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 Coordinator/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 - 410.224.0150
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
- Program Coordinator / Case Manager - since 2009 - 818.788.8288x132
E-mail: perla@creatingfamilies.com
Assists intended parents from Spanish speaking countries throughout the surrogacy journey serving as a resource for information and guidance. Also responsible for the daily trust administration.

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.

CAROLE JACKSON
- Surrogate Mother Case Manager (California)- since 1995 - 818.788.8288x188
E-mail: carole@creatingfamilies.com
Responsible for screening surrogate mother applicants and helping them through all phases of the program. Serves as liaison between surrogate mothers, CSP staff and counselors during their entire journey with CSP.

KARA BYRD
- Surrogate Mother Case Manager (Midwest and East Coast) - since 2010
E-mail: kara@creatingfamilies.com
Responsible for screening surrogate mother applicants and helping them through all phases of the program. Serves as liaison between surrogate mothers, CSP staff and counselors during their entire journey with CSP.

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

NANCY LAWRENCE
- Surrogate Mother Coordinator - since 2013 - 818.788.8288x130
E-mail: nancy@creatingfamilies.com
Responsible for surrogate mother documentation for all West Coast applicants. Serves as Case Manager and screens all surrogate mothers in the Greater Los Angeles area, also serves as a liaison between surrogate mothers, CSP staff and counselors during the screening process.


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