Meet the Team
- Tovah Tanner is a Kansas City native, Nationally Certified Licensed Massage Professional and owner of Bodywork Lounge LLC. She has applied her 15 years of experience in Anatomy and Physiology and 20 years of healthcare experience into a drive to heighten social economic growth and elevate financial stability within historically under-resourced communities.
Powered by the love of health and wellness, she's transformed lives in the realm of mental and physical wellness education, gardening and culinary skills. Her passion for raising food consciousness led to a pursuit of vibrancy and liberating lifestyle that derived from the foundational teachings of her family's entrepreneurial leadership.
With extended love and support of entrepreneurship, Tovah co-facilitates her 12 year old son’s business, Royale Boy Blue and nonprofit organization, Royale Cohesive Network. Her son, Madden Tanner, found interest in philanthropy work, which now serves historically under resourced youth from ages 25 years old and younger towards a life of sustainability.
Through after school enrichment programming, young professionals learned the basics of entrepreneurship, business planning, how to secure capital, and run their venture. The duo takes the conventional sayings and phrases such as "you can do whatever you set your mind to" or "you can own your own business someday" from a redundant string of words to a vibrant statement and visual of potential and progress.
With collective work being the main cohesive building model, in 2019, Royale Cohesive Network received a Resolution from the City of Kansas City that sets the tone for the rise and celebration of youth entrepreneurship. On April 20th, Kansas City recognizes Youth Entrepreneur Day for young professionals across the metro area. Furthermore, on October 16th, a Resolution from the State of Missouri was presented to the network for their Economic Impact. Changing the narrative one component at a time, Tovah Tanner strives for a better tomorrow.
Sheyvette Dinkens is originally from Liberal, KS, but currently calls the Kansas City Metro home. Ms. Dinkens received a Baccalaureate of Science in Criminal Justice, Minor in Human Services from Washburn University. Additionally, Ms. Dinkens holds a Master’s of Business Administration from Baker University and Master’s in Secondary Education from Fort Hays University.
Ms. Dinkens is a published author, community advocate, an innovative thinker, doer, and award winning educator. She was the founder and Executive Director of a non-profit organization, Women Empowerment. She then owned and operated a consulting firm for several years and currently works as a business facilitator in the Kansas City area, at an urban high school. And has created the first co-working space in a high school in the State of Kansas, Suite 1886. Ms. Dinkens is currently on staff at Kansas City, Kansas Community College and is a Licensed Addiction Counselor, for nearly 15 years.
Ms. Dinkens is a Board Member for School of Economics, part of the KCK E-Ship Community, a member of the Wyandotte County District Attorney's Community Liaison Board and volunteer for Youth for Christ in Kansas City along with taking part in Leadership 2000, the 34th Class in Wyandotte County. She is passionate about civic engagement and community mobilization, a member of the National Education Association of Kansas City. Previously, she served as the secretary for the Kansas City Kansas Chamber Young Professional Organization, KCK Forward, a Member of the Connection Committee at City of Truth and an advocate for the Fairfax Learning Center. You can find her in the Hall of Fame at Seward County Community College.
By demonstrating leadership and igniting community initiatives and efforts, Ms. Dinkens has been able to support others and plant seeds of growth and empowerment. Through her non-profit experience, Ms. Dinkens has shown a dedication and understanding in various sectors that is highly regarded.