CSP Staff List



BILL HANDEL
- President - since 1980 - 818.788.8288x100
Founder of the Center.

KAREN SYNESIOU - CEO - since 1991 - 818.788.8288x108
Chief Administrative Officer. Responsible for overall management of the surrogate program.

JOANNE BUBRICK - Program Administrator/Case Manager (California)- since 1997 - 818.788.8288x102
E-mail: joanne@creatingfamilies.com
Assists intended parents throughout the surrogacy journey serving as a resource for information and guidance. Also responsible for the daily management of the California office.

FAY JOHNSON - Program Administrator/Case Manager (California) - since 1990 - 818.788.8288x101
E-mail: fay@creatingfamilies.com

Assists intended parents throughout the surrogacy journey serving as a resource for information and guidance. Fay is also a CSP parent and shares her personal story as support for new intended parents.

SHERRIE SMITH
- Program Administrator/Case Manager (Maryland) - since 1999 - 410.224.0151
E-mail: sherrie@creatingfamilies.com
Assists intended parents throughout the surrogacy journey serving as a resource for information and guidance. Also responsible for the daily management of the Maryland office.

PERLA PIEKUTOWSKI
- Trust Administrator/ Case Manager - since 2009 - 818.788.8288x132
E-mail: perla@creatingfamilies.com
Assists intended parents throughout the surrogacy journey serving as a resource for information and guidance. Also responsible for the daily accounts administration.

CAROL DUCKWORTH
- Information Systems Manager - since 1995 - 818.788.8288x131
E-mail: cduckworth@creatingfamilies.com
Responsible for managing CSP Internet sites and databases, designs and develops Internet applications. Maintains all CSP technology systems.

MARJORIE L. SIMPSON - Medical Administrator - since 1997 - 818.788.8288x109
E-mail: margie@creatingfamilies.com
Serves as liaison between doctors, clients and CSP staff; resource person for medical information.

TRICIA SCHACKNIES - Executive Assistant - since 2002 - 818.788.8288x112
E-mail: tricia@creatingfamilies.com
Provides administrative support to CEO and President of CSP. Works with all levels of internal management and staff, as well as clients, surrogates, and vendors.

MICKEY BIRD - Trust Coordinator/Surrogate Mother Coordinator - since 2013 - 818.788.8288x145
E-mail: mickey@creatingfamilies.com
Administers clients' funds, processes surrogate mother expense reimbursements and payments for medical expenses, insurance premiums, etc.
Coordinates surrogate mother documentation. Serves as liaison between surrogate mothers, CSP staff and counselors.

JENNIFER BUNN
- Trust Coordinator/Surrogate Mother Coordinator - since 2010 - 818.788.8288x113
E-mail: jennifer@creatingfamilies.com
Administers clients' funds, processes surrogate mother expense reimbursements and payments for medical expenses, insurance premiums, etc.
Coordinates surrogate mother documentation. Serves as liaison between surrogate mothers, CSP staff and counselors.

BERENICE BOLANOS
- Trust Coordinator/Surrogate Mother Coordinator - since 2012 - 818.788.8288x146
E-mail: berenice@creatingfamilies.com
Administers clients' funds, processes surrogate mother expense reimbursements and payments for medical expenses, insurance premiums, etc.
Coordinates surrogate mother documentation. Serves as liaison between surrogate mothers, CSP staff and counselors.

ALLISON GILLAM
- Trust Coordinator/Surrogate Mother Coordinator - since 2014 - 818.788.8288x113
E-mail: allison@creatingfamilies.com
Administers clients' funds, processes surrogate mother expense reimbursements and payments for medical expenses, insurance premiums, etc.
Coordinates surrogate mother documentation. Serves as liaison between surrogate mothers, CSP staff and counselors.

CAROLE JACKSON
- Surrogate Mother Coordinator - since 1995 - 818.788.8288x188
E-mail: carole@creatingfamilies.com
Responsible for pre-screening surrogate mother applicants and helping them through all phases of the program. Serves as liaison between surrogate mothers, CSP staff and counselors. Primary Coordinator for Southern California and Midwest states.

KARA BYRD
- Surrogate Mother Coordinator - since 2010 - 818.788.8288X205
E-mail: kara@creatingfamilies.com
Responsible for pre-screening surrogate mother applicants and helping them through all phases of the program.
Serves as liaison between surrogate mothers, CSP staff and counselors. Primary Coordinator for Eastern states.

NANCY LAWRENCE
- Surrogate Mother Coordinator - since 2014 - 818.788.8288x130
E-mail: nancy@creatingfamilies.com
Responsible for pre-screening surrogate mother applicants and helping them through all phases of the program.

KELSEY MABBOTT
- Administrative Coordinator - since 2014 - 818.788.8288x104
E-mail: kelsey@creatingfamilies.com
Responsible for assisting intended parents throughout their participation in the program.


Independent Counseling Team
Group of Independent professionals that have counseled
CSP's couples and surrogates for many years


HILARY HANAFIN, Ph.D.
- Psychologist - 310.670.4042
Email: hhanafin@ca.rr.com

Chief Psychologist. Screens, evaluates and matches surrogate
mothers and couples; provides psychological consultation.

BARBARA COHEN, LCSW-C
- Psychotherapist - 410.224.7011
Email: blbcohen@gmail.com

Counselor for the East Coast states.

DONNA ROBERTSON, LCSW
- Psychotherapist - 707.996.6591
Email: donnar@sonic.net

Counselor for Northern California and Western states.

ELAINE R. GORDON, Ph.D.
- Psychologist - 310.454.0502
Email: ElaineGordon@gmail.com

Counselor for Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Gabriel counties of California and parts of Nevada.

KAREN CHERNEKOFF, MFT
- Psychotherapist - 949.291.4296
Email: kchernekoff@gmail.com

Counselor for Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego counties in California

KIM NADLER, MFCC
- Psychotherapist - 720.560.8712
Email: kim.nadler@earthlink.net

Counselor for Texas, Colorado and the Mid West states.


Independent Attorneys
THE LAW OFFICES OF VORZIMER MASSERMAN
818.999.1950 Tel
818.999.1955 Fax




ANDREW VORZIMER - Chief Legal Counsel - 818.999.1950x11
Oversees all divisions of surrogacy and egg donation.

DEAN MASSERMAN
- Legal Counsel - 818.999.1950x12
Assists couples participating in all types of surrogacy and egg donation.

MOLLY O'BRIEN
- Legal Counsel - 818.999.1950x16
Assists couples participating in all types of surrogacy and egg donation.

CSP Staff List