Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center AVP elected treasurer for organ-sharing network

Saint Barnabas transplant. 12/12/19 Photo by John O'Boyle

Andrea Tietjen, assistant vice president for transplant administration at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, has been elected to serve a two-year term as treasurer on the board of directors of the United Network for Organ Sharing. UNOS is a nonprofit, charitable organization that serves as the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network under contract with the federal government. UNOS helps create and define organ allocation and distribution policies that make the best use of donated organs.

“Andrea’s election as treasurer, and her continued service on the UNOS board of directors is a testament of her outstanding reputation in the transplant community,” Richard Davis, CEO and president, Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center, said. “She is well respected for being a frequent presenter at national conferences and for her cheerful willingness to share her expertise with the many transplant centers that contact us for advice and assistance.”

In the role of board treasurer, Tietjen’s responsibilities include regularly reviewing the finances of the OPTN, serving as chair of the Finance Committee and reporting to the board of directors regarding the financial condition of the OPTN. Tietjen began serving on the organization’s 42-member board of directors in July 2021. She is also a member of the organizations’ OPTN Finance Committee, Transplant Administrators Committee Fiscal Impact Advisory Workgroup and the UNOS Kidney Paired Exchange Finance Subcommittee.

Tietjen has been very active in the national transplant community for many years and has participated in many projects and committees. She presently chairs the American Society of Transplantation Transplant Administration and Quality Management Community of Practice, serves on the American Foundation for Donation and Transplantation Living Donor Education Planning Committee and is a member of the AST Living Donor COP Finance Workgroup and the American Foundation for Donation and Transplantation Living Donor Education Planning Committee.

A member of the transplant team at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center since 1999, Tietjen is responsible for the supervision and oversight of all data, quality and financial operations.