Jay Fonseca, RN, CFRN, grew up in Enfield, CT and found his way to Maine when he attended college at the University of Maine at Orono. He stuck around the area after graduation, working as an emergency room nurse at St. Joseph Hospital, and in the intensive care and pediatric intensive care units at Eastern Maine Medical Center.
If you ask Jay why he decided to become a nurse, he answers, “I always liked the idea that I could be someone who intersects with people when they are at such a critical point in their lives. This is even more so with LifeFlight.”
This desire to help others extends outside of his daily job as well. After the massive earthquake in Haiti, Jay volunteered with International Medical Corps and spent time in Port-au-Prince, tending to many of the people trying to rebuild their lives.
Jay took a position at LifeFlight in June 2011 and along with his regular clinical duties, he also serves on the education committee where he helps promote the mission of LifeFlight.
Jay lives with his wife and son in Bangor where he spends much of his leisure time training for triathlons. He completed his first Ironman in July 2011, and swam in the inaugural Islesboro Crossing.