New Life Ukraine 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 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 Kukunashvili

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 Global Network and leads the clinics with great commitment to its vision and goals.


Maka Darsavelidze

Maka Darsavelidze

Follow up Manager (+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 Ukraine, Maka deals directly with all intended parents, 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. Maka is your primary contact when you start to consider carrying out your surrogacy and/or egg donation program in Ukraine


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.

Maria Requelme



Svetlana Pirojenko

Deputy Director
Svetlana has many years of working experience on leading positions in private companies where she was mainly focusing on business development, market research and qualified customers’ service.
She holds the Master’s degree from Kiev National University of Economy majoring in Finance. Her expertise in Sales, Marketing and Media Relations greatly contributed to her proficiency in dealing with customers to serve them professionally and responsibly. Her personal communication skills, education and years of experience make her to be the reliable and trustworthy contact person for the Intended Parents in their aspiration on the way of parenthood.
At New Life Ukraine Svetlana deals with the confirmed patients handed over by Maka and accompanies them through the process of medical coordination and pregnancy care till the baby’s delivery. Therefore, Intended Parents can easily address her with all questions they may have during the program implementation with confidence that they will receive full answers and detailed explanations. Svetlana takes and manages every program as her personal case. She is dedicated to help couples to facilitate the journey to parenthood and make it as smooth as possible.


Anna Kolendrickaya

Egg Donor and Surrogate Mother Coordinator
New Life Ukraine’s dedicated staff member Anna Kolendrytska has years of working experience in government agency on administrative issues, social policy and lifestyle and has been monitoring the quality control in sales. She holds a Master’s degree in Biology and Chemistry from Kiev National University.
Anna brings both compassion and experience to New Life Ukraine with her hard work and motivation. She is the best contact for surrogate mothers and egg donors. Anna finds the process very rewarding and works with big enthusiasm and inspiration. She coordinates and manages the database of egg donors and surrogate mothers and always has an accurate and timely advice regarding the potential candidates for the programs. She maintains close communication with all candidates and ensures their satisfaction. She also coordinates regional consultants and serves as a liaison between them and New Life Ukraine.



Mariam Padalka

Mariam Padalka

Pregnancy Care Coordinator


Thanks to many years of experience in customer service in different sector and her studies in Georgia , Ukraine and Spain, Mariam has gained experience in understanding how different nationalities have different sensitivities, and the importance of acting accordingly in every situation. Mariam finds her customer service experience very valuable at New Life Ukraine, in a field where emotions and empathy plays such a crucial role. Mariam was also language instructor were she has learnt to develop learning plans and the importance of an individualized approach in order to achieve the best possible results.

At New Life Ukraine, Mariam works as a pregnancy care coordinator. She is the best care taker of pregnant surrogate mothers and our successful parents . Mariam finds the process very rewarding and works with big enthusiasm and inspiration. She coordinates and manages the medical appointments for pregnant surrogate mothers and always has an accurate and timely updates for our successful parents.


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.