LEWISTON — The Central Maine Medical Center College of Nursing Alumni Association will hold its annual meeting on Thursday, Jan. 20.

The brown bag luncheon is set for 11:30 a.m. at the Central Maine Medical Center College of Nursing and Health Professions, 70 Middle St. All area nurses and student nurses are invited.

LifeFlight of Maine nurse-paramedic Lori Metayer will be the featured speaker. A business meeting will take place after the program.

Metayer is a 1984 graduate of the Central Maine Medical Center School of Nursing. She later earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Southern Maine in Portland and subsequently earned paramedic certification.

Metayer’s nursing career began in the CMMC Intensive Care Unit. She was later named manager of the Orthopedic-Neurosurgery Nursing Unit, then worked for three years as a nursing supervisor, but her interest in critical care nursing drew her back to the ICU and the Emergency Department.

In 1998, she was named CMMC’s Emergency Nurse of the Year. When Central Maine Medical Center became involved in the development of LifeFlight of Maine, Metayer joined the service and was later named operations manager for the Lewiston base.

Metayer is a member of the National Outreach Committee for the Association of Air Medical Services and has presented educational programs throughout Maine and nationally. She also led LifeFlight’s work in Maine and nationally in developing blood donor programs.

She lives in Lisbon Falls with her husband, Shawn, a former LifeFlight paramedic, and their children, Bryan, Kayla, Lauren and Katrina.

For more information, call 783-4322.

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