President and CEO
Mr. Lynford brings extensive not-for-profit, higher- education, business, real estate, and civic experience to the EHS leadership position. Currently, he holds three gubernatorial appointments as a Commissioner of The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, a Member of the New York State Council on the Arts and a Trustee of the Trust for Governors Island. In addition, he serves on the board of New York University and the Polytechnic Institute of NYU, where he is its Deputy Chair. Previously he was a member of the Advisory Council of the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University, Vice Chair of the Global Heritage Fund, and a trustee or director of various not-for-profit organizations including the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, the Citizens Budget Commission, and the Caramoor International Center for Music and the Arts.
Controller and Treasurer
Joe LaVacca has over 20 years of accounting experience and has been with EHS for nine of those years. His past work experience including roles as Assistant Controller for the Parish of Trinity Church, Accounting Manager at Graham & James, LLP, Controller at Sanus Health Plans of NY, and Assistant Controller at Reid & Priest, LLP. He is also a Notary Public State of New York.
Senior Vice President of Student Life
Christy Gaiti-Chatfield leads EHS's efforts to help residents maximize their New York City experience. Along with her staff Christy designs the countless recreational programs and opportunities for residents to meet one another and explore the wonders of New York safely, conveniently and affordably. Prior to arriving at EHS, Christy was responsible for the Residence Life department and eventually became the Dean of Students at Marymount Manhattan College. She has a Masters Degree in Student Personnel Administration in Higher Education from New York University and Bachelor Degrees in both Psychology and Social Work from Widener University.
Senior Vice President of Leasing & Marketing
Faye Bean has over 20 years of experience in business, customer service and creative marketing. She joined EHS in 1998 where she used her prior talent in the hospitality and marketing industries to set new standards within the company. Her expertise combines a decade of designing creative marketing campaigns, developing effective methodologies and processes for their execution and delighting as well as exceeding the expectations of her clients. Faye attended SUNY Brockport while working towards her bachelor's degree in liberal arts.
Vice President of Facilities and Property Management
Kevin has been with EHS since July of 2005, and has 12 years of experience in educational property management. At EHS Kevin directs and monitors the daily and long-term projects throughout EHS’s property portfolio. Along with his staff he ensures the seamless upkeep of all aspects of building maintenance, repairs and capital improvements. He holds a Masters degree in Urban Studies from Trinity University, and attended Columbia University. Kevin previously worked for ARAMARK Education.