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Meet our Founders

Ben & Jessica

Co-Founders Ben Hillyard LCMHC and Jessica Lyons LMFT established Aloft in 2019 with a shared vision of bringing much needed innovation to the mental health space. With a combined 50 years of clinical experience, Aloft was established as a multidisciplinary model.

Aloft launched one of the first in nation Pediatric Collaborative Care (CoCM) programs in partnership with Core Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. Ben and Jessica are recognized nationally as experts in integrated care, working to address the national mental health crisis through their consultation and implementation work. 

Ben is an avid sailor and founder of The Center for Collaborative Change in Exeter, NH. Much of his work has focused on partnering across mental health systems, medical and school, bringing key stakeholders together to improve outcomes. 

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Jessica maintains a private practice and consultation service at Jessica Lyons LMFT. She was awarded the Exeter Area Chamber of Commerce Business Woman of the Year Award in 2022 and served as an Adjunct Professor at UNH from 2011-2023 in the Dept of Human Development and Family Systems in the Graduate School at UNH. She regularly speaks on integrated behavioral health.


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