About the Authors

Lisa Zoll  (left) and  Lynn Shin  er  (right)

Lisa Zoll (left) and Lynn Shiner (right)

Biography of Authors

Lisa Zoll (LCSW) graduated with her MSW from Temple University, Harrisburg in 2003.  Lisa’s experience includes 12 years as a Clinical Psychiatric Specialist at the Penn State University Medical Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania, working in the Adult Partial Hospitalization Program and Psychiatric Outpatient Clinic.  In 2008, Lisa began teaching “Loss & Grief” and “Assessment and the DSM” as an Adjunct Instructor in the School of Social Work at Temple University, Harrisburg.  In 2014 she was hired as a full-time instructor in the Master of Social Work program where she continues teaching courses on grief, loss, and clinical assessment.


Lynn Shiner is an award-winning co-author of "Stabbed in the Heart:  Three Murdered Children, Two Resilient Mothers" who dedicated most of her career supporting crime victims.  This work grew out of  Lynn's very personal experience of tragic loss. On Christmas Day, 1994, Lynn's young children, Jen and Dave, were murdered. Later, as the Director of the Pennsylvania Office of Victims' Services, Lynn oversaw the annual distribution of more than $100 million dollars in state and federal funding allocated to meet the needs of crime victims throughout the Commonwealth. She's the recipient of countless awards including the "National Crime Victim Service Award" presented by John Ashcroft and the Visionary Voice Award by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center. Lynn was also selected to present a TEDx Talk entitled, "The ABCs of Dealing with Death." 

To purchase Lynn's book "Stabbed in the Heart," click on this link to her webpage:  rjdblessings.com