Coalition of Christian Nurse Practitioners (CCNP)

As a specialty section of CMDA, we encourage, educate and challenge members of advanced practice nursing to engage in a deeper, more fulfilling walk with our Savior, equipping us to impact the lives of others with the gospel.

Leadership Team

Our leadership team is ever growing, and we are blessed to have the following people currently lead our group.

Adrienne E Thorne - DNP

Adrienne E. Thorne, DNP, AGACNP-BC, FNP-BC


Adrienne has been a member of CMDA since 2017 and has been part of the CCNP leadership team since 2018. She became a member of the Board of Trustees for CMDA in 2020. She currently resides in northern Delaware and works as a Lead Nurse Practitioner in Cardiology in the inpatient setting. She obtained her Masters degree from the University of Pittsburgh and her post-Masters certification and doctorate from Wilmington University. She is dual certified as an AGACNP and a FNP, and obtained her DNP in 2020. She is also active as the President of the Omicron Gamma chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International at Wilmington University. She has been on mission trips to Ecuador and the Dominican Republic and has a passion for helping those that are underserved or homeless.

Shelia Talbott

Shelia Talbott, DNP, FNP-C

Vice Chairman

Shelia is an alumni of Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA completing her BSN, MSN and DNP degrees at the university.  She currently works at a Family Practice FQHC in Farmville, VA that focuses on OB/GYN care for underserved communities.  She has been a member of CMDA since 2016.  In her free time, she helps coordinate medical mission trips to Honduras and Haiti with her church.   She and her husband live in an 18th century Virginia farmhouse that they have been restoring in the river community of Scottsville, VA.

Natalie Ali - ENP

Natalie Ali, ENP-C, FNP-C

Domestic Missions Coordinator/Community Outreach Coordinator

Natalie is dually certified as an emergency nurse practitioner and family nurse practitioner. She received her BSN from Oral Roberts University and her MSN from Emory University. Natalie has been a member of CMDA since she was 19 years old. She has been to Haiti several times (and Nicaragua once) with Global Health Outreach and is the assistant team leader for the annual GHO trip to Honduras. She especially enjoys caring for pediatric patients and precepting nurse practitioner students. Natalie lives in Atlanta with her handsome husband Arif Ali, a radiation oncologist who is also a long-time member of CMDA, and their friendly yellow lab, Trigg. Natalie likes to cook and used to host CMDA Bible studies and dinner in her home, but currently the meetings are virtual. She continues to volunteer regularly at a free clinic for refugees in Clarkston, GA, which is held by CMDA Atlanta in partnership with a local church.

Leadership Opportunities

We are grateful for your interest in a leadership role within CCNP. We currently have the following volunteer positions available:

To be considered for a leadership position, one must be a member of CMDA and CCNP. One must sign and agree to the CMDA-CCNP Leadership Commitment Form. Please pray for how God would have you participate in our group. If you are interested in a position listed above, please reach out to


CCNP Bylaws