KCA recognizes doctors in the field of chiropractic who have contributed to the profession in outstanding ways.
KCA Doctor of the Year Award
This award is presented to a Kansas Doctor of Chiropractic who has made outstanding contributions to the field of Chiropractic. Nominations are made by the KCA Board of Directors and Officers, KCA district officers, committee chairs, and chiropractic members of the Kansas Board of Healing Arts. KCA members select the recipient via ballot vote. The recipient is recognized at the KCA Fall Convention with an engraved plaque, and with a permanent plaque hung at the KCA Office in Topeka.
2019 KCA Doctor of the Year
Thad Schneider, DC, Wamego
Dr. Schneider is a graduate of Cleveland Chiropractic College. Dr. Schneider has been a member of KCA since 2008, and has held several district and state level positions including serving as President in 2016 and 2017. He was the 2013 KCA Young Doctor of the Year recipient. He currently serves on the KCA Executive Committee, Budget & Finance, and PAC committees. Dr. Schneider has been married to his beautiful wife Shannon and they have two children, Channing and Copeland. They reside in Wamego, Kansas on a small hobby farm.
Dr. Thad Schneider (right)
Dr. Darrell Fore Young Doctor of the Year Award
This award is presented to a Kansas Doctor of Chiropractic who has made outstanding contributions to the field of Chiropractic within the first few years of practice. Nominations are gathered by the KCA President from the KCA Board of Directors and Officers, and any other KCA members as needed. The President considers all nominations, then selects a recipient for approval by the board of directors. The recipient is recognized at the KCA Fall Convention with an engraved plaque, and with a permanent plaque hung at the KCA Office in Topeka.
2019 Young Doctor of the Year
Dr. Jessica Loveless, DC, Overland Park
Dr. Jessica Loveless is a 2017 graduate of Cleveland University, Kansas City and practices in the Kansas City area while continuing to study for a Masters in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine and a Diplomate of the American Board of Chiropractic Internists.
Dr. Loveless was active in the Student Kansas Chiropractic Association and Student American Chiropractic Association while in school and has remained active in the KCA and ACA after graduation serving as President of the KCA KC Metro District. She is also a member of the ACA-Political Action Committee.
Outside of the office, Dr. Jessica Loveless enjoys hiking and traveling with her husband, Nathan. They are excited to welcome their first child this summer.
Dr. Jessica Loveless (center)