New Life Mexico Team


Mariam Kukunashvili

Co Founder, New Life Global Network

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


Li Meng, Ph. D.; HCLD (AAB)

Li Meng, Ph. D.; HCLD (AAB)
Invited Embryologist from California, USA

At New Life Mexico we are constantly striving to improve our performance and increase success rates of ongoing programs. We are happy to welcome Mr. Li Meng as an invited embryologist from California, USA. We are very enthusiastic about him joining New Life and confident that he will make a significant contribution to the success of our IVF programs.

Mr. Li Meng has been directing IVF lab about twenty year. He is an Acting Director of IVF laboratories at University Hospital Fertility Center Beachwood, OH and Visiting Associate Professor at Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH, as well as Off –Site IVF Lab Director at University of Louisville in Louisville, KY.

Mr. Li Meng is board certified High–Complexity Clinical Laboratory Director (HCLD) , Embryology and Andrology by the American Board of Bioanalysis.

Mr. Li Meng has obtained his Postdoctoral Fellowship at Assisted Reproductive Technology Laboratory, Oregon Regional Primate Research Center, Beaverton, Oregon . He has completed his Posdoctoral Fellowship at Reproductive Biology Research Laboratories, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The University of Western Ontario, London. ON, Canada. Mr. Li Meng has obtained his Doctorate , Joint Graduate Program by North Carolina State University and Beijing Agricultural University, major in Mammalian Development Biology. He has defended his dissertation on Studies on Nucleocytoplasmic Interaction during Oocyte Maturation and Preimplantation Embryo Development in Rodent.

He has obtained his Masters of Science from Northeast Agricultural University , Department of Biotechnology, China.

His career goal is to combine applied research with clinical IVF. I has cloned the first monkey in the world at 1996 in Oregon National Primate Research Center and has received twice most recognized awards at ASRM- General Program Prize Paper at the 53rd (GV-transfer) and 55th (Pol-scope/SpindleView) annual meeting.

His recent clinical projects are focused on:

  • Ooocyte cryopreservation: He has been cryopreserving several thousands of oocytes using both traditional manual vitrification method and automated microfluidic vitrification instrumentation recently developed in his lab.
  • Robotic-operated non-invasive culture/imaging system (collaborated with Nikon). This system is capable to perform remote monitoring and automatic detection of early human embryo cleavage with a robotic-operated culture-imaging system.

Mr. Li Meng is author of significant number of publications. He is a member of American Society of Reproductive Medicine , Society for Study of Reproduction, International Primatological Society, American Society of Primatologists , International Embryo Transfer Society, Society for Cryobiology. Mr. Li Meng has received significant awards and honors from corresponding societies


Matuta Bzhalava

Matuta Bzhalava

e-mail: matuta@newlifemexico.net
Cell: (+995 5 99) 49 16 04

Please note that Matuta is located at head office, therefore time zone for calling is 10 AM till 6 PM, Tbilisi, Georgia time ( GMT+ 4).

Country and Follow Up Manager

With more than eight years of extensive experience in health field, Matuta Bzhalava is one of the leading professionals in our global network. In addition to a Medical Degree from the Highest Medical School in Georgia, Matuta holds a Masters of Public Health degree with a major in Health Policy, Management and Behavior from New York State University at Albany. She is a successful alumna of Freedom Support Act Future Leaders Exchange Program (FLEX), Edmund S. Muskie Graduate Fellowship Program (MUSKIE) and Fogarty International for Advanced Education (Program of New York State Department of Health).

Matuta’s professional career has been focused on various reproductive health programs of well-known international organizations: USAID, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), AIDS Institute and Healthy Capital District Initiative in New York. Matuta is the principal author of the report New York Community Health Profile, 2009 and co-author of The New York State HIV/AIDS Epidemiological Profile, 2008.

At New Life Mexico Matuta overseas overall management of the branch , coordinates staff members and follows up with the intended parents. Matuta welcomes all intended patients to discuss their initial questions in details, introduces available programs and makes negotiations with all intended parents for the the final agreement.

All intended parents, who would like to carry out surrogacy or/and egg donation program in Mexico, are welcome to contact Matuta to get answers to their initial questions, clarify different aspects of our programs, to negotiate and sign the agreement with our organization. She is fluent in English, Russian and Georgian.


Kelly Vadillo Gonzalez

Kelly Vadillo Gonzalez

e-mail: kelly@newlifemexico.net
Cell: ( +52) 998 122-9543
Phone: (+52) 998 802-2631

Egg Donor and Surrogate Mother Coordinator

At New Life, Kelly plays an integral part in running the office smoothly and coordinating our services for intended parents throughout their very special and sensitive journey to parenthood.

She is in charge of egg donor and surrogate mother recruitment, their guidance and monitoring. Kelly reviews and gradually updates the egg donor and surrogate mother databases. She is the first contact person for surrogate mothers and egg donors willing to participate in the program.

Kelly welcomes all potential egg donor and surrogate mothers to New Life Mexico to undergo initial consultation via phone call, e-mail or personal meeting.

Kelly speaks Spanish and English


Leny Zenteno

Leny Zenteno

e-mail: leny@newlifemexico.net
Cell: (+52) 998 802 2631

Medical Coordinator

Leny loves making dreams come true and taking care of medical part of the programs as well as of intended parents . Most of her job experience is related on business administration, customer service and making things happen. Leny has worked on different companies, such as advertising agencies, amusement parks and media (TV and internet), always taking care of sponsors and brands, as well as direct clients. She got a Scholarship for a Global MBA on business administration at ESEUNE Business School (Spain), it was developed in Bilbao, Brussels, Beijing and finishing in Georgetown University. As well as a degree in Marketing on one of the best schools in Mexico “Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey” (ITESM Campus Santa Fe), during her studies she was part of extracurricular groups as students associations, drama club, cheer and dance, salsa an hip-hop groups.

Leny is the primary contact person for parents undergoing medical part of the program. Once the administrative part of process is finalized (contract signed, payment received, etc.), Leny is introduced to parent and guides them until pregnancy confirmation ( once pregnancy is confirmed, parents are introduced to Pregnancy Care Coordinator). Leny is taking care of repeated cycles as well.


Emily Natalia Ortiz vilchis

Emily Natalia Ortiz vilchis

e-mail: emily@newlifemexico.net
Cell: (+52) 998 191 54 22

Surrogate Mother Database and Pregnancy Care Coordinator

As a Surrogate Mother Database coordinator, Emily is a main point of contact for surrogate mother candidates wishing to register in our database and assist intended parents to fulfill their dream of parenthood . She works closely with the medical coordinator, fertility specialists and the surrogate mothers. Emily is the key person to maintain the surrogate mother database and assists the medical coordinator in making the right match.

As a Pregnancy Care Coordinator, Emily facilitates communication between intended parents, surrogate mothers and doctors. She keeps intended parents updated regarding the pregnancy care and provides the updated reports accordingly.

Emily is a great asset to New Life Mexico. She is a highly trained professional in customer service who has worked for many prestigious companies

Languages Spanish, English