Welcome to Heritage Hill Senior Community!
Denise would like to personally welcome you to the community. She has had the very fortunate opportunity to see Heritage Hill when it was only an apple orchard awaiting to blossom into the type of community that anyone would feel confident in placing their loved one. Heritage Hill’s care team has been specially selected to ensure quality and compassionate care is provided to all who walk through the doors. Denise has had the opportunity to care for 17+ years of residents, their families, friends and many staff and their families over the course of her experience here at Heritage Hill. She is honored and humbled to have the opportunity to meet your needs and those of your loved ones. Please take the time to see for yourself what exciting and new experiences await your loved ones. We truly believe in embracing life and possibilities at every age. If you have any questions or would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Director of Activities
Born in Hazleton and raised in Weatherly, Pennsylvania, Deb graduated top 10 of her graduating class at Weatherly High School. She has two sons. Deb is a very organized and detailed oriented individual with an outgoing personality. She takes pride in her work and knowing she is making a difference in someone's quality of life gives her the satisfaction to continue working in this environment. Deb has been a member of Heritage Hill's care team since 2007.
Food Service Director
BJ has been a part of the Heritage Hill care team since 2004. She is a graduate of Weatherly High School and has lived in Weatherly her entire life. She is married to her husband, Tom, and has two sons. BJ enjoys cooking and reading.
Lisa Perla, RN, BSN
Resident Care Director
Lisa is from the Berwick area. She graduated from Berwick Area High School and then earned an associate degree in dietetics. She raised her two children and when they were older, she began nursing school and obtained her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Wilkes University. She has experience working in hospitals and home health and specialized in mental health. She was seeing residents in Heritage Hill when she fell in love with the wonderful family atmosphere. She has been working at Heritage Hill since June of 2013. She absolutely loves working with seniors and enjoys the fulfillment she receives from her position.
Rachael was born and raised in Weatherly, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Weatherly Area High School and attended Gettysburg College. After college, she spent a year in China teaching English. When she returned from China, she relocated to the Lehigh Valley and has made it her home ever since. She has been working in the senior services industry for over nine years, and it has been an honor to hold the position of Heritage Hill Marketing Director since October of 2015. It is very fulfilling to work with seniors and their families and help them transition to a senior living community. In her spare time, Rachael likes to be active and she enjoys hiking, bicycling, yoga, running and other sports.
Business Office Manager
Jody graduated from Weatherly Area High School and is a native of Weatherly, Pennsylvania. She is organized, detail oriented and very passionate about her work, and takes pride in her time working with employees, residents and their families. Jody was a family member of our community before joining our care team in 2011. Since joining the team, she has taken the lead on several employee and resident appreciation programs. Jody is married with two children. She enjoys reading and spending time with her family.
Sara resides in the Lehigh Valley and studied Fine Arts and Psychology at Bloomsburg University. Following the completion of her bachelor's studies, she continued her education at Cedar Crest College, where she received her master’s degree in Art Therapy. Her passion for the Alzheimer’s and Dementia population, came from her relationship with her grandfather, whom had Alzheimer’s, and her various practicums during her time at Cedar Crest. She believes the possibilities and capabilities within this population are endless when they are fostered in a positive and encouraging environment. Her vision is to ensure that each resident maintains a dignified life, one that is unique to everyone.
Director of Maintenance, Housekeeping, and Laundry
Steve has over 24 years of experience serving the senior living community needs. He has extensive training and knowledge in maintenance, housekeeping and laundry operations in health care communities. Steve’s passion is creating a homelike environment for our seniors. His active involvement in the leadership is well focused on raising the standards of excellence for Heritage Hill and the seniors we serve. He is married, has two children and resides in Weatherly, Pennsylvania. His hobbies are camping, fishing and building.