Officers and Board of Directors

The Officers and Board of Directors of the Oregon Hypnotherapy Association is a dynamic and dedicated group of professionals who serve without monetary compensation in support of the organization’s mission.



Joni Brewer – President
Joni Brewer – President

Joni Brewer, CHt

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 – Vice President

Scott E. Duvall, CHt, NLP

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, and much, much more. Scott utilizes a rich understanding of world religions, philosophies and a refined sense of intuition to help his clients reach and maintain their goals, dreams and aspirations.

Learn more about Scott E. Duvall at


Joseph Bennette
Joseph Bennette – Secretary

Member Services, Web Assets

Joseph Bennette, MRET, CHt

Joseph Bennette has trained thousands of people in Rapid Eye Technology, Hypnotherapy, Emotional Freedom Technique, and Life Skills. He has been a featured presenter at Northwest Hypnotherapy Conferences, Oregon Hypnotherapy Association events, on radio, television, and community events. Until officially retiring in 2007, Joseph practiced hypnotherapy in Salem, Oregon. He is the author of several books. Joseph’s background also includes IT, programming, and web design.

Joseph is a Certified Hypnotherapist and Fellow of the Oregon Hypnotherapy Association. He was trained in Rapid Eye Technology at the Rapid Eye Institute, Salem, Oregon, and holds a Master level certificate (Trainer). He completed graduate and post-graduate programs in hypnotherapy at American Institute of Hypnotherapy and American Pacific University. He currently serves as Secretary of the Oregon Hypnotherapy Association and on the Board of Directors of Heartway Foundation.

Learn more about Joseph Bennette at


Emily Cahal
Emily Cahal – Treasurer


Emily Cahal, CHt, CHCE

Since completing her nursing degree in 1988, Emily has built her career objectives in helping & healing. Emily makes use of her strong compassionate and goal oriented approach in creating solutions specific to her clients. A member of the National Guild of Hypnotists and the Oregon Hypnotherapy Association, Emily has an active hypnosis practice in Salem, Oregon. Learn more about Emily Cahal at

Board of Directors

Steven Ruiz-Bettencourt, M.S., Q.M.H.P., CHt
Steven Ruiz-Bettencourt

Legislative Affairs, Inter-discipline Coordination

Steven Ruiz Bettencourt, PsyD, QMHP, CHt

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 32 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.

Learn more about Dr. Steven Ruiz-Bettencourt at Peaceful Warrior Wellness Services.

Larry Dillenbeck
Larry Dillenbeck

Event Coordination,
Professional Development

Larry Dillenbeck

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.

Tish Paquette
Tish Paquette

PR, Social Media, Journal

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.

Learn more about Tish Paquette at