patient advocate and reach out to patients that have been discharged from the emergency department and/or the hospital. I provide health education, involving their medications and answer any questions they may have, in regards to the recent visit. I also will reach out to any providers that need to urgently reach the patient, along with scheduling. My main objective in this job/position is to care for my patients and not let any concerns or questions go unanswered.