Heritage Villas is dedicated to providing premier care, support and compassion to all of our residents in a warm, community style environment.


Our team is committed to making sure the place you call home, feels like home.

Theresa Bechter LSW, Director of Admissions & Social Services

Theresa attended the University of Akron and graduated with a BA in Social Services. She worked as a social worker in a nursing home for 17 years and began her career at Heritage Villas in December 2013. Theresa resides in Green.


Jim Bechter, Executive Director

Local Entrepreneur within the Akron/Canton area for 30 years. Jim loves seeing success in all ventures and believes in people, processes, and product which equals success.



Joseph T. Iemma, M.D.

Board Certified Internist 

Medical Director at many extended care facilities

Founder Internal Medicine Specialists 

Regional Director University Hospital




Jeff Cooper, Executive Chef 

Chef Cooper has an accomplished culinary background that includes positions at high-profile restaurants within our
area. He also brings over 18 years of experience to Heritage Villas. He received his Associate Degree in Culinary Arts from the prestigious Art Institute of Pittsburgh.