Ray Boyd, Director of Diagnostics
Minnesota Licensed Psychologist
B.S. in Sociology, Truman University
M.S. in Education, University of Wisconsin – River Falls
Ray Boyd has been working with children and adults with learning disabilities and attention disorders for nearly forty years. As the director of diagnostic services for Groves Academy, Mr. Boyd and his team provide diagnostic testing services to over 300 students each year, making the team one of the largest providers of such services in the Twin Cities. Throughout his career, Mr. Boyd has completed more than 5,000 evaluations. In his work, Mr. Boyd provides psychoeducational assessments of children and adults, and consultation services for parents and educators.
His professional career includes experience with the Minnesota Department of Health’s Minnesota Children with Special Help Needs, the College of St. Thomas, the Roseville Public Schools and the Washburn Child Guidance Center. He is a regular lecturer at local and regional conferences and seminars.
Zachary Eakman, Psy.D., Associate Director of Diagnostics
Psy.D. in Psychology, Minnesota School of Psychology
B.S. in Psychology, Iowa State University
Dr. Eakman has worked with children and adults in a variety of clinical settings over the past decade. During his career, Dr. Eakman has worked in hospitals, outpatient medical clinics, schools and private practice. He has extensive experience conducting neuropsychological assessments on both children and adults, and has worked in multidisciplinary environments that provide assessment, diagnosis, and treatment to individuals presenting with a variety of medical and psychological conditions, including brain injury, rehabilitation, ADHD, learning disabilities, and developmental disorders. He is a regular lecturer at local and regional workshops and seminars, and has been interviewed on ESPN radio. He frequently speaks about concussion diagnosis and therapy.
After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree from Iowa State University, Dr. Eakman earned a Doctor of Psychology degree from the Minnesota School of Psychology, with a designated area of concentration in Neuropsychology. He completed a pre-doctoral neuropsychology internship at Michigan State University’s Sparrow Level I Trauma Center, where he conducted comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations of children and adults. Later, he was a Post-Doctoral Neuropsychology Fellow at Bancroft Neurohealth in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, where he completed outpatient neuropsychological evaluations and post-acute traumatic brain injury rehabilitation.
Ethan Schwehr, Ph.D., L.P.
Minnesota Licensed Psychologist
Ph.D. in School Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Psy.S. in School Psychology, Minnesota State University-Moorhead
B.S. in Child Psychology, University of Minnesota
Dr. Schwehr is a licensed psychologist who is nationally certified as a school psychologist and has been licensed as a school psychologist in Minnesota since 2007. Dr. Schwehr started as a school psychologist in southern Minnesota before pursuing his doctorate degree. Since 2010, he has gained experience working with children and young adults in a variety of settings and capacities such as providing therapeutic services in outpatient clinics, conducting neuropsychological evaluations at the Medical College of Wisconsin, teaching courses and professional development seminars for local colleges and school districts, and completing comprehensive evaluations for adolescent boys in residential care. Dr. Schwehr has worked for multiple school districts in Minnesota and Illinois where he guided them through comprehensive evaluations, applications of Response to Intervention (RTI), and special education law.
In addition to working directly with children, families, and school personnel, Dr. Schwehr has presented research at regional and international conferences. Dr. Schwehr has research interests in utilizing systems-level intervention strategies, the effects of children's identified disabilities, and providing professional development that promotes efficacy and knowledge. Dr. Schwehr completed an American Psychological Association (APA)-accredited internship in rural Illinois in 2014 and post-doctoral supervision in 2015.
Rich Kammueller, Speech-Language Pathologist
Speech-Language Pathologist, Certified Oral Myologist
B.A. in Communication, St. John's University
M.S. in Communication Disorders, St. Cloud State University
Rich has more than 18 years of experience working with children and adults with an assortment of communication disorders in a variety of settings including: public and private schools, a hospital and private practice. At Groves Academy, Rich provides speech-language and orofacial myology evaluations and therapy to both children and adults. Rich has recently been elected as the speech pathology representative on the Board of Directors of the IAOM for the 2015 - 2017 term.
Rich has experience in all aspects of speech-language pathology and orofacial myology including: speech articulation, stuttering, thumb or finger sucking elimination, oral resting postures/movements and receptive/expressive language. Rich takes pride in implementing a holistic approach to treating people who exhibit speech, language and orofacial myology disorders and is eager to work as a member of an interdisciplinary team through active collaboration with other professionals including: pediatricians, teachers, Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) doctors, allergists, dentists, orthodontists, occupational therapists (OTs) and physical therapists (PTs).
Rich has a passion for all areas of speech, orofacial myology, language and literacy. Rich is currently in the process of becoming a certified teacher in the Wilson Reading System (WRS) as one of the many aspects in his on-going commitment to continuing education and life-long learning. Rich has presented locally and nationally on a variety of topics including: social language, stuttering and receptive/expressive language.
Nancy Knight, Licensed School Psychologist
Minnesota Licensed Psychologist
B.A. in Special Education, Augustana College
M.S. in Education, Sam Houston State University
Nancy Knight has been working with children and adults with learning disabilities and attention disorders for more than thirty years. Ms. Knight has been a psychologist with Groves Academy for more than two decades, providing diagnostic testing services to hundreds of students each year. Through her work, Ms. Knight provides psychoeducational assessments of children and adults, and consultation services for parents and educators.
Her professional career includes experience as a learning disabilities and special education teacher in school districts in Montana and Texas, and as an educational diagnostician in the Cypress-Fairbanks school district in Cypress, Texas. Ms. Knight is a graduate of Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, where she earned a Master of Science degree in Education. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Augustana College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where she majored in special education and elementary education.