Georgia Team

Mariam Kukunashvili

Co Founder, New Life Global Network

Mariam was graduated from Tbilisi State Medical University with honor and was granted full government scholarship for further studies. Upon completing her 3 year residency program she continued her studies at Tbilisi State Medical University to pursue her Master Degree in Healthcare Management and Economics. In parallel to her post graduate studies, Mariam worked as a night shift nurse and later as a doctor at an Emergency Care Unit of Tbilisi Central Hospital.

From 2003, Mariam works as a Regional Coordinator for EU supported project “Primary Health Care Financing Reform in Georgia” , where she has been supervising health care reform in the Country. After Health Care Reform Project, Mariam continues work at various EU and USA Embassy funded projects: “Palliative Care’, Poverty Reduction”, US Embassy programs on “Sustainment and Stability Operations program”, “Bioweapon’s Threat Reduction Program”.

From 2008, Mariam came to Fertility sphere with her own history of infertility struggle. She suffered from endometriosis for a long time. She underwent 11 unsuccessful IVF attempts, and 4 surgeries, then one successful but ectopic pregnancy. The medical conditions lead her to turn to surrogacy. With the help of 2 wonderful surrogate mothers, she and her husband have a beautiful daughter and twin boys, born in 2011.

Mariam is principle author of the books “Surrogate Motherhood: The World Practice and Georgian Reality”, “Aging and Healthy Lifestyle” and Co Author of Surrogacy and Fertility book which was published by Cambridge University in 2016. She also writes articles and Blogs for various Georgian newspapers.

Mariam strongly believes, that every business has corporate Social responsibility, thus she funds In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) programs for certain number of Georgian infertile couples on a monthly bases. Moreover, she is a founder of charity organization New Life Fund assisting school children from vulnerable families via providing the monthly stipend for their studies and arranging study corners at home.

Mariam is extremely passionate about people who are dealing with infertility, as she has personally experienced the headache and disappointment associated with it. Mariam brings her remarkable clinical and personal experience to the New Life Georgia and leads the clinics with great commitment to its vision and goals.

Ekaterine Iashvili

Director New Life Georgia

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.

Sophie Ukleba

Head of Personal Managers’ Department

As a highly trained professional in customer service and dedicated team member, Sophie is a great asset to New Life. 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 a Head of Personal Managers’ Department, after having 10 years experience working with New Life, Sophie is the first contact person receiving all enquiries from the parents. After collecting the relevant information from the parents and informing the parents about the options New Life can offer, Sophie hands over parents to assigned personal managers. Sophie monitors parents satisfaction and is approachable for the parents any time during the entire journey to ensure the promised expectations to the parents are met at full extend. Sophie is in charge of in personal managers’ training process and constantly strives for increase of their customer service skill sets.

Languages: English, Russian, Georgian

Lela Grzybowska

Personal Manager

A charming and enthusiastic young professional Half British, Half Georgian who decided to return to her Georgian roots after 20 years of living in the UK.
Lela has more than 7 years of working experience in Sales and Marketing as well as working in the public relations and teaching sectors.

Graduating from Bristol University with BA honors in German and Spanish Lela was given the opportunity to work for a top real estate company in Spain where she mastered her skills of sales and focused on pursuing a career in this field. Having worked in Spain as a Real Estate Sales manager her next opportunity took her to Australia where she furthered her sales and marketing experience in one of Melbourne’s top energy companies. Working in all aspects of sales starting from door to door, cold calling and eventually becoming sales leader of the Melbourne flagship branch her dedication and hard work promoted her to Team manager.

Lela’s experience in customer service and ability to develop relationships with people then lead her to obtain a CELTA teaching qualification where she worked at a language Centre in Georgia for 2 years teaching students of all ages.

As a personal manager at New Life, Lela focuses on enquires from all potential Intended parents. She introduces available programs and handles negotiations for the final agreement for Intended Parents. Her attentiveness and positive outlook means she is always ready to help with any situation via email and telephone at any time of the day.

Languages: English, Spanish, German, Georgian

Eliso Shakarashvili

Personal Manager

Eliso is a well trained professional with the working experience in different international companies. She has been in customer service for more than ten years and developed her communication, time management and goal oriented skills. Eliso has held supervision and administration positions at The Dorchester Hotel, Mayfair and West Trend Apartments London, she also worked at one of the leading international insurance companies, Vienna Insurance Group, where she deepened her knowledge in customer service. Eliso holds the Bachelor degree in the interpretation and translation of the English language at Georgian Technical University and additionally she took the courses of Marketing, Advertising and Public Relation at one of the prestigious colleges in London, UK.

Eliso has been working at New Life for more than four years and is well aware in details and specifics characterizing the mission and vision of entire New Life. Working as a personal manager, Eliso is responsible for dealing directly with Intended Parents, managing and coordinating their inquiries and providing support in order to ensure their satisfaction. Eliso responds all initial questions in great detail, introduces available programs and handles negotiations for the final agreement for Intended Parents.

Eliso is considered as one of the most dedicated, enthusiastic and supportive team member of New Life with a high sense of responsibility.

Languages: English, Russian, Georgian

Nana Tskhondia

Personal Manager

Nana holds BA degree in English philology. She completed international studies at Folk High School in Denmark that helped her to be qualified as active and engaged member of society.
Being the Deputy Secretary General of Georgia Red Cross for 8 years, she has gained huge experience and skills in supervision, monitoring and management of programs.

As a personal manager at New Life, Nana introduces available programs to the intended parents, answers all the questions in accurate and timely manner and and handles negotiations for the final agreement. She is always attentive to every detail and prioritizes making everything as easy and pleasant as possible for our intended parents.

Languages: English, Russian, Georgian

Lika Oboladze

Personal Manager

Graduated from Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Lika holds BA degree in Psychology. She has more than 10 years of working experience in local, international and state organizations, as well as in NGO. Starting career as a customer service representative for an International company, she managed to become a CEO assistant in a short time.

Having a passion for working in Medical Service and communicate with patients, Lika decided to obtain Master Degree in Public Health Administration and Management. She worked as a deputy director in administrative field in one of the biggest hospitals in Tbilisi. After getting her Master Degree, Lika joined NCDC (National Center of Disease Control and Public Health) UNICEF funded project and she had to deal, control and monitor antenatal and perinatal clinics all over the country. She participated in various health conferences, meetings and trainings arranged by different organizations such as WHO, Statistics Sweden and University of Tromso (Norway).

Working as a personal manager at New Life, Lika deals directly with all intended parents, manages and coordinates their inquiries. She introduces available programs and handles negotiations for the final agreement. Her previous experience working with International patients as well makes her professional advisor with some extra personal touch.

Languages: English, Russian, Georgian

Tina Nishnianidze

Personal Manager

Tina holds a Bachelor Degree in International Law and Diplomacy, graduated from University of Barcelona, and also holds a Masters Degree on Human Rights Protection and Globalization from Universidad Abierta de Catalunya (UOC).
She has more then 7 years experience as a customer service agent for American Airlines in Barcelona Airport. Also she was a member of Human Rights Head Office Cabinet and Centre for International Humanitarian Law of Red Cross in Catalunya. Worked closely with partner organizations in Barcelona in terms of protect support, operations, organizational development, capacity building, monitoring and evaluation. Participation in the creation of the programme of internal training in humanitarian diplomacy.

Working as a personal manager at New Life, Tina additionally coordinates the Spanish speaking intended parents. She is always ready to help with any situation via email and telephone at any time of the day.

Languages: Spanish, English, Russian, Georgian

Nia Nutsubidze

Personal Manager

Nia has multiple years of experience working in the Patients Coordination Department of the Caucasian Region at the Istanbul Florence Nightingale Hospital. Obtaining a Diploma in Journalism helped Nia to gain additional skills helping her to communicate professionally between patients and the clinic. She is an experienced professional who gained knowledge in the medical field as well as dealing with Patients and most importantly handling time management.

Nia is an extremely responsible, hardworking and empathetic person, which makes her an ideal patient coordinator.

Working as a personal manager at New Life, Nia coordinates the Turkish speaking intended parents.

She is always there to respond to patients’ queries via Email, or Telephone any time of the day. Nia makes sure all questions are fully answered in a timely and accurate manner.

Languages: Turkish, Russian, Georgian

Justyna Nowak

Personal Manager

Justyna completed 5-year psychology studies with a specialization in clinical sexology and clinical psychology and she holds Master Degree in Psychology.

For 2 years, Justyna conducted trainings for leaders of local communities and then for 4 years she worked at the Family Support Center and the Women's Rights Center, where she conducted psychological consultations with couples and women. Thanks to her commitment and social skills, she soon began working with the best therapists in Poland.

Justyna has completed many trainings related to psychology of a couple and work with people struggling with infertility. Currently, she has started her doctoral dissertation related to infertility issues.

As a personal manager at New Life, Justyna deals with intended parents, conducts meetings with them and provides support in order to ensure their satisfaction. She makes whole journey as easy and pleasant as possible for our intended parents.

Languages: English, Polish, Sign language.

Gvantsa Natenadze

Human resources and Business Development Manager

gvantsa@newlifegeorgia.com

Gvantsa has over 8 years of working experience in Customer Service, Marketing and Public Relations in an International, as well as local based companies.
Holding BA degree in Business Management and Administration, Gvantsa has working experience in Financial Sector as well. She also holds a Master’s degree in Public Relations from GIPA University , which helped her gain additional knowledge in PR and communication.

Having worked as an International Customer Service Advisor, She gained essential customer service skills, so Gvantsa clearly understands the importance of customer loyalty and satisfaction. Knowledge in PR, as well as in Business sector, is an asset for her to evaluate and coordinate programs in an accurate manner, from business and customer perspective.

As a Business Development Manager at New Life Georgia, Gvantsa follows up new business opportunities, identifies potential partners and maintains fruitful relationships with existing ones. More importantly, she focuses on customer satisfaction, develops surveys and always keeps an extra eye to ensure parents are well taken care of and each and every member of our team always runs an extra mile.

As a Human Resources Manager, she manages the recruitment and selection process, bridges management and employee relations by addressing demands, grievances or other issues . Gvantsa develops and implements HR strategies and initiatives at New Life.

Languages: Georgia, English, Russian

Ia Alugishvili

Pregnancy Care Coordinator

(+995 5 98) 717 713

ia@newlifegeorgia.com

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

Viktoria Koberidze

Medical Coordinator

viktoria@newlifegeorgia.com

Viktoria is one of our newest New Life Team Members. Sympathetic, attentive young professional. She has worked in wide variety of professional capacities in both private and public sectors. She earned her M.B.A in University of EUSS, Barcelona.
Viktoria has worked as a chief specialist of International relations department at Georgian National Tourism Administration for 7 years where she gained her experience in project implementation, managerial, administrative and customer service spheres.
Besides all of experience that she has, Viktoria possesses high sense of responsibility, is an excellent communicator, which is coming from her educational background in Psychology, International Marketing and experience in working in foreign countries.
As a medical coordinator of New life Georgia, Viktoria is responsible for medical coordination of planned programs.

Languages: Georgian, English, Russian, Spanish

Tamari Getsadze

Pregnancy Care Coordinator

tamar@newlifegeorgia.com

Tamari is an energetic, active and highly motivated young professional who recently joined New Life Georgia team members.
Holding BA degree in Business Administration and Management, Also Tamari is currently obtaining MBA at Ilia States University in parallel with her work. Moreover, she has been granted by Czech Republic governmental scholarship at Charles University in Prague.
Well trained professional with more than 6 years of working experience in Customer Service related fields for both – local and International companies. In particular, Tamari worked for American and Italian companies’ Georgian branches as well as having relevant working experience abroad in International projects, financed by European Commission in charge of event management.
Helping people and supporting society’s development is one of the passions of her life. Consequently, she was volunteer at charitable foundation “Saba” to help poor children. Furthermore, she was one of the organizers of science promotion projects for Georgian children and youth.
A Natural character of being useful for anothers and ability to design nice relationship with people makes Tamari proud new member of New Life Georgia as Pregnancy Care Coordinator.

Languages: English, Russian, Georgian

Tatia Kikalishvili

After Birth Care Coordinator

tatia@newlifegeorgia.com

Holding a BA in Psychology from Ilia State University, really helps Tatia understand each customer as an individual and offer them exceptional service. Tatia is currently obtaining a Master’s degree in European Integration and Employment Relations from the Georgian-American University in parallel with her work.

Tatia has more than 4 years of experience in Customer service and Management. She started her carrier as a sales assistant for a part-time job in fashion retail, but she demonstrated high level of service and got promoted as a department manager at the first H&M Store in Georgia.

Tatia has started working with new life Georgia in 2019 as an Administrative manager. Nowadays she has promoted for After Birth Care coordinator. She works with expecting parents both before and after their baby is delivered. She supports parents by planning, organizing and collecting paperwork for the birth certificate, accompanies them to legal institutions while they are submitting the application for a birth certificate; she diligently provides overall assistance to parents while staying in Georgia. Her attentiveness and positive outlook means she is always ready to help with any situation at any time of the day.

languages: Georgian, English, Russian.

Nino Panjavidze

Financial Administrator

nini@newlifegeorgia.com

Ninos motivation, knowledge and outstanding skills gives her confidence to become a successful member of our team. She holds a BA and MBA degree in Business administration. Nino had been working for 4 years in the field of finance, which has gained her invaluable organizational, analytical and strategic analyzing skills. In parallel, successfully obtaining a certificate from the Georgian Federation of Professional Accountants and Auditors.
Before starting her career in the Public sector as an accountant, Nino had been a co-founder of an NGO, about non-formal education. Giving lectures to students in financial management, she had been an organizer and manager of many local and international conferences. As for her personality, Nino is active, hardworking, open-minded, responsible and communicative.
As a Financial administrator at New Life Georgia, Nino is responsible for all areas of finance and administration.

Languages: Georgian, English, Russian

Tamar Janjgava

Chinese Speaking Patient Coordinator

Tamar is one of our newest New Life Team members. She is a hard-working and dedicated person who is not afraid of new challenges.
Tamar has a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Free University of Tbilisi, school of Asia and Africa. She has a basic knowledge of religion, culture and literature of far East. Tamar speaks fluent Chinese which she has learned at the university. She gained a scholarship and got a chance to continue her studies in China, university of Lanzhou for 1 year.
Tamar has done internship at ministry of foreign affairs of Georgia, where she mostly had to deal with paperwork, translation from French to English etc.
One of our youngest team members has also worked at Tabula Television, where her duty was writing news for the website.
Tamar is our primary contact for Chinese speaking intended parents.

Languages: Chinese, English

Tamta Jgarkava

Lawyer

Tamta has over 5 years local & international professional experience as a qualified lawyer in civil, commercial, regulatory and public law, as well as familiarity with the International, European and UK regulatory framework and processes. She holds Master Degree in Commercial and Corporate law.
At New Life, Tamta is dealing with every legal aspect of the Company, including: Legal due diligence; Monitoring, advising and resolving the legal issues. Minimizing legal risks of the company and it’s cross-boarder services; Dealing with all tasks related to Employment; familiarizes Surrogate mothers and parents to be in their contractual obligations. Ensures that process runs smoothly for all involved parties.

Languages: Georgian, Russian, English

Mariam Bakuradze

Head of Database and Travel Egg Donor Coordinator

mariami@newlifegeorgiacom

Mariam is one of our newest New Life Team Members. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law from Ivane Javakhishvili State University. She has more than 7 years of work experience in hospitality service as a manager at Golden Crown Group in Dubai. Mariam has worked in Qatar, Dubai and China as a VIP customer service manager. At New Life, Mariam Started her career as an administrative officer, she demonstrated high level of service and experience, and got promoted in no time as a program manager.

As a Head of Egg Donor and Database Program coordinator at New Life Georgia, Mariam manages the egg donor database and ensures its regular update. She also makes sure all details are accurate and the programs run smoothly and accurately.

Languages:Georgian, English, Russian, Chinese

Maia Nakopia

Traveling Egg Donor Program Manager

00995 577455445

maia@newlifegeorgia.com

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 Georgia, 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

Accountant

(+995 599) 492737

accounting@newlifegeorgia.com

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@newlifegeorgia.com

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.

Nino-Jamaspishvili

After Birth Care Coordinator

nino@newlifegeorgia.com

Nino is an enthusiastic and highly trained Health Care professional and dedicated team member. She was graduated from Tbilisi State Medical University and holds a Master’s Degree in Public Health.

Nino has worked as a sales manager and later on as a claims manager at the leading international insurance companies in Georgia. She has held administrative positions at some of the leading clinics in Georgia. Before transition to New Life, she has been working on an administrative position for WWF Caucasus. She has substantial experience of working in customer service and international environment.

Nino 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

Medical Coordinator

( +995 593 ) 03 34 44

nana@newlifegeorgia.com

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 Manager

00995599 531305

elene@newlifegeorgia.com

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

Tsitsi Glonti

Administrative Assistant

tsitsi@newlifegeorgia.com

Holding a BA in Sociology from Ivane Javakhishvili State University, Tsitsi has been volunteering in Georgia and in different countries, helping elderly people and children with disabilities to integrate with the community. She has been rewarded with certificates of completion from globally recognized brands. Since working in Vocational College and helping people with different kind of disabilities, she is always motivated to help people.

Tsitsi has more than 2 years of experience in Administrative Management, in local and international companies. She has multiple years of experience working in hospitality with leading hotels in Georgia. Her experience and knowledge of customer service standards is a real asset to the New Life team.

As an Administrative manager at New Life, Tsitsi assists management in archiving documents by planning, organizing and making sure everything is in its place. She welcomes patients with a warm attitude and is always ready to assist them. Tsitsi is full of positive energy and spreads it around making customers first impression and experience with New life pleasant and smooth.

Eduard

Logistics Coordinator

+995597142881

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.

Kakha Svintradze

Logistics/Pharmacy Coordinator

Kakha is in charge of all medicines that are used at New Life. He manages the running of the pharmacy that handles all medicines prescribed and distributed to our intended parents, surrogate mothers and egg donors throughout their programs. This is a task that is crucial for our company’s day to day operation and Kakha is extremely dedicated and a very appreciated team member.

Kakha is extremely responsible and thorough, something that is of utmost importance when being in charge of such an important section as he is. He always fulfils his responsibilities with care and dedication, always paying attention to every little detail to make sure that everything is correct, and never leaves anything to chance.

Languages: Georgian, English, Russian.