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Family Creations: Our dedicated people


Family Creations has the industry's most experienced and knowledgeable experts. We choose to work with people who have our passion for this very special kind of sharing. Each of us here at Family Creations is committed to providing the very best assistance to each of our clients. and address all your concerns – every step of the way. We look forward to being a part of your donation experience.
 

Family Creations Team

 

Julia Alkire
Founder, CEO


" I am amazed by the miracle's of Third Party Reproduction and have found so much fulfillment in the work that I am blessed to do. I am grateful to be involved in this truly incredible process in which new families are created every day!"  -Julia Alkire

As Founder and CEO of Family Creations, Julia leads Family Creations' team.

She developed Family Creations' standardized procedures to ensure delivery of professional and compassionate agency services to each of our clients.

Her devotion for family and children along with her extensive management experience is a unique blend that gives her the ability to compassionately guide intended parents, surrogates and donors through this incredible journey.

Along with her role as a visionary CEO, Julia is married to her husband Keith and is the mother of two beautiful daughters, Rachel and Alyson.

Julia was named one of America's Top 30 Entrepreneurs Under the age of 30 by INC. Magazine and was also honored in ForbesWoman Magazine in an article titled Success at Every Age.

 

Betsy Bina
Executive Assistant & Egg Donor Coordinator

Betsy Bina expertly guides prospective donors through the application and interview process. Family Creations is very selective in the donors they invite to join their program, and Betsy's role is to facilitate the applications to ensure only the most qualified donors are approved. Only after Betsy personally interviews each prospective donor, are they invited to join Family Creations' program.

Betsy does a fantastic job of getting to know each donor while assessing their maturity level and commitment to the process. She educates each prospective donor about her responsibilities going forward in the process so each donor knows exactly what to expect once she is selected by Intended Parents. She takes pride in her work and feels inspired by these incredible young women every day.

 

Mechelle Langley
Director of Client Services


As Director of Client Services, Mechelle Langley facilitates the matching process with clients seeking an egg donor and or surrogate.  With both personal experience and years of professional experience Mechelle is able to expertly guide and assist our clients through this pivotal and emotional time in their lives.  
 
   “I have true passion for helping any person who has a desire to become a parent through egg donation and surrogacy, I am here to be your helping hand throughout your journey. More than anything I want this dream to become a reality for every person out there struggling with infertility.”  Mechelle asserts. 
 
Mechelle has assisted hundreds of Family Creations clients over the years and she is truly passionate about her work! In these complex cases, all parties can rest assured that they are in competent, caring hands with Mechelle's assistance. Mechelle feels privileged to be on Family Creations team and to be a part of our clients amazing journeys.

 
 

Cheryl McFarlane
Case Manager


Cheryl has an integral role of assisting each of our departments to ensure a smooth and seamlessly running office. She handles a high volume of calls and processes a large volume of applications.

Cheryl is also in contact with each of our egg donors on a frequent basis ensuring that their information is up to date and accurate. She is the heart of our office and handles everything from answering phones to collecting medical records and everything in between. Cheryl is a recent graduate of the University of Southern California where she majored in Kinesiology. Cheryl is actively pursuing classes to further her education and is honored to be a part of such a wonderful organization like Family Creations.

 

Jered Mercer
Director of Development, San Francisco


As the Director of Development for the San Francisco branch, Jered’s purpose is to build and maintain relationships with fertility clinics in the Bay Area as well as with other organizations dedicated to the business of creating families.
 
While in the office, Jered also takes on the role as case manager- he acts as the center of communication between all parties involved in an egg donation cycle. He encourages a smooth cycle by staying informed and diligently relaying all pertinent information to future parents, egg donors, physicians, and attorneys. Jered worked previously for Family Creations as an egg donor coordinator, and this experience has helped him gain an even deeper understanding of our donors’ experiences from the earliest stages of the egg donation process.

Jered grew up in Southern California and studied Business and Advertising in college. He has a true love for helping others and enjoys working with people during such an important time in their lives. He has an array of experience in several fields and positions, and he describes his involvement at Family Creations as the most rewarding work he has ever done!
 

 
 
Liliana Rodriguez
Administrative Assistant


Family is everything to me and children are the most precious gift a family can receive. It is very rewarding to see this process come together, beginning with an application and ending with the happiness and excitement of a family who has struggled to receive their gift. I have a passion for helping others and I am so honored to be a part of this wonderful experience where I can see so many people’s dreams come true.
 
As administrative assistant Liliana has an integral role of assisting each of our departments to ensure a smooth and seamlessly running office. She handles a high volume of calls and processes a large volume of applications.

Liliana is also in contact with each of our egg donors on a frequent basis ensuring that their information is up to date and accurate. She is the heart of our office and handles everything from answering phones to collecting medical records and everything in between.
 


 

Elysa Romano
Director of Development, Texas Branch


Elysa walks prospective donors through the application and interview process. We receive thousands of donor applications each month and Elysa's role is to ascertain the suitability of each candidate that applies. We only accept less than 5% of the donors that apply with us, so this is no small feat!

Elysa's role includes reviewing applications, egg donor profiles, reviewing family health information, requesting school transcripts, reviewing records, and finally having a personal interview with each donor before accepting them into our program. She was born and raised in the North East but has come to find out that she is definitely a California girl at heart! She explains that "Working for Family Creations allows me to fulfill my love of helping others while entertaining my inner "social butterfly" as I conduct interviews.

We have a great team here at Family Creations and it's amazing to be at the forefront of the donor process. To see the process come full circle, from application to the birth of a child, is a bigger sense of satisfaction than I can put into words.

Marla Soriano
Surrogate Case Manager


"I have always found that my greatest strength has been in my ability to connect with all types of people. I embrace the opportunity to become an integral part of changing lives and I am committed to helping our clients create the family of their dreams."

Marla facilitates the Surrogacy process from match to after delivery by maintaining constant contact with all parties involved.  Marla's exceptional communications skills allows our Intended Parents and Surrogates to feel supported and confident in their experiences.

Marla was born and raised in Southern California and is married with two amazing children! She graduated from California State University Northridge, and holds her Bachelors Degree in Psychology.
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