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

(+995 577) 770 117
ekaterine@newlifegeorgia.com

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.

Lela Grzybowska

International Patient Coordinator

Lela is one of our newest New Life Team Members. 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 dedicated new member of the team and a real people’s person Lela’s role as an International Patient coordinator at New Life focuses on enquires from all potential 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, Georgian, Spanish, German.

Sophie Ukleba

International Patient Coordinator

(+995 5 98) 80 22 23
sophie@newlifegeorgia.com

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

Maria Requelme

Spanish Patient Coordinator

María Riquelme is from Spain and studied Anthropology in the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona and then moved to London to continue her studies at a Masters level. In England she worked as a patient assistant in the London Oncology Clinic and then as a quantitative and qualitative researcher in studies about different drugs. In the Caucasus she has carried out research about gender selective abortion. She is always attentive to every detail and prioritizes making everything as easy and pleasant as possible for our intended parents.

Maria is your primary contact for Spanish Speaking intended Parents.

Languages: English, Spanish

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

Gvantsa Natenadze

Business Development and Customer Service Manager

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 and Customer Service 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.

Languages: Georgia, English, Russian

Josefin Svaetichin

Social Media Marketing and Blog Writing Specialist

Josefin has a background in liberal arts, and has previously worked with writing and editing for different clients and mediums. She is especially experienced in writing for the web and focuses mostly on social media. She holds a BA in Swedish, English and literature. Josefin is responsible for contributing content, writing articles and keeping our blogs updated.

Josefin is from Sweden and works at New Life as a full time team member since the beginning of 2017.Since New Life is an international network we very much encourage people of different nationalities and backgrounds to join our team. We believe that it is important to appreciate the different experiences and outlooks of all of our team members since it makes our network versatile and multifaceted.

Languages: English, Swedish.

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 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 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

Nino Samkharauli

Chief Legal Officer

 

Nino has over 10 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 (Commercial & Corporate LL.M) from Queen Mary University of London.

At New Life, Nino 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

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.