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
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
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.

PERLA PIEKUTOWSKI
- Program Administrator/Case Manager (Maryland) - since 2009 - 410.224.0151
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.

CHRISTENE ANTHONY - Program Administrator/Case Manager (California) - since 2015 - 818.788.8288x177
Assists intended parents throughout the surrogacy journey serving as a resource for information and guidance.

CAROL DUCKWORTH
- Information Systems Manager - since 1995 - 818.788.8288x131
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
Serves as liaison between doctors, clients and CSP staff; resource person for medical information.

TRICIA SCHACKNIES - Executive Assistant - since 2002 - 818.788.8288x112
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.

MICHELINA BIRD - Trust Coordinator/Surrogate Mother Coordinator - since 2013 - 818.788.8288x145
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
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
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
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.

JULIE KRONEN
- Surrogate Mother Coordinator - since 2015 - 301-717-3236
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.

KARA BYRD
- Surrogate Mother Coordinator - since 2010 - 818.788.8288X205
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
Responsible for pre-screening surrogate mother applicants and helping them through all phases of the program.

MICHELE SUBIA
- Surrogate Mother Coordinator (Nevada) - since 2014 - 702-600-8872
Responsible for pre-screening surrogate mother applicants and helping them through all phases of the program. Primary coordinator for the state of Nevada.

REBECCA ESMERALDA
- Administrative Coordinator - since 2014 - 818.788.8288x104
Responsible for assisting intended parents throughout their participation in the program.