Gift of Life

Surrogacy Agency

The Gift of Life Team

Dr. F. Nicholas Shamma MD, FACOG
Dr. F. Nicholas Shamma MD, FACOG

Founder & CEO

Dr. F. Nicholas Shamma is the founder of Gift of Life Surrogacy Agency and one of the leading reproductive endocrinologists and infertility specialists in Michigan and Ohio. Dr. Shamma is American Board Certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. He has performed over 8,000 IVF cases and has helped several thousand couples achieve their dreams of parenthood. Dr. Shamma has over 150 publications and abstracts in the fields of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Infertility. His patients routinely comment on his caring nature that is supremely important during the emotional turmoil of infertility.
Zein Shamma
Zein Shamma

Founder & COO & Director of IP Program and Matching

Zein Shamma is the founder and Chief Operating Officer of Gift of Life Surrogacy Agency. She has held many marketing positions in the US, Paris, and China. One of Zein’s most notable professional accomplishments was her creation of the ZOA Design company. She holds a bachelor’s degree in public relations from California State University Long Beach.

The path of Zein’s life changed in 2004, when she met her husband, Dr. Nicholas Shamma. She worked at IVF Michigan & Ohio as Executive Assistant to the CEO for 17 years and was involved in all aspects of third-party reproduction. She is the mother of four beautiful boys.

Founded by Zein and Dr. Shamma in 2019, the Gift of Life Surrogacy Agency is a natural extension of their shared belief in the positive benefits of family building and their life-long involvement in fertility. Both Zein and Dr. Shamma strive to empower those who desire assistance in the exciting and life changing journey of gestational surrogacy, including single individuals, married couples, intended parents, and same-sex couples.

Beverly Schultz
Beverly Schultz

Director of Nursing and Third-Party Reproduction

Beverly received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Nursing, completing her Masters of Science degree with an emphasis in Healthcare Administration. She has nearly 20 years of experience as a nurse clinician and donor coordinator. In her role as donor coordinator, Beverly was responsible for clinic management, donor and recipient education, donor eligibility, and compliance with regulatory (FDA) requirements.

Beverly’s broad base of knowledge, love of nursing and strong commitment to individualized patient care help her facilitate the journey to parenthood through surrogacy.