Dr. Holly Allman

Doctor of Nursing Practice Cert. Life Care Planner,
Allman Life Care Planning

Contact Details

Allman Life Care Planning
Sacramento, CA 95833

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Violeta “Holly” Allman was born in December 1968 in San Francisco, California. Holly grew up in the Sunset district of San Francisco and focused on school and sports in her youth. She graduated with honors from Mercy High School in 1987 and was accepted to UC Berkeley as a freshman. Holly transferred to the University of San Francisco and spent the next three years playing Division I volleyball at the invitation of two-time Olympic medalist coach Lori Corbelli (1). Holly studied biology and chemistry during her years at USF. 

Holly owned and managed Ascribe Business Services, Inc., a printing and graphic design firm in San Francisco from 1995 – 2006 and was named the 1999-2000 San Francisco Bay Area“Female Entrepreneur of the Year” for the by the National Association of Women Business Owners.

In 2005, Holly married her best friend and tennis partner, Phillip Allman, a San Francisco forensic economist. Holly sold her company and returned to UC Berkeley to finish her Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science in 2006, where she was mentored by Margaret Torn (2), lead researcher and senior advisor in climate and ecosystem science for the Lawrence Berkeley Lab. For her senior thesis, Holly developed a climate-energy model that quantified the increase in peak electricity demand in California (in kWh) for every one-degree Celsius change in climate (3). Holly completed her BA in Environmental Science at UC Berkeley in 2008.

Holly cared for her aging parents from 2007 – 2015 which inspired her to become a nurse. In 2009, Holly earned her second bachelor’s degree in Nursing, graduating cum laude from Samuel Merritt University where she was chosen by her peers to give the inspirational student address at their graduation ceremony. Between 2010 and 2020 Holly worked as a perioperative nurse at Peninsula Procedure Center, as a Nurse Case Manager at Agility Health, and as Director ofNursing for ABJ Surgery Center in San Mateo, CA where she still works today. Holly’s care management experience includes caring for patients with traumatic brain injury, cerebrovascular accident (stroke), Parkinson’s Disease, Alzheimer’s Disease, paralysis, terminal cancer, spine injuries, skeletal fractures, soft tissue injuries, mental illness, respiratory problems, decubitus ulcers, urinary tract & kidney infections, amputations, blindness, hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, post-surgical patients, and patients at various stages of rehabilitation.

In 2019, Holly completed her doctorate in Nursing Practice from the University of Arizona, specializing in Adult-Geriatric Acute Care, and was a resident in Cardiology at St. Mary’s Hospital in Tucson, AZ. For Holly’s doctoral dissertation (4), she specified an innovative model for measuring the impact of chronic disease on expected work life, which has many applications in healthcare, government and industry. Holly received her credential as a Certified Life Care Planner in 2020 in order to help those with catastrophic injury plan for their future medical needs.

She started Allman Life Care Planning in 2020 and intends to spend the balance of her nursing career in this specialization.


(1) Laurie Flachmeier Corbelli, NAIA and AVCA Hall of Fame inductee; WCC, SWC, SEC Coach of the Year; and 2-time Olympic medalist

(2) Margaret S. Torn

(3) Suzara, H. (2008) Modeling the impact of climate change on peak electricity demand in California.

(4) Allman, V. (2019) Modeling the impact of chronic disease on work life. The University of Arizona, ProQuest Dissertations Publishing. Dissertation number 13863628. (Abstract only available due to pending publication).


  • Certified Life Care Planner


University of Arizona
Tucson, Arizona, United States
Doctor of Nursing Practice, 2019
Adult - Geriatric Acute Care Nursing Practice
2015 To 2019
Dissertation: Modeling the Impact of Chronic Disease on Work Life
Advisor: Mary Davis, Ph.D.

Samuel Merritt University
San Francisco, California, United States
Bachelor of Science, 2009
2008 To 2009

UC Berkeley
Berkeley, California, United States
Bachelor of Arts, 2006
Environmental Science
2002 To 2006
Dissertation: Modeling the Impact of Climate Change on Peak Electricity Demand In California
Advisor: Margaret Torn, Ph.D.

Job History

ABJ Surgery Center
Director of Nursing
San Mateo, CA, United States
January 2010 - present

Peninsula Procedure Center
Perioperative Nurse, Infection Control Coordinator
Redwood City, CA, United States
January 2013 - January 2017

Agility Health and Private Home Care
Nurse Case Manager
Redwood Shores & San Francisco, CA, United States
January 2012 - December 2012

Ascribe Business Services, Inc.
President / Owner
San Francisco, CA, United States
January 1995 - December 2006