Our Medical Team

Dr. Hans C. Jeppesen, MD, MBA SFHM

Subacute Medical Director

Dr. Jeppesen is a highly regarded internist and part of Charter Health – an entrepreneurial-minded group that has developed a number of successful services in various settings. He practices internal medicine and is currently devoting more time to helping those with problems with addiction, mental illness, and obesity.

Dr. Saeid Elmi

Long Term Medical Director

Dr. Elmi has over 25 years of experience in geriatric medicine. He started his career at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in the acute care setting. He has been on staff with Hallmark Healthcare System since 1991.

Dr. Papaiah Gopal


Dr. Gopal is a physiatrist in Salem, Massachusetts, and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Beverly Hospital and North Shore Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Mysore Medical College and has been in practice for more than 20 years. He is also affiliated with New England Orthopedic Specialists where he also specializes in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.

Katherine Pence

Registered Dietician

Katherine has always had a passion for nutrition and how it influences not only physical health but also mental well-being and overall quality of life. She graduated from the University of New Hampshire obtaining her degree in nutrition and dietetics. She then went on to complete her dietetic internship at Mount Auburn Hospital specializing in medical nutrition therapy. She has been practicing as a Registered Dietitian for the past 5 years which has provided her with a diverse skill set and exposure to various areas within the field of nutrition. Katherine joined the Brentwood in 2023. Her education and experience make her a valuable asset to the healthcare team and she is committed in helping provide excellent care and enriching the nutritional health of the residents.

Dr. Udaya Dendi

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