Oliver Tatom, RN

I’m Oliver, a registered nurse and paramedic currently supporting frontline caregivers as RN supervisor at St. Charles Family Care in La Pine.

I grew up in rural Deschutes County southeast of Bend, graduating from Bend High in 1997. I returned in 2014 with my wife Amy to raise our kids.

Amy serves on the Bend-La Pine Schools board of directors. You can learn more about her at www.amytatom.com.

The region has experienced incredible growth over the past 40 years, and the communities where I live and work are very different today from my childhood.

Much of that change has been good: A more diverse economy with opportunities to find meaningful work; a wider array of dining and entertainment choices; and greater inclusivity of different races, cultures, sexual orientations, gender identities, and abilities.

Not all change is progress, however.

In my professional and volunteer work, I bear daily witness to the suffering of those left behind by our county’s growth. We can – and must – grow together.


As the RN supervisor of St. Charles Family Care in La Pine, I oversee a team of nurses and medical assistants to support our physicians and advanced practice providers in delivering high quality, compassionate care to our patients.

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My childhood home was among 19 houses destroyed by the Skeleton Fire in 1996. This experience is what drives my service on Deschutes County’s Project Wildfire Steering Committee and the Deschutes Rural Fire District #2 board of directors.

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Whatever success I have enjoyed in life is due to the access I had to high-quality public education, including Central Oregon Community College. Now I serve on the college’s board of directors, advocating for programs and services that lower barriers for rural residents and parents.

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Thank you for visiting my website. I’m grateful for the opportunity to share with you the work I do. More importantly, I want to hear how we can work together to make Central Oregon a place where everyone thrives. You can contact me here.