Host for Dancing with the Docs

Lori Ciccarelli Stotko, MPS, has been employed with Mammoth Hospital since 1998 in the various roles as Spokesperson, Community Relations Director, Patient Experience Manager and Hospital Chaplain. She chaired the hospital’s Leadership Development Institute for five years overseeing leadership training for managers and currently is an instructor for the Emerging Leader Program.She emceed the hospital’s TV reality show and final fund-raising gala Dancing with the Docs from 2012-2014. Lori earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications from Walla Walla University, and continued her education in Cal Poly’s teacher credentialing program in which she taught at the elementary level for 11 years. She is certified as a Spiritual Director in Spiritual Direction, Formation and Leadership from the Leadership Institute in Orange and earned a Master’s degree in Leadership with a concentration in Human Capacity in Organizations and graduated summa cum laude from the University of Denver. She served an appointed seat on the California State Council for Developmental Disabilities Board of Directors, area board 12 from 2011 – 2015.

Lori earned Mammoth Hospital’s prestigious Excellence in Management Award 2010 – 2014; and honored as Walla Walla University’s Alumni of the Year 2011 recognized for community, church, and professional service. In 2008, she released a documentary film on her son “JJ’s Journey, A Journey about Autism” that has been showcased around the world as the official selection for several international film festivals, and nominated for the Autism Society of America Media Excellence Award 2009. The film has been featured on NBC and touted by Oprah as “Ambassadors of Hope” on and Oprah’s Angel Network. To learn more about JJ’s Journey,

Lori advocates, presents and offers classes & workshops on special needs advocacy, leadership & personal development and customer service since 1999. She is the founder of Transitions – Moving Forward and Transforming Lives Advocacy. She has been the leadership keynote speaker for Loma Linda University Medical Center at the Oasis Conference 2013 (Developing Emotional and Spiritual Intelligence), featured speaker for San Gabriel Academy Alumni Weekend 2017 (God’s Ripple Effect; Connecting our Past to our Future), featured speaker for Church on the Mountain Women’s Tea 2017 (High Tea in High Places; A Kingdom Perspective), featured presenter for Autism Conferences of America 2010 and panel expert for San Diego University 2011.


San Gabriel Academy 2017 alumni weekend featured speaker – “God’s Ripple Effect; connecting our past to our future.”

As a certified Spiritual Director, Lori helps others see God in their landscape by accompanying them on their spiritual journey. Her ministry is a healing ministry of transformation from the head (beliefs) to the heart (intimacy) enhancing relationship with God through spiritual formation and disciplines developing Christian character. She also teaches leadership workshops focused on “Developing Emotional & Spiritual Intelligence.” Read more at Transforming Lives Advocacy. For more information, contact Lori at