Board of Directors


Joni Brewer, CH, LMT


Board President

From nursing to massage to hypnosis Joni's focus has always been how to best serve and help that one person in front of her. Combining hypnosis, NLP, and EFT Joni enjoys working with clients to craft solutions tailored specifically for them A member of the National Guild of Hypnotists and Oregon Hypnotherapy Association Joni's practice is based in Salem, Oregon. Learn more about Joni Brewer at

Scott E. Duvall, CHt. NLP

Scott E. Duvall, CHt, NLP

Vice President

Scott is a certified Hypnotist and NLP practitioner. He received his hypnosis training at the prestigious Knightsbridge Institute of hypnotherapy and NLP. He is a member of the National Guild of Hypnotists, past President, current Vice President, and Fellow of the Oregon Hypnotherapy Association. Scott Duvall is an international speaker and educator, teaching on subjects as diverse as creativity, art, visualization, mission statements, the power of manifesting your intentions, reaching and maintaining your ideal weight, confidence and self esteem, guided imagery, meditation, mindfulness, mind and body healing.

Larry Dillenbeck

Larry Dillenbeck, CHt, NLP


Larry Dillenbeck has a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from the University of Utah. He is a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Hypnotherapy Instructor and Hypnotherapy Examiner with the American Council of Hypnotist Examiners. He is a Master Practitioner, Health Practitioner and Trainer of Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP). Larry is a Coach University graduate and practicing Life Coach since 2004. Larry owns and operates Lighthouse Center for Consciousness Studies in Salem, Oregon.

Jean Cassidy, CHt, NMLP, PhD

Jean Cassidy, CHt, NMLP, PhD


Starting as a volunteer tutor in high school, Jean found she had a knack for helping students who were stuck. As a math teacher, Jean wanted to expand her abilities to help people, so she studied NLP and became a hypnotist. Jean is a member of the National Guild of Hypnotists and Oregon Hypnotherapy Association. Her practice, Artful Living, is based in Coos Bay, Oregon.

Board Members

Steven Ruiz Bettencourt PsyD LPC CHt EMDR

Dr. Steven Ruiz Bettencourt, Psy.D, LPC, CH.T, EMDR

Board Member

Director of Peaceful Warrior Counseling in Hillsboro and Oregon City, Steven served as anger management director for Washington County Community Corrections. A professor of psychology, mental health clinical supervisor and program director with 41 years mental health experience, he has authored mental health, anger management, and martial arts publications. 8th Degree Black Belt with 45 years martial arts experience, Steven is President and Founder of Bettencourt’s Taekwon-Do America and Hapkido, and founder/president of the World Musado Federation.

Tish Paquette, CHt

Tish Paquette, CHt

Board Member

Tish Paquette, CHt Tish Paquette has been doing intuitive work most of her life. She connects with energy fields, angels, lost loved ones, chakras, and has done consulting work as a medical intuitive. She holds a Master’s in Metaphysical Sciences, is an Ordained Minister, a Hypnotherapist, Licensed Massage Therapist - Nationally and in Oregon, a Reiki Master, and Theta Practitioner.

Glen Bledsoe, CHt

Glen Bledsoe, CHt, NLP

Board Member

Glen has a background in graphic art, performance arts including music and magic, martial arts, digital technology, and education. He is a graduate of Debbie Taylor's Portland School of Hypnosis (Consulting Hypnotist—National Guild of Hypnotists). Glen’s current work is in creating videos merging animations, digital sounds, and hypnotic language designed to move minds in helpful directions.