Meet Our Team

Rachel Groppi


Rachel Groppi has worked within Legacy Health Services for six years. She started as an Activities Assistant at Pleasantview Care Center and eventually became an STNA. After transferring to Orchard Villa, she completed and Administrative Internship to complete her Bachelor’s degree. Rachel eventually obtained her Master’s of Healthcare Administration from the University of Cincinnati, and was hired as the administrator of Cedarwood Plaza.

Nikia Furnace

Director of Nursing

Nikia Furnace’s nursing career began twenty four years ago, in which she has gained extensive experience in healthcare. After working as an STNA and an LPN, Nikia obtained her Bachelor’s in Nursing. Now a Registered Nurse of fourteen years, Nikia obtained her Master’s of Business Administration in 2021. Nikia has gained all types of experience throughout her career, and she applies it every day at Cedarwood Plaza.

Patricia Berry

Director of Rehabilitation

Patty Berry is a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant and has been with Legacy Health Services for over 18 years. Her first experience with Legacy Health Services was as a contracted therapist at Franklin Plaza. She was drawn to that opportunity with Legacy Health Services and became the Director of Rehabilitation at Cedarwood Plaza. On why she chose the occupational therapy field, she states, “I researched and decided to provide care to enrich the lives of others, especially the elderly being a good fit for me. I found I love my profession, and I know that the residents are functioning and living to their fullest.”

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