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 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laurie_Corbelli#Coaching_career.
(2) Margaret S. Torn https://eesa.lbl.gov/profiles/margaret-s-torn/
(3) Suzara, H. (2008) Modeling the impact of climate change on peak electricity demand in California. https://nature.berkeley.edu/classes/es196/projects/2008final/Suzara_2008.pdf.
(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). https://repository.arizona.edu/handle/10150/633228