Travis Hengen, MS HEM
Travis is the State Exercise Officer at the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) in Framingham, MA. He serves as the centralized agency contact for all exercise coordination that involves MEMA participation, technical assistance, coordination and/or sponsorship (with the exception of exercises conducted by the Nuclear Preparedness Department). Provides technical assistance to communities and other state agencies in conducting exercises; maintains a comprehensive calendar of all internal and external exercises involving MEMA participation, technical assistance, coordination and/or sponsorship; and coordinates all non-NPD internal MEMA and MEMT exercises.
Prior to working as the state exercise officer at MEMA, he was the Resource Management System training coordinator for the agency. He developed the training strategy and curriculum for the new Resource Management System. He oversaw all training of the system to essential emergency management personnel across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Travis also worked as the course director and instructor for two courses in the Healthcare Emergency Management program at Boston University School of Medicine. He helped develop and define the curriculum for the Introduction to Experimental Design and Statistics course and the Psychology & Sociology Aspects of Disasters and Methods of Risk Communications course.
For nearly 12 years, Travis served as a Warrant Officer, Counterintelligence Agent, and Interrogator in the United States Army. During his service, he led a tactical human intelligence team in Kuwait. He was also part of a force protection team in Croatia, Hungary, and Bosnia as well as the special agent in charge of two counterintelligence offices in Heidelberg and Darmstadt, Germany.
Travis graduated in 2008 with a B.A. degree in International Security and Conflict Resolution with a focus in Cooperation, Conflict, & Conflict Resolution from San Diego State University.
He was the first student enrolled in the Healthcare Emergency Management program at BU. He graduated in 2010 from the program.
He lives in Weymouth with his partner, Les Linares, MD, and their two foster children, Jayden & Jadiara.