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)

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.

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

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


Eliso Shakarashvili

Branch Manager

Eliso Shakarashvili

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. Being a Manager of New Life Mexico, Eliso is the one ensuring the smoothness of operation and development of Mexico Branch. She 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.
+995 595 85 94 55


Karen Gonzalez

Medical Coordinator

A dedicated and motivated team member Karen is a great asset to New Life Mexico. Karen has more than 5 year experience of working in different fields of Medical Tourism such as Cosmetic surgery, Dental treatments and Fertility. Karen was also a medical consultant at My Medical Vacations, a receptionist at Claussel Studios, entertainer of the kids’ club at first class resorts as Riu Caribe and Leader of the Kids Club Team at Beach Palace Resort. She has a huge experience in hospitality service and administration where she developed communication skills and interpersonal abilities.

At New Life Mexico Karen works as a Medical Coordinator and spends significant time for preparing and scheduling IVF programs. She is in charge of overall facilitation of clinical support to intended parents. She is the one staying in a regular communication with Intended Parents during the programs and updates them about ongoing progress accordingly. Karen ensures program smoothness and Intended Parents satisfaction.

An emphatic team member Karen has been considered as an honest, positive and committed person.
(+52) 9981 48 92 68

Karen Gonzalez


Kelly Vadillo Gonzalez

Egg Donor and Surrogate Mother Coordinator

Kelly Vadillo Gonzalez

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
( +52) 998 122-9543, (+52) 998 802-2631


Emily Natalia Ortiz vilchis

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
(+52) 998 191 54 22

Emily Natalia Ortiz vilchis


Josefin Svaetichin

Social Media Marketing and Blog Writing Specialist

Josefin Svaetichin

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.