I, Charlotte Caudill, am a Registered Nurse and a Certified Occupational Health Nurse –
Specialist, currently employed by EK Health, Inc. as a Telephonic Nurse Manager serving as a
contract nurse for Dollar General Corporation. My full-time job includes the management of
workers’ compensation claims for 23 states and since COVID has given me the opportunity to
work from home.
Sadly, I lost my husband of 48 years, Bill, to complications of Parkinson’s disease 10 years ago.
He was active in local politics serving as Vice Mayor, a Portland City Councilman for 20 years
and a term on the TN Municipal League Board. He served Portland for 44 years in banking as
Manager and Vice-President of Volunteer State Bank. We have three children and 7
grandchildren to include 1 great granddaughter who is proving to be lots of fun. Two of my
children live locally, 1 already retired and my daughter, an Assistant Principal at Portland High
School. The other son is retired from the Military and lives in Nashville. We are known as a
family of service to our community.
Although I continue working full-time, I miss service to others. I worked 57 years in Nursing,
mostly in Sumner County in various nursing roles and at various facilities. Most of these roles
were clinical however, working in Emergency Nursing led me to an introduction of needed
service to Industries and Business in the Sumner County area by assisting with the injury, illness
and Safety aspects of business needs. I then followed by obtaining a certification in Occupation
Health Nursing which opened the door to additional service opportunities.
In 2022 I ‘threw my hat in the ring’ for Sumner County Commissioner, District 2, however lost
that election to incumbent, Terry Wright, by 22 votes. This decision to run for office was made
due to my desire to serve Sumner County and its constituents. Although working remotely
from home is incredibly convenient, I miss the face to face contact with others and the ability to
‘make a difference’ in the daily lives by rendering whatever efforts I have to improve quality of
life for my Sumner County family.