New Life Georgia Team

Mariam Kukunashvili

Founder of the New Life Georgia

Founder of the New Life Georgia - Mrs. Mariam Kukunashvili is a member of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology, Doctor, PHT in Healthcare Management and Policy with many years of experience in fertility treatment and the healthcare field.

Mariam is principle author of the book "Surrogate Motherhood: the World Practice and Georgian Reality". In her book, Mariam provides analysis of surrogacy in the country and offers recommendations for its policy development.

Mariam is extremely passionate about people who are dealing with infertility, as she has personally experienced the headache and disappointment associated with it. After 11 unsuccessful IVF attempts, suffering from endometriosis and recovering from 4 surgeries, then one successful but ectopic pregnancy, she turned to surrogacy with great hope of becoming a mother. With the help of 2 wonderful surrogates, Mariam and her husband are parents to three lovely babies: a daughter and twin boys, born in 2011. 

Mariam brings her remarkable clinical and personal experience to the New Life Global Network and leads the clinic with great commitment to its vision and goals. Mariam is dedicated to promoting social justice around people's right to create families and has brought happiness to hundreds of parents in many different parts of the world.

With many years of experience working in the infertility industry, as a Co founder of the New Life Global Network and Founder of New Life Georgia, Mariam oversees all of its management operations. She travels intensively around the globe expanding the network and promoting the highest levels of professional standards in a constantly evolving field.


Member of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology.

All business/partnership inquiries should be made by e-mail to Mariam (no patient inquiries, please).

Languages: Georgian, English, French, Russian

Ekaterine Iashvili

Director New Life Georgia

(+995 577) 770 117

Eka has over ten year of experience working in the healthcare sector in high managerial positions; sound technical expertise, professional dedication, diplomatic approach, outstanding communication and strategic networking skills contribute greatly to her outstanding leadership qualities.

She has vast experience in monitoring and coordinating programs implemented with government and donor support {countrywide}, in various fields of the healthcare sector including reproductive health issues.

Eka holds a master’s degree in Public Administration and in Public Health. In her current position as New Life Georgia Director, Ekaterine manages the New Life Georgia Branch and ensures medical coordination of all planned programs.

Marine Darsavelidze

Manager / Medical Coordinator

(+995 577) 77 67 87

Maka has great experience in the fields of public relations and strategic communication with a government agency. Her professional experience comprises: planning and coordinating official visits, high-level meetings, media relations, international project management and implementation.

She worked for 9 years as an Assistant to the First Lady of Georgia who mainly dealt with Health care and Charity activities throughout the Country. 

Maka holds a PhD in journalism and is an Associate Professor at the State University of Georgia. She delivers lectures leads courses on public relations, journalism, media law and ethics in various Georgian institutions. She also participated in training courses at home and abroad on different issues.

At New Life Georgia, she is Ms. Ekaterine Iashvili's successor and works with confirmed intended parents, surrogates and egg donors to coordinate the surrogacy journey: preparation, scheduling IVF procedures, trip coordination and overall facilitation of clinical support to intended parents. She follows up and takes the lead to manage each case individually, once intended parents have signed the agreement with Sophie.

Sophie Ukleba

International Patient Coordinator

(+995 5 98) 80 22 23

As a highly trained professional in customer service and dedicated team member, Sophie is a great asset to New Life Georgia. In addition to a BA degree in Translation and Interpretation, Sophie holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from UK. Having worked for prestigious London companies as a sales and marketing coordinator, Sophie has expertise that is essential to insuring the satisfaction of our intended parents. She has dependable experience that helps her guide our patients through the entire process of a surrogacy program with minimal stress.

Sophie has worked as Senior Sales Advisor at New Look, Marble Arch, London, as well as on Senior Team Leader position for the Dorchester Hotel, Mayfair in London.

Sophie is very eager to keep up with the latest trends in Business Administration. Most recently, she attended several prestigious conferences on Resource Management & Carrier Development, Business Process Management & Change, Leadership Challenges & Strategy Formulation.

As Patient Coordinator at New Life Georgia, Sophie deals directly with all intended parents with confidentiality and dedication, manages and coordinates their inquiries, provides support to ensure patients’ satisfaction, answers all initial questions in great detail, introduces available programs and handles negotiations for the final agreement. Sophie is your primary contact when you start to consider carrying out your surrogacy and/or egg donation program in Georgia.

Languages: Georgian, English, Russian


Ia Alugishvili

Pregnancy Care Coordinator

(+995 5 98) 717 713

As an enthusiastic and determined staff member with substantial experience in the areas of Tourism Management and F&B Event Management, Ia is a highly skilled professionals within our team. Aside from a Bachelor's in Translation/Interpretation from the Georgian Technical University, Ia also holds an MSc Postgraduate Degree in International Tourism Management from the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff.

Ia has held supervision and administration positions at The Dorchester Hotel, Mayfair and West Trend Apartments London, where she developed her communication, time management and problem solving skills to peak levels.

Ia has successfully delivered her dissertation titled “How is Strategic Human Resource Management Related to The Organizational Overall Performance?” (A case study of the Dorchester Hotel, London).

As Pregnancy Care Coordinator at New Life Georgia, Ia updates and maintains the database of our egg donors and surrogate mothers. We understand that intended parents are eager to receive constant updates about their surrogate mothers, especially, when they are so very far away from them. We have every intention of making your journey to parenthood less stressful: therefore, all successful intended parents, who have pregnant surrogate mother in Georgia, are welcome to contact Ia directly. She will be more than happy to facilitate the communication process between parents and surrogates. 

Languages: Georgian, English, Russian

Maia Nakopia

Traveling Egg Donor Program Manager

00995 577455445

Maia holds a BA degree in English Philology; she studied economics at the Engineering Institute in Rostov for 2 years. Maia has more than 15 years of experience in the NGO sector, specifically with finances. Precision, attention to details and dedication to her work – these are the attributes that make her a reliable team member.

As (TEDP) Manager at the New Life Global Network, Maia deals with egg donor stimulation, monitors the accuracy of protocol adherence, plans and arranges program dates and coordinates donor travel and accommodations. She assigns the chaperon for a program and updates the parents and clinics about the stimulation status. She makes sure the programs run smoothly and accurately.

Languages :Georgian, English, Russian

Marine Buliskeria


(+995 599) 492737

With solid knowledge in accounting practices, economic principles, auditing practices, laws, codes and regulations, Marine is a key person in finance issues to New Life Georgia. Marine has years of experience in the management of financial systems and budgets in numerous leading hospitals in Georgia. She has provided financial data analysis, auditing and financial advice to a number of reproductive health and plastic hospitals.

At New Life Georgia, Marine manages all finance issues: applies accounting principles and procedures to analyze financial information, prepares accurate and timely financial reports and statements; ensuring all appropriate accounting control procedures are met.

Natia Grigalashvili

Financial Manager

(+995 591) 110 778

Natia holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Tourism Management. She has more than six years of work experience at AO Taoprivatbank. She obtained her accounting skills from the Georgian Federation of Professional Accountants and Auditors, operating in accordance with International Standards of Accounting.

She is distinguished among our team by her strong business administration skills, as well as analytical and organizational skills. She is a great team player and effective decision-maker with a great sense of responsibility.

Natia is a valued member of our large and dedicated staff. She mostly works behind the scenes on financial issues. Natia manages all of the programs’ financial aspects. She performs at all levels of administration regarding account transactions and management, and is known for delivering clear and unbiased information.

Eka Shakarashvili

After Birth Care Coordinator

00995595 859455

Eka is an enthusiastic and highly trained professional in customer service and dedicated team member. She holds a BA degree in Translation/Interpretation; and also completed a part time Marketing, Public Relations and Hotel Management course in the UK.

Eka has worked as a Corporate Sales Manager at one of the leading International Insurance companies in Georgia and as a shift manager at Kvareli Lake Resort, Georgia. She has held supervision and administration positions at The Dorchester Hotel, Mayfair and West Trend Apartments London, where she gained great experience in Public Relations and customer service.

Eliso works closely with the expecting parents both before and after their baby is delivered. She helps the parents with collecting paperwork for the birth certificate, accompanies them to legal institutions when they submit the application for a birth certificate; she diligently provides overall assistance to parents while staying in Georgia to see that all their needs are met.

Languages: Georgian, English, Russian

Nana Lukhutashvili

Office Manager

( +995 593 ) 03 34 44

Nana has obtained her BA Degree from Georgia State Medical University as a General Practitioner. In addition, she holds a Master’s Degree in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Nana monitors and steadily updates the egg donor and surrogate databases at New Life Georgia. She assists the New Life team in program management and welcomes the Intended Parents. She is actively involved in office managerial tasks and is a great help to Intended Parents while visiting the office, and offers support to coordinators with meetings.

Languages: Georgian, English, Russian

Elene Gelashvili

Administrative Assistant

00995599 531305

At New Life Georgia we encourage young and enthusiastic people to develop a career with our company. Elene is our youngest team member, she is an administrative assistant. Elene is a Georgian State University graduated in the Faculty of Law. She is currently obtaining a master’s degree from the same university in parallel with her work.

Elene is a great asset to our company. She assists the financial department in archiving documents by planning, organizing and making sure everything is in place with notarized contracts. Elene is exceptionally enthusiastic and always shows interest in volunteering to help her New Life team members.

Languages: Georgian, Russian, English


Logistics Coordinator


Eduard as the valuable team member facilitates the receiving and storing, moving and shipping of supplies, stock and materials, effectively managing the timely flow of order processing. He has a strong attention to detail and accuracy and possesses excellent time management skills. Apart to his main responsibility of being the Logistics Coordinator, Eduard also serves as the driver at New Life Georgia. He is the great stickler for punctuality and always ensures the passengers reach to their destination safely and comfortably. He proved to be dedicated and dependable Car Driver with excellent record of customer satisfaction.

Languages: Georgian, English, Russian.