Our Team

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Juan Caicedo

Executive Director


Mr. Caicedo is responsible for the overall management of Heritage Care and guides our team as we work to fulfill our mission.  His background is in finances, economics and administration specifically in the area of community healthcare. He has worked directly with and advocated for the immigrant community of the Washington D.C. metropolitan area.  His focus has been on this community’s health care needs, especially with vulnerable and under-served populations and children with disabilities. He has collaborated with University of Maryland investigators in the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) in different projects.  He is a community leader and has assisted with the elicitation of health care decision-making priorities for Latino caregivers. He is also a member of the Maryland Governor’s Commission on Hispanic Affairs, in this role he has advocated for the needs of the Hispanic community which is the largest immigrant community in Maryland. Mr. Caicedo has a B.S. from Externado University of Colombia and an M.S. from Barcelona University of Spain. 

Aaron Sydor

Director of Education & Development


Mr. Sydor is responsible for the development and implementation of Heritage Care's education programs.  These programs include the Heritage Learning Center and the Heritage Care community programs that provide low-cost or free instruction in the areas of ESL, Citizenship Preparation and Nursing Assistant Training and Certification.  His efforts to create strategic partnerships and acquire grant funding help assure the sustainability of our community programs.  Mr. Sydor attended Niagara University where he received a B.A. in political science and international relations with a focus on Latin America. Recently, he also received his certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP).  Prior to joining Heritage Care, Mr. Sydor served as a volunteer with World Teach in Barranquilla, Colombia.  

Lauren Rivera

Director of Therapy Services


Ms. Rivera is responsible for  Heritage Care's therapy services.  She directs our strategy and is passionately committed to making operations effective so that our clinicians can focus on our patients.  Recently, Ms. Rivera presented a seminar titled "On Mentoring" to the Health Facilities Association of Maryland. The topic of the seminar was training instructors who provide education and training to adults.

Ms. Rivera is also the founder of TherapyScribe.com which allows therapists to be efficient with the clinical documentation and have more time with their patients.