Kim Valentini and Henry Dittman [#24]
Kim founded Smile Network International in May of 2003 after 25 years in public relations and marketing. Kim left the corporate arena to do what she believes is her life’s work. Her travels with Smile Network have taken her to the far corners of the earth and off the beaten path. She has met with dignitaries of foreign countries, traveled to remote, poverty-stricken villages, and met hundreds of families and children along the way whose lives have been changed as a result of the free reconstructive surgeries. Kim has been honored for her work with Smile Network as a KARE11 “Eleven Who Care” award recipient and in a 2006 reception hosted by First Lady of Minnesota, Mary Pawlenty. Additionally Kim has served as a panelist for United States Senate Subcommittee hearings on US – Latin American relations. The work of Smile Network International has been featured on National Network Affiliates, Minnesota Monthly magazine, Mpls/St. Paul magazine and Time magazine. Kim was most recently honored in 2011 with a Crave Cares “Heart of the Event” award for her exceptional volunteer commitment.
Henry Dittman’s TV guest star roles include “Entourage”, “Brothers & Sisters” , “Two and a Half Men” and “Monk”. His upcoming feature work includes starring roles opposite Illeana Douglas in “Knots” Tyler Hoechlin and William Sadler in “Open Gate”. Henry hosted five seasons of USA Network’s “Before and Afternoon Movie” and two seasons of Endemol’s travel show “The Smart Show,” which he also produced. He is currently a recurring panelist on “Hollywood’s Top Ten” on Reelz Channel. In addition to on-camera work, Henry has provided voiceovers for various animated series – most notably Disney’s “Higglytown Heroes” and Cartoon Network’s “Naruto.”
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