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Mary Ellen O'Malley
Position: Insurance Coordinator
Alma Mater: SUNY Buffalo '77
Email: mary.e.omalley@colorado.edu

Mary Ellen O'Malley is in her eighth year as the manager of medical services for the Sports Medicine Program at the University of Colorado, joining the sports medicine department in 2008.

Before joining the CU staff, she spent 13 years as the owner of HeartSong Wellness Coaching and Therapeutic Bodywork in Longmont, Colo. Nationally certified in therapeutic massage and bodywork, O'Malley's business catered to a diverse clientele in need of a variety of treatment protocols such as injury rehabilitation, sports maintenance/recovery and stress reduction.

O'Malley served as the President/Education Director of Colorado's Cortiva Institute from 2004-06, where she facilitated and managed a vocational school start-up for therapeutic massage training. She was also the vice president/faculty chair of the Boulder College of Massage Therapy from 1996-2003 as well as an instructor.

A native of Scranton, Pa., O'Malley is a 1977 graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo where she played basketball and field hockey. She received the first financial grant for a female women’s basketball player awarded by the athletic department after women's basketball became a varsity sport prior to her senior year.

After obtaining her bachelor's degree in Physical Education & Health, she served as a physical education teacher at West Seneca West Junior High School in West Seneca, N.Y.; she also coached varsity girls soccer and junior varsity girls basketball at West Seneca (Senior) High School.  She then spent 12 years as a senior marketing representative/education coordinator for New York State Electric and Gas in Lancaster, N.Y., before moving to Colorado.

She is affectionately called “Clyde” by both the student-athletes and staff, a nickname that dates back to her grade school days.