ABOUT COASTAL SURROGACY
Program Manager & Chief Operating Officer
John Dean, Program Manager and Chief Operating Officer of Coastal Surrogacy, LLC. John’s lends his broad professional experience of over twenty years in finance along with four years as the egg donor program manager for A Center for Coastal Conceptions to now developing Coastal Surrogacy into a leading surrogacy agency devoted to bringing assistance to couples seeking to become parents.John lends both his business expertise and his unique supportive approach to helping families through their fertility journey.
John is also a member of the ASRM (American Society for Reproductive Medicine), Resolve and American Fertility Association (AFA) and is a proud supporter of Fertile Hope and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
John and Juli live in Orange County, California with daughters, Jordan and Sydney. In their free time they enjoy family outings at the beach or the lake, dancing, jet-sking and emphasizing values and the importance of family in their girls.
Director / Consultant
My foundation in the surrogacy industry is built on over a decade of professional experience. I began my career in Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) in 1996 while a Business Operations Manager and ART Coordinator for a law firm which practices in adoption and infertility law. During that time, I managed the legal and financial aspects of hundreds of egg donation and surrogacy related cases working with couples and individuals from all over the world. In 2005 I was able to expand my knowledge and experience when I started A Center for Coastal Conceptions, an agency assisting couples and individuals with surrogacy and egg donation. While my focus has now shifted exclusively to surrogate parenting, my philosophy of quality, affordable services and personalized care have never changed.
For over fifteen years, helping people become parents through Surrogacy has been my passion. To witness the birth of child and know how this child has completely changed the life of his or her parents forever is amazing to be a part of; it’s seeing the whole miraculous story from beginning to a wonderful ending.
Juli Dean is a member of the ASRM (American Society for Reproductive Medicine), Resolve, AFA (American Fertility Association) and is a proud supporter of Fertile Hope and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Lisa-Marie Hernandez, Surrogate Coordinator for Coastal Surrogacy, LLC. Lisa-Marie began her entry into this field as an egg donor herself in 2000,which is when she and Juli first met. As a former egg donor and surrogate, Lisa- Marie now lends her personal experience and love for helping families to Coastal Surrogacy. She has been with us as a Surrogate Coordinator since 2006. Lisa- Marie is both a case manager and on-call support leader for up to twenty surrogate mothers residing in the Riverside and Orange County areas. Lisa-Marie holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood education, in which she maintained a 4.0 GPA. She is currently completing her Masters degree majoring in Special Education and has worked within the public school system with Autistic and other special needs children. We feel Lisa Marie’s combined experience and always encouraging demeanor provides our surrogates and families with many positive attributes.
Lisa Marie delivered her second surrogate baby in 2010 for a family from New York who she also delivered a little boy for in 2008. She is currently expecting in 2012 as a surrogate for a California family.
Lisa-Marie and her husband have two daughters. In her free time Lisa-Marie enjoys interior design, “treasure hunting” & spending time with her two girls.
Brandi Brewster, Surrogate Coordinator. After completing her journey as a gestational surrogate, delivering twins in March of 2009 for a couple from China, Brandi was already a part of our team but has now become an integral part of our company. It was this amazing experience that influenced Brandi’s decision to help other surrogates and our Coastal Surrogacy families. Brandi is both a case manager and on-call support leader for as many as twenty surrogate mothers under her care residing in the Los Angeles and Orange County areas. Having worked as a manager for an elite Orange County catering company for almost ten years, her administrative experience overseeing large corporate events and affairs brings an extraordinary ability to work with people under stressful situations. Brandi’s consistently upbeat personality is another asset we are grateful for.
Brandi delivered her second set of surrogate twins in 2010 for a family from Australia and was able to travel to Australia for the twins 1st Birthday last year. Brandi recently delivered a beautiful surrogate baby girl in April, 2012 for a California family.
Brandi resides in Orange County, with her Fiancé Adam and their two daughters Abbi and Elli. In her free time, Brandi enjoys spending time with her family, camping in nature or going to the river, visiting the tide pools at our local beaches, working on crafty projects and cooking with her fiancé.
As a former CS surrogate, Nicole is a welcome addition to our team! After completing her second surrogacy journey, she was hooked and knew this was the field she could see herself in permanently. So she made a career change after ten years as a Marketing Director for several national automotive magazines to the surrogacy industry. Nicole is both a case manager and on-call support leader for up to twenty surrogate mothers residing in the Riverside, Orange County and San Diego areas. Nicole possesses a degree in marketing and now lends her talents and expertise with to helping our CS surrogates and families.
As a Surrogate, Nicole delivered a baby girl in 2009 for a family from California, a baby girl in 2010 for a family from Australia and a baby girl in 2011 for another family from Australia.
Nicole resides in Riverside County, with husband Richard and their three daughters Savannah, Summer and Sydnee. Nicole and her family enjoy the outdoors and sports. They are big participants in daughter Savannah's softball league. Nicole and her family recently visited Australia and had the time of their life!